A is for Ajuga

I am pleased to have found this A to Z Challenge.   At this stage I am uncertain how my posts for the challenge will turn out.  On Mayday I went round the garden with my phone camera snapping plants beginning with different letters of the alphabet.  I had it in my mind to do the official A to Z challenge on this blog next year with the theme of plants.  So far I have pictures of flowers for E, G, H and five more letters.  On 2nd May I read about this challenge, having favourited a Tweet earlier.

Flowers beginning with B are blooming at low levels and in bud in our garden.

For C I have another idea in reserve, although I think there will be lovely photos of a flower beginning with C in time.  With this challenge the pressure is off.  There is almost a month before I need a post for D.  Already there are dandelions in profusion quite near to our garden.

Enough preamble – on to letter A.  The front garden in particular tends to become overgrown with plants battling for the available space.  One plant, which is definitely in the category of ground-cover is the ajuga (or bugle).  The leaves spread out from creeping stems and it sends up flowers in spikes.

Ajuga
Ajuga

The one in the photo is growing in a container. The flower is much bigger than the ones in the front garden. Perhaps the soil is better or deeper. Maybe it has more space. It certainly is in the sunshine for more hours each day. That reminds me of a well-known story, but…

…Sue’s words and pictures is not a faith blog. It is a place, where I intend to share the beauty of the world around me.  There are links to Sue’s Trifles, where faith sometimes dominates a post.

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