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Kentlands Photowalk: Balloon Flower IMG 4584

Kentlands Photowalk: Balloon Flower IMG 4584

 

Kentlands is a planned neo-traditional community located within the City of Gaithersburg in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland 20878. One of the benefits of this walkable community is that many of the home owners have flowers that are fun to photograph. My photowalk photographs are always taken from public sidewalks and walkways.

If you have friends or clients who are moving to the Metro Area of Washington, DC, suggest Kentlands for their consideration as a location for their home purchase.

 

Subhash Sharma This fresh looking blue balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus) also known as Korean, Chinese and Japanese bellflower or balloon flower (referring to the balloon-shaped flower buds). It is native to East Asia (China, Korea, Japan and East Siberia).Apart from its blue colour it also has the varieties of white, pink and purple hues although the main variety found in Korea is white where the plant is known as doraji and its root, either dried or fresh, is a popular ingredient in salads and traditional cuisine. Platycodon grandiflorus is also used in traditional Chinese medicine. Its name of Platycodon grandiflorus has a Greek origin meaning a broad bell.

Mr. Sharma is a Facebook friend from India. He currently lives in Ireland and frequently comments on my photographs as I post them on Facebook.

 

Balloon Flower, Kentlands Photowalk, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Balloon Flower, Platycodon grandiflorus,Kentlands Photowalk,

Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA IMG 4584

Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/4.5, 1/30 sec., ISO-800, 30 mm, No Flash
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy Kelley and Associates

 

Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

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