Sunday, May 18, 2014

April photos from Branklyn Garden

April photos from Branklyn Garden
Today I'm sharing some spring photos from Branklyn garden that I took back in April.  There still were daffodils and hellebores in flower along with many rhododendrons, azaleas, erythroniums, trilliums, daphnes, viburnum, muscari and much more that you'll see as you scroll down through the page.

I took these photos in late evening - just like in my previous 3 posts Behind Closed Gates and Rare and Unusual flowers and Exquisite Woodlanders: Erythronium revoltum.  I was alone in the garden catching the final rays of sunlight ...



Branklyn garden Perth in April
One of my favourite views of the garden - last year the same cherry tree was in flower when I visited - this year it had finished already.  Everything is flowering much earlier this year.



Branklyn garden in April with the rhododendron colours
a canopy of spring colour greets the viewer as they reach the rock garden


while clumps of hazy blue scilla flowers grow under the shrubs in some parts of the garden.
Clumps of hazy blue scilla flowers grow under the shrubs in some parts of the garden.
Rhododendron flowers
Rhododendron flowers are terrific and there seemed to be more blooms than leaves on many shrubs.   Oxlips and trilliums grow below.


In some areas there's a froth of creamy yellow oxlips
In some areas there's a froth of creamy yellow oxlips.  I'd never have seen so many in one place before!
Dicentra cucullaria with its white flowers and yellow tips contrasting with the soft ferny silver foliage
Dicentra cucullaria with its white flowers and yellow tips contrasting with the soft ferny silver foliage
Cardamine bulbifera
Cardamine bulbifera
Trillium albidum
Trillium albidum
Oxlips and Dicentra formosa
yellow erythroniums
yellow erythroniums


The very first meconopsis flower opening at Branklyn - 17th April 2014
The very first meconopsis flower opening at Branklyn - 17th April 2014 - you can see the array of  blue at Branklyn from 2013 here.
Erythroniums with blue corydalis
Erythroniums with blue corydalis 
Viburnum burkwoodii
Viburnum burkwoodii
I didn't have much time to do photo compositions - the evening light was ebbing away much too quickly and I didn't want to spend all my time behind the view finder as I wanted to enjoy the beauty and the scent from many of the flowers.  You can see an album of photos here Spring at Branklyn Garden.

I'm involved in a photography mentorship programme at the moment so blogging about my own garden and sharing the photos across social media will be quite sparse over the next 7 weeks!

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6 comments:

  1. Ummm, beautiful erythroniums! It's a lovely garden.

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  2. Hi Rosie, I enjoy your photos. Nice use of bokeh. The header for LeavesnBloom is a marvelous 'font'. We had a marvelous visit to Scotland last year. I'll put Branklyn on the list for the next visit....

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  3. Just looking at the viewing presentation, not being there, causes my imagination to fill in some of the gaps, but the first, 'path' setting, comes close to the beauty, an presumed freshness, and odors, of a path in Heaven, but only a hint of the welcoming beauty found there. I reveled my way through the photo's, and felt the soothing call to graduate Home, and never again depart Heaven's perfection presented to all our senses, plus.
    Thanks Rosie, I enjoyed seeing what you saw, in the garden. Soon.

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  4. I cannot convey enough of my awe and appreciation looking at these. I guess i already ran out of adjectives for your photos! And they exemplify what I have always been thinking about English gardens.

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  5. I love that Dicentra cucullaria, will have to look out for that, and the oxslips are a magical sight. What a lovely garden it is to spend time in. Hope your mentoring scheme goes well!

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  6. Beautiful series of photos.

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