Flowers in May

Flowers growing around my garden in Co. Mayo on a sunny day in May…

© Aisling Jennings Photography

Anthurium Andreanum

This plant is a cultivated hybrid of an Anthurium andreanum and belongs to the family of the Araceae. The flowers are tiny on the yellow stem.

Anthurium is a large species, belonging to the arum family (Araceae). Anthurium can also be called “Flamingo Flower” or “Boy Flower”, both referring to the structure of the spathe and spadix.

Anthurium flowers are small and develop crowded in a spike on a fleshy axis, called a spadix, a characteristic of the Araceae. The flowers on the spadix are often divided sexually with a sterile band separating male from female flowers. This spadix can take on many forms (club-shaped, tapered, spiraled, and globe-shaped) and colors (white, green, purple, red, pink, or a combination).

Pink Flower

Pink Flower – with hints of white and yellow through the beautiful petals.  I thought this flower was very pretty and warn, nearly like a pink daisy but on a larger scale.  Not quite sure what this flower is called – apologies!

Bud

A bud with rich green leaves extending off from it, with strong colourful tones of green, brown, white, cream and reds.

Lough Corrib

A view of Lough Corrib in Cong, Co. Mayo through some trees, with stong hints of green leaves and grass and some pink hydrangeas.  Also in black & white / sepia for a different depth.

Carnation Buds

White Carnations budding out, with rich green leaves and slight purple tones appearing from other flowers.