Extra Shut-ups in Hugh’s Backyard

Just a few weeks in the past, Hugh Locke shared some lovely close-up views of flowers from his backyard in Montrose, New York (Shut-ups in Hugh’s Backyard). At the moment we’re going to get pleasure from extra of these photos. By zooming means in, he makes you see flowers another way, which could simply encourage you to take a more in-depth take a look at the flowers in your individual backyard and spot issues about them you by no means have earlier than.

close up of center of bright purple stokes aster flowerElement of Stoke’s aster (Stokesia laevis, Zones 5–9). Asters are what known as a composite bloom—every bloom is definitely an entire cluster of many tiny flowers massed collectively. Zoom in like this and you’ll see the open flowers on the outer ring, whereas these within the middle are nonetheless in bud, able to burst open.

close up of bright pink tulip petalsIdeas of tulip petals (Tulipa hybrids, Zones 3–8) are exhibiting the fragile combination of various shades of pink.

close up light purple floss flowerFloss flower (Ageratum houstonianum, annual) is one other composite bloom, opening to make a fluffy mass of flowers.

close up of tiny white yarrow flowersThe tiny blooms of yarrow (Achillea milliflolium, Zones 4–8) mass collectively to make a giant disk of flowers, that are very talked-about with many pollinators.

close up of pink cleome flowersCleome (Cleome hassleriana, annual), with the open flowers on the base and a row of buds able to open and substitute them as they fade.

close up of center of Platycodon grandiflorus flowerPlatycodon grandiflorus (Zones 3–8) has lovely blue flowers on a really sturdy, easy-to-grow plant.

close up of bright pink celosia flowerCelosia (Celosia argentea, annual) has very uncommon flower heads. On this close-up picture you possibly can see that they’re a mass of those small crimson strings, brightly coloured to draw pollinators.

close up of blue bearded iris flowerThe fuzzy beard on the decrease petals of this bearded iris (Iris hybrid, Zones 3–8) guides pollinators into the flower to allow them to acquire and deposit pollen on their again.

close up of paperwhite flowerA crisp, good paperwhite (Narcissus hybrid, Zones 8–10 or as a young bulb). These warm-climate daffodils bloom simply indoors for some winter shade and cheer.


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