When you’re painting you mix red and yellow to make orange. Orange flowers always make me think of nature as an artist.
Orange Begonia flowers.
“Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow.”
Wassily Kandinsky (Russian painter and art theorist)
In my view a patio or a table or a garden border just seems happier with orange flowers.
“Orange is the happiest color.”
Even when the clouds are grey, petals infused with yellow, orange and red seem to brighten the outdoors. Like big smiles in the garden.
My garden is infused with this sizzling colour, thanks to these trailing Begonias in a flower basket, Crocosmia along the borders and a large flower pot with Chrysanthemums. I chose the Chrysanthemums to make sure I had orange blooms through the late summer and autumn. And, of course, I love taking photos of orange flowers as they just put me in a good mood.
Love that first line. I shall never look at an orange flower again in the same way. Beautiful sunny photos. #AlphabetPhoto
Apparently there are no orange wild flowers which – for me – shows that nature really has had to bring out the palette.
Sara (@mumturnedmom) says
Beautiful, and you’re right, orange flowers do brighten your day and make you smile. Love the quote from Kandinsky x
Thank you Sara !
Lovely photos! I especially love the third ones. They all look like painting! 🙂 #alphabetphoto.
Alison Maclean says
Lovely flowers. Orange is really cheerful
I wish I could paint like the master nature painter!
Victoria @ Southbourne Gardens says
Orange has been a bit out of fashion but I love it’s cheerfulness especially in the chrysanths.
So much lovely colour. I also have the yellowy coloured Begonias – so pretty and I like how red creeps in round the edges of the petals.
What lovely quotes and photos. I never think to plant orange on purpose, but when I see it it’s amazing!
what absolutely beautiful photos! just beautiful!!!!
Beautiful colours. Orange always means autumn to me with the dying leaves and autumnal vegetables. #alphabetphoto
The Reading Residence says
They are all so beautiful. I still have plenty of calendula flowering, so have a fair splash of orange, but not as much as you. Gorgeous photos x
Kirsty Hijacked By Twins says
They are beautiful pictures x #AlphabetPhoto
Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk) says
I have been in hiatus in taking photos of blooms & joining #hdygg and I suddenly miss it! I cant seem to take proper photos with my new glasses. These photos are just gorgeous =) #alphabetphoto
You’re right, its such a beautifully bright and happy colour (I like yellow too for the same reason.) Lovely happy flowers you have there x
Lou's Lake Views says
Your photos are stunning again this week Kriss! and that Crocosmia is breath taking, I love them and had loads in my garden in England but I think it’s sadly too cold for them over here. I have orange tiger lilies too so there is rarely time when I don’t have orange in my garden, you are right orange does make me happy 😀
I love the crocosmia flowers especially, so pretty. Orange is such a happy colour – and the perfect colour to slide into Autumn with – soon it’ll be the leaves on the trees turning that colour!
Thanks for joining in again 🙂
Just beautiful, Kriss! I would love to wake up to a garden blooming with these flowers. Alas, I stay in an apartment 🙂
emma cavill says
Ooh lovely selection of orange images. They do brighten up a border. I love your crocomasia image – so dreamy 🙂 We have some in our garden, and they are one of my faves. #hdygg