2.11.08

Today's Flowers - Cabbage flowers

cauliflower lie flowers lila


29 October 2008


I do not exactly know what they are called but I assume them to be cabbage flowers. These are really attractive flowers planted mostly on autumns. Like cabbage, they grow best in colder regions so it's the best time for the city gardeners to display them along with paquerettes (daisies).



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Violet cabbage flowers are arranged with white paquerettes while white cabbage flowers goes with maroon.
I wonder though if they are edible...but such beauty is something I would rather display than eat.
cauliflower lie flowers


Have a nice week!!!



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31 comments :

  1. Excellent photos! I love the purple ones but the white ones are beautiful too.

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  2. They are very decorative, i don't know anything about them but wonder if they are edible

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  3. Maravilhosos estes alfaces ornamentais!
    Parecem rosas.
    beijos. lili

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  4. Very pretty. I think you have them named properly. "ornamental cabbage" or something like that!

    Thanks for sharing.

    I have flowers on all three blogs today!

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  5. I don't know the name of these but I do know that they're very expensive here! Strange indeed!

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  6. The cabbage is funny, very decorative! I sometimes see it in flowershops, and I never tried to eat it :)
    Have a nice week!

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  7. Here, we call these "Flowering Kale," (Kale being a sort of cabbage.) They are very beautiful in a late fall garden. I've only seen the purple variety, never before the white ones. Very lovely photos.

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  8. They are very unusual and pretty. Nice photos!

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  9. Lovely plant.
    My 'cabbage flower' - I also don't know it's name - survived last winter in the flowerbox near the window, so it was nice even in spring... (Erica's were gone). I took periodically off rotten leaves under the plant, the top was OK.

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  10. It is interesting to see this plant cultivated to be a decorative flower.

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  11. I try to guess:
    The Danube? The Old Danube? The New Danube? The Donaukanal?
    *LOL*
    Neusiedlersee?

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  12. The decorative cabbage makes a great splash of late colour in any garden. Planted en masse as edgin it is very effective.
    Your photos are very striking.

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  13. How beautiful! I suppose they are more for decoration than for consumption?

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  14. Wonderful photos! An interesting plant the ornamental cabbage.

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  15. Pretty "cabbages", they are flowers of winter

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  16. I've heard of them as "ornamental kale". I see them, and I think winter! I love the way you've photographed the violet purple ones.

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  17. Thanks for visiting in my blog. Have a nice week

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  18. thats very pretty, nice color combination..thanks for sharing...

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  19. I love your photos. The flowers are beautiful!

    Paz

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  20. The cabbage is beautiful. Like I said on another blog, I took a picture of this cabbage while in Alaska this year but I didn't know what it was and now I've seen it on two blogs today.

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  21. Wow. very interesting looking flower. pretty too!

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  22. I'm viewing cabbage flowers for a first time. I must say they're pretty interesting :)
    Wonderful colors too!

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  23. These are plentiful here. I think they're called ornamental cabbage. We had one that lasted us a long time.

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  24. Flamboyant cabbages with frilly dresses; they are very pretty.
    Mne is up too at"Three Monkeys".

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  25. i have never seen these flowers in my life yet,

    it is great to see this way, they are so lovely.

    The white ones are so wow!

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  26. i didnt know that there are flowers in that form! so unique. it's my first time to see it! so good to bloghop!

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  27. Pretty! Thank you for introducing this flower to me — I love it. Too bad it won't grow here. Love the white one especially.

    And I really thought it was some kind of lettuce or something. ;D

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  28. you kidding??!! there really is a cabbage flower?? oh my... i have poor knowledge of flowers and veggies, i must admit! but this cabbage isn't the variety you make for dinner or salad, ey?

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  29. Hello, very interesting and beautiful these cabbages / cabbage flowers, thank you to share, creativity is also part of the Flowers. thank you for participation.
    Denise & Santilli - Team TF

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