Variegation…variegated…variety…

My flower beds are filled with a variety of day lilies and Amaryllis that were gifted to me by my Dad.  The flowers vary in color from one plant to the next. There is also variety within the individual flower…This is the time of year when the plants are full of buds.  In keeping with their name every day there is a new bloom to admire and enjoy and photograph.  They are like little gifts from my Dad sprinkled throughout my flower beds and my day. 

Variegation is the appearance of differently coloured zones in the leaves, and sometimes the stems, of plants. This may be due to a number of causes. Some variegation is attractive and ornamental and gardeners tend to preserve these. The term is also sometimes used to refer to colour zonation in flowers, minerals, and the skin, fur, feathers or scales of animals. (according to Wikipedia)

Variegated is having streaks, marks, or patches of a different color or colors; varicolored: Distinguished or characterized by variety; diversified.

Variety is the state of being varied or diversified: to give variety to a diet, difference; discrepancy; a number of different types of things, especially ones in the same general category: a large variety of fruits. A kind or sort, a different form, condition, or phase of something. (Websters Dictionary)

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This post is part of the Blogging Challenge: A to Z April Challenge.  This post is brought to you by the letter “V”!

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3 responses to “Variegation…variegated…variety…

  1. Very beautiful photos! Love the colors

  2. My MIL gifted us some red amaryllis that border our back fence. We think of her when they bloom. How interesting that they can be variegated.

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