Flowers here, flowers there, flowers everywhere!

After a long period of dry, sunny weather in Netherlands it finally began to rain a bit.

As a result nature is being revived and flowers everywhere began to 'wake up'!

Most of these I took in my sister's garden as hers is looking fantastic now.

Besides that she has always been keen on nature and helped me identifying these flowers.

Despite my interest I'm terrible at plant names..., anyway I've tried to come up with the English names or at least the Latin ones where possible.

Bosrank (Clematis 'Rouge Cardinal'), only after taking this shot I noticed the tiny insect!

Berenklauw (Heracleum sphondylium), this one she doesn't have in her garden and for good reasons!

In English known as Hogweed, beautiful but 'tricky' as its toxic sap can cause life-changing burns, blisters and scarring if you come into contact with it.


Distel (thistle), a member of the Cirsium family, with a visiting ladybug.


Hertshooi (Hypericaceae)

Papaver (Papaver rhoeas) or poppy.



Bloedooievaarsbek (kind of geranium) with a flying visitor.

Steenanjer (dianthus deltoides), before and after the rain.


Phlox (garden phlox), before and after the rain.


Geranium (another kind, apparently there are heaps)

Spaanse Margriet (Osteospermum ecklonis) or Spanish daisy, before and after shower.


Prikneus (lychnis coronaria)

Ganzerik (potentilla)

Adderwortel (persicaria bistorta)

Grootbloemige brunel (Prunella vulgaris)

Eendags bloem (Tradescantia ohiensis) with raindrops.



Vingerhoedskruid (Digitalis purpurea)

Sedum (kind of sedum plant, there are many)

Japanse bottelroos (Rosa Rugosa)

Boerenwormkruid (Tanacetum vulgare)

Passie bloem (Passiflora caerulea)

Once they start blooming they're absolutely stunning!



That was all for now, hope you liked it!

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