Getting up close and personal with flowers can reveal a scent not noticed from afar, little hairs for pollen duties, patterns of colours or just appreciation of the flower without the foliage.
Itoh peony 'Bartzella' has a much lighter scent than garden peonies which is picked up when bending over to admire the large flower.
Foxglove 'Candy Mountain' has little hairs at the entrance to the tubular shaped flower. Perhaps the dots are a path for bees and other pollinators to follow down into the centre?
Rose of Sharon 'Lavender Chiffon' has a pretty pattern inside each blossom.
Knautia macedonia is part of the pincushion family and blooms from June until frost.
We mustn't forget how pretty some of the seed heads are too. This spiky spider-looking seed head is from pasque flower. They're so unique I cut some for a petite vase in the kitchen and they've lasted in water so far, for a week.
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