Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ruby Tuesday #23: Red Velvet


"Red Velvet Flowers"
Raleigh, NC - August 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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You've seen these flowers before -- or possibly their neighbors. They grow in planters outside one of Raleigh's older hotels, the Velvet Cloak Inn on Hillsborough Street. I don't have a special reason for featuring them this week other than they remind me of warmer weather.
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24 comments:

ilanadavita said...

Very red! Great choice for RT.

ilanadavita said...

Very red! Great choice for RT.

ellen b. said...

Those are so pretty and I love them against the green. Happy Ruby to you!!

Patti said...

Pretty flowers! A reminder that spring will be here someday.

Happy Ruby Tuesday ~

kenju said...

They are salvia, in case you want to know. Very pretty and definitely red!

Leora said...

I like the yellow and green behind the red salvia, too. Nice to see a pretty garden when it's cold.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a nice reminder of warm weather to come. ;-)

Felisol said...

Hi,
Red Salvia looks and smells beautifully.
Thanks for the good hope reminder.
From felisol

Ralph said...

Lovely flowers. Such a red, while small, really stand out as a detail that you always remember, no matter where you saw them. My RT post echoes the same warm sentiments...

shutterhappenings said...

Those flowers look so pretty! I used to see that plant before, and it really amazed me.

My Ruby Tuesday entries are posted here and here. Happy Tuesday!

Dora said...

Nice red flowers with the green leaves as background! :)

Happy RT.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Pretty flower. But what intrigues me most is the name of the inn - The Velvet Cloak Inn.

Tink *~*~* said...

They're so bright against the foliage. I think you've got some yellow "flame plants" buried in there as well.

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Mimi Lenox said...

I've never been able to get them to grow for some reason. They just sit there and look red-pretty for about a week....and then die.

~Just Me Miranda~ said...

Very Vibrant RT!!!

Eaton Bennett said...

Hi Mojo, we have those flowers in Australia as well. I love the name of that hotel...maybe you would put up a pic of that place sometime. Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)
Eaton.

Jientje said...

Good choice for a Ruby Tuesday!
We call them Salvia by the way, my father used to have them in his garden all the time.

EastCoastLife said...

I love my red salvia and I just bought 6 pots of purple-coloured ones two weeks ago for my Chinese New Year home decor. :)

Robin said...

What a striking deep red, and yes, they do make me long for warmer weather.

Catherine said...

That's exactly what we need at this precise time, you're right.
Red for Joy in a blurry Tuesday.
I don't know their name but it's like the previous vine, is it really important ? Just have to watch them.

Shadow said...

red velvet indeed... and now i've got that song in my head, you know the one???? blue velvet????

Linnea W said...

That is a gorgeous shot. The colors are so vivid. I can't find any such colorful beauty in my neighborhood right now, even in mild Norcal! Soon, though, spring will be here and the flowers will start popping up.

splummer said...

Hi!
Beautiful RED flowers!! I posted flowers with a red background for the same reason as you. Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Amber Star said...

Lovely flowers...salvia, but we call them Red Hot Sally here in Texas, and they do remind one of much warmer days. Very nice.