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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wednesday Vignette

For today's Wednesday Vignette I'm sharing a photo I took just a couple of days ago of the inside of a blooming Fritillaria meleagris. I've never turned up one of these elegant, nodding, checkered flowers before to look inside, but I was intrigued to see what they looked like.

Inside a Fritillaria bloom

The usual view

I need to plant more of these lovely flowers.

Anna at Flutter & Hum hosts Wednesday Vignette, and she always has interesting commentary to go along with the photos she posts. Check out her post today, and all the posts from other participating bloggers in the comments.


  1. How cool is that? I've never looked inside one either but now I want to go out and do just that! Love these!

  2. Inspiration for Tiffany Lamps? People were closer to nature 125 years ago...

  3. We have not been successful growing these fritillaria, but I do love them!

  4. Cool! I can see why they call them snake head lilies... the light in the first photo gave the checkers the shimmery texture of a snake's skin.

  5. Mine are all over for this year, I'm now waiting patiently for the seed so that I can sprinkle it in new areas.

  6. Ooooo...that's gorgeous. I'm running outside to look at mine, now.


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