Rampant Scotland Directory
Twelve Months of Scottish Flowers

Here are the flowers which have been used to illustrate the section of the weekly Scottish Newsletter which includes the photos of flowers and other plants taken during the month of September.

The dahlia illustrated here was photographed in the walled garden at the National Trust for Scotland property at Culzean Castle. It was one of many on display in September.
This is of one of the flowers in the rose garden at Laurieston Castle on the edge of Edinburgh. This is a public park, run by Edinburgh City Council. In addition to the more traditional flower beds, Laurieston has recently added a Japanese garden.

These helichrysums (also known as "everlasting" flowers due to the dry, paper-like texture of the petals) were photographed on a sunny September day at Culzean Country Park in Ayrshire.
As the season progresses, more of the fruits of the summer are starting to appear, such as these brambles (blackberry). Soon after the photograph was taken, I had eaten these particular berries!

This illustration of September flowers in Scotland is of a Gazania (also known as "Treasure Flower") which was growing in my sister's garden in suburban Glasgow. Gazanias close up when the weather is dull.
This variety of Cosmos is named "Sea Shells" - most appropriate in view of its unusual fluted petals. It is a native of North America but was photographed in the walled garden at the National Trust for Scotland's Culzean Country Park in Ayrshire.

As autumn approaches the rowan berries are starting to ripen as this cluster on a tree in the centre of Glasgow shows. The rowan is also known as the mountain ash.

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