Sunday, 31 May 2009

Today's flowers - Schneerosen and Pfingstrosen

Schneerosen - hellebores and Pfingstrosen - peonies!



On our hiking tour last weekend we found hellebores on places where the snow had just melted away.

In Vienna's botanical garden I found peonies some weeks ago.
Do they both belong to the family of roses as their German name suggests?



Many thanks to the Today's Flowers Team!

18 comments:

Arija said...

LOL!!! It does show that you have no garden Maria. You do however appreciate beauty, nature and flowers. Maybe, which I assume, Your questin was tongue in cheek.
Helleborus, Paeonia, and Rosa are all of different genus.
Love your alpine Helleborus.

Maria said...

A little tongue in cheek, Arija, I must admit that ;)))

Juliana RW said...

I think the white flower is wild flowers isn't it.

My entry this week: in HERE. I hope that you can stop by as well. Thanks

VALKYRIEN said...

I was thinking "Edelweiss" when I saw those lovely white ones - but I have no idea! I don't have a garden either.......:)

Love the photos of the paeonia! They are also beautiful flowers! It is a pity they get so large and heavy, the fall down after a while.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Maria

Your post is always wonderful!
Fantastic flowers and lovely views!
Thanks for posting for TODAY´S FLOWERS!

Luiz

Naturegirl said...

Maria: How brave those little alpine flowers smiling to the sunshine with snow surrounding them...Brrrr...looking at the snow!I'm sure you had a wonderful day of hiking as well your doggy!

Ebie said...

Haha! I love that little doggie stepping on the snow. The flowers are pretty too!

Carletta said...
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Carletta said...

Lovely shots of landscape and flower!
My post is here: Carletta’s Captures

Wienermädel + Co said...

Deine herrlichen Pfingstrosenbilder werde ich den unsrigen zeigen, damit sie wissen, was blühen heißt, wir haben noch Knospen (ein Wunder?(

Titania said...

Maria,it is really nice to see the Hellebores growing in the wild just after the snow has partly melted away. The Peonies are beautiful. A long time ago in my mother's garden grew red Peonies.
Have a nice week.

Annie said...

Ah, lovely flowers, as usual Maria...it does look quite like a rose doesn't it?

Thanks for your visit to my flowers post today!

Annie

ps I liked the skywatch post also!

Deb said...

great photos...love the one with your dog...

Small City Scenes said...

Oh Maria, I am glad you are out hiking again. Love your dog in the snow--she is your perfect flower--teehee!

Great shots. MB

Tulip said...

what a cute little white flower. looks like a mushroom.

mimi said...

love the dainty white flowers.

Minie said...

beautiful red flowers and that cute dainty white flowers as well.

Barbara Martin said...

I love the first photo with your dog on the incline, though the flowers are quite lovely.