Flowery Friday.

A little red and white for Canada Day!  I came across these blooms last week while at the Senator Patrick Burns garden here in Calgary.  The garden is adjacent to Riley Park, which boasts some pretty lovely formal mixed perennial/annual beds this year, despite the drought.

And early best wishes to those celebrating Independence Day in the States!  Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

Celebrating Canada Day!

Whoohoo!  Canada turns 145 glorious years old today!  To celebrate, I’ve assembled a little compilation of “red and white” flowery photos….

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis

Dianthus (unknown cv.) 

 Henry Hudson rose (Photo credit:  R. Normandeau)

Hope for Humanity rose (Photo credit:  R. Normandeau) 

Red Charm peony

Peony (unknown cv.) 

Cuthbert Grant rose

Soapwort  

Winnipeg Parks rose (Photo credit:  R. Normandeau) 

And, for anyone interested in Canada’s provincial and territorial flowers, check out this website for some great information!