Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Inside a Delphinium
Those of you familiar with delphiniums (delphinia?) know that these individual flowers, each about 1" wide or less, grow on a tall spike. The overall effect is gorgeous, but so are the little blossoms by themselves. The center part is called the bee. And yes, the blue really is iridescent.
I'm so glad the delphinium survived yesterday's hailstorm. The rose pictured below didn't fare so well.