What is your favourite flower in your garden ?

What is your favourite flower in your garden ? Why is it  your favourite ?

My favourite flower is the Helen's Flower because of its rich yellows,reds and oranges and the fact that it blooms all summer into the fall. Helen's flowers are believed to be named after Helen of Troy. The petals symbolize the tears she shed when she was captured. 

Here are some more interesting facts about these blooms:

  • perennial that belong to the aster family
  • poisonous if ingested
  • attracts bees, birds and butterflies, mine also attract hummingbirds
  • sometimes called Sneezeweed because it blooms the same time as ragweed
  • many hybrids; mine are called Moerheim Beauty, rich orange and red with prominent brown centre

Here are three  pieces of artwork that I have based on my love for these flowers. Sit back and enjoy the bright colours and shapes . Click on the images for more info and  at my shop for more of my fine art  Prints

Entangled Garden Pen and Ink by J. Gazo-McKim ©2014  

Entangled Garden Pen and Ink by J. Gazo-McKim ©2014

 

Helen's Flowers Digital Painting by J. Gazo-McKim ©2014  

Helen's Flowers Digital Painting by J. Gazo-McKim ©2014

 

Flower Ballet Photography by J. Gazo-McKim ©2014

Flower Ballet Photography by J. Gazo-McKim ©2014