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photoblog image Lovely Lupins 1

Lovely Lupins 1

Lupins are not PEI's official Provincial Flower but they are certainly synonymous with our province. Advertisers lean heavily on lupins, lobster, beaches and Anne of Green Gables.

 

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Lovely Lupins 1

Lupins are not PEI's official Provincial Flower but they are certainly synonymous with our province. Advertisers lean heavily on lupins, lobster, beaches and Anne of Green Gables.

 

photoblog image 20160624 062res.jpg                                                                

comments (18)

They are certainly a favorite of mine - and these are so lovely, Mary!
Mary MacADNski: I am glad you like them. More ahead.
  • Ray
  • United States
  • 27 Jun 2016, 03:50
They are quite beautiful, Mary.
Mary MacADNski: They are certainly beautiful when lining roads and driveways.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 27 Jun 2016, 04:30
Très joli n&b. J'aime l'abeille sur la deuxième photo.
Mary MacADNski: That bee was very busy that day.
Lovely captures Mary! Yours are ahead of mine.
Mary MacADNski: Our season is so quick. As early as your spring is, we have our summer at the same time. I have noticed this year after year.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 27 Jun 2016, 06:23
How lovely they are. Every time I try to grow lupins, they get eaten by slugs, and I do like them so much
Mary MacADNski: People have a hard time growing them for some reason. I think you have to get frost for them to grow well.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Jun 2016, 06:30
That bee likes them
Mary MacADNski: Bumble bees certainly do. The honey bees were concentrating on the yellow hawkweed type of flower on the lawn.
We were in fields of lupines a couple of weekends ago, Mary, here in the Netherlands, and felt like we were in heaven. So I can imagine why they would end up in the Top Five of PEI's gifts to the world!
Mary MacADNski: I threw out two vases full when I came home from work and will cut a couple more tomorrow.
I love Lupins!
Mary MacADNski: They have a mind of there own. No one can tame them.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Jun 2016, 13:16
Lupins are another flower than I can recognise. The use oif B&W makes this look very arty.
Mary MacADNski: I have other b/w lupins here from years ago. They work well.
They look good in B.& W. Mary, nice group of shapes that are not so noticeable in colour.
Mary MacADNski: They are wonderful in b/w because of the shapes in the plant and the plant parts.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Jun 2016, 13:51
They look excellent in b&w. Almost didn't recognise them.
Mary MacADNski: Do you have them in SA? I kind of doubt it. This variety likes to get some frost.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Jun 2016, 13:52
The b&w poto is as beautiful as the coloured one.
Mary MacADNski: I have posted other black and white lupins here years ago.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Jun 2016, 14:07
Lovely images Mary. We have a couple out in the garden at the moment.
Mary MacADNski: I have them along the driveway as most people do. I have one plant that has escaped and is in a bed. I want to do that bed over so it will be going. Asparagus has first dibs.
wow, gorgeous couple of shots, Mary. speechless!
Mary MacADNski: Thanks, Ayush. They're not the traditional tourism shots.
They must keep the bees very happy
Mary MacADNski: Honey bees were busy on lawn flowers but the bumble bees love them.
that's a formidable marketing plan...
Mary MacADNski: Years ago they added golf and family to the mix as a buzz words.
Well done in B&W and in colour, Mary.
Mary MacADNski: Thanks, Tom.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Jun 2016, 22:28
To answer your question: first of all, SA has many biomes. In many parts (also where I live) frost is common in our winter. Second thing is that, as far as I am aware, there is an African variety of lupin. Nature provided smile Lupin beans are produced in SA - even hailed as the wonder bean, for sale at the health food dept of our stores. Having said all of that - I have only seen the flowers once.
Mary MacADNski: Lupin seeds of this variety are very poisonous. Cattle do not eat them luckily as they will kill animals who eat their seeds. It must be a very different type.

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