Scottish thistle in Alabama

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i planted this Scottish thistle in honor of my Grandmother. i love that the plant has sharp pointed leaves to protect the softness of the flower. a lot like some people i know.

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  1. Tracey says:

    I’m so envious of you! The only thistles we have in our garden are the yellow ones. Your reds are so much nicer. Great photos 🙂

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      I never knew that you could buy thistles at a nursery. In Vermont, they grow wild…along side Black eyed Susans & Queen Annes lace. Thank you, Tracy. ~amy

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      1. Tracey says:

        I didn’t either…I’ll now be on the lookout 🙂

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  2. jpeggytaylor says:

    I love thistles. We have several varieties that grow wild in our area. The flowers are very popular with pollinating insects too – bumblebees, hoverflies and other curious creatures. Our youngest enjoys taking photos of them 🙂

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      I couldn’t believe they were selling them at Sweet Pea nursery. I’m happy to have one. I planted it in honor of my Scottish Grandmother. ~amy

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  3. Beautiful color and a true statement!

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  4. neilirving says:

    Lovely picture, being off Scottish descent I have always had a soft spot for thistles

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  5. Linda Barnes says:

    Lovely!

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