Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sheffield Madness

I am still not sure if I like the color of these Sheffield 'Pink' chrysanthemums. But they are going crazy right now.

Sheffield with the milkweed seedpods, millefolium yarrow, and salvia elegans leaves.

There is something almost artificial about the apricot-like color. What color is this?

But there is also great variability in the colors. These yellow-tinged petals of the same plant.

The flying, nectar seeking creatures are mad for the Sheffield.

Unknown flies.

Every morning flies, lots of green flies on the flowers.

Bees too.

House flies.

Carpenter bees.


And beetles.


  1. The carpenter bee on that dainty flower makes me giggle. Great shots!

  2. I would call that color "Fairy Pink". Curious -- have the yellow flowers been in bloom longer? Do the blooms change color as they age?

  3. The color is deepest when the buds are just unfurling, then lighter and more apricot-white as they open full. Then, as they start to get older they turn pretty close to white and then develop rose pink splotches. I should photo them now as they've hit the splotchy phase.

    The yellowish coloring was just odd, I had never seen that before, but these were under the rose bush and maybe the shade had something to do with it.

  4. I don't know what that color is called but I love it!


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