Glads can really brighten your day
In a moment of darkness we see the light
Crocus heralding Spring.
Allium in my front yard.
First year Art Deco Dahlia, I just love them.
A sample of a great dahlia growing year.
Bee Happy Dahlia
This Dahlia is just beautiful. This picture reminds me of a watercolor painting.
Dahlia 'Purple Gem'
'Cleo' Daylily 1938
'Blissful Communion' Daylily
Secret world in the springtime understory. Dedicated in memory of my grandmother.
Tulip 'Claudia' Dedicated in memory of my grandmother.
TB IrisPythonz Parasol from Zebra Gardens
Tuber of Peniocereus rosei
Tuber of a 2.5 year old seedling of Digitostigma caput-medusae
smeared the lens for this hazy affect
"Holland Queen" in its first spring.
Flamboyant double tulip
My Garden is mainly blue and white.
The red spider lily was introduced to America by a sea captain who sailed to New Bern in the 1850s, and gave three bulbs to a family member. A few years ago a beautiful kinetic spider lily sculpture was placed along the waterfront and we planted five bulbs to be part of this history.
Mary Gay Lirette Daffodil
Noid Asiatic Lily
Recyled old leaky sail boat, fitted with drip watering hoses and plants will reseed themselves next year; knock out rose in center should do well all year.
First time planted sprouted eyes from a red skinned white sweet potato; experiment worked and lovely vines all summer; what a joy to discover Morning Glory like flowers late summer!
Gingersnap, a water lily Dahlia
Blue Iris, stunning spring flowering bulb
Zantedeschia, a rhizomatous plant that has beautiful flowers in an array of colours.
Dahlias are some of my favorite flowers and this "Bronze Peach" seems to go so beautifully in my flower arrangements no matter what other colors I add to it.
This "Pink Triumph" tulip reminds me of the Dutch hats the girls wear. That is fitting since the Dutch are known for their tulip mania!
In the shade: Private Eyes tulips
My Irises are defnitely a great rebloomer, this is a spring picture when they are in heavy bloom.
A beautiful begonia that bloomed constantly.
A very unique Dahlia. It has different colored blooms on the same plant!
The Crocus is a welcomed sight after a long winter.
A lily in full bloom.
Beautiful fall crocus, Crocus speciosus, growing through the myrtle.
The hummingbird loves the Tubers
One of my favourite Spring bulbs. I do not know the name but would like to if anyone else knows what it is.
Pink Calla from above. Overcast no flash.
White Lily at Easter Time
Dahlia imperialis in October. 1
Dahlia imperialis and peeking Euphorbia.
Tall Bearded Iris Starship Enterprise by Schreiner 1999. It is a difficult iris to grow but so worth it.
A shot of got of my Arilbred Iris Turkish Topaz by Austin 1976
Last to bloom but worth the wait!
Lycoris radiata plenum taken with morning dew on flower. This is the rare double flowered form of our common Lycoris radiata that was developed in Japan.
I like to get close up to my subjects, especially when it's nature. There are so many interesting colors and textures to capture.
This single tulip soaking up the sun caught my eye. They are truly an amazing flower.
Ismene,aka spider flower or Peruvian Daffodill is a lovely member of the Amaryllis Family
Surprised to see two colors on the same stalk
One of my favourite Irises, Lavender Park
A little bloom machine, Tall Bearded Iris, Chatter.
I had a few of these Hymenocallis liriosme lilies growing up until our dreadful summer of 2011.
Some of the wild ferns we had growing on our land in E TX
Iris ZZ Zanzibar from Zebra Gardens
The under-appreciated "Ditch Lily"
Dahlia 'Pooh'... Isn't it funny....How a bear likes honey?...Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!
Love to remember this warm summer day and colorful flowers to endure the long winter.
Gloriosa (w/ Hairstreak BF)
tulip in spring 2012
alliums and lavender photographed in Luxembourg
alliums at Hadspen House, UK
Mellow Yellow Tuberous Begonias
Snowdrops in the sun.
Crocus in the park.
My amazing new cybister
Snowdrops have a very special meaning for me. This little one made my heart sing
Our Spring Crocus.....I call the photo..... "Applause"
Crinum Scabrum is a hallmark of my Southern garden. The blooms always reminds me of peppermint and their evergreen foliage provides year-round interest in the yard.
Tulips in the sun
Chionodoxa forbesii and Narcissi Tete A Tete
Before the storm I cut all the dahlias to enjoy them inside instead of having Sandy toss them all over the lawns.
Basket filled with dahlias.
A lilly that sat in a pot for many, many years. planted it out and this is what grew!
Daylily Jen Mellon
Alstroemeria add vibrant color to the garden. Long lasting as cut flowers.
There is a reason this Canna is called Orange Beauty
Hemerocallis 'Little Raven'
Lilium 'First Crown'
A drip of nectar on Bird of Paradise flower
Lotus -- bud, bloom and seed pod.
Wild iris growing in a ditch by the side of a country road.
Backyard of Jonquils, If only the scent could translate through photograph!
Narcissus in Morning Sun
'Rock Solid' Daylily blooms
Albuca concordiana a South African bulb
Albuca concordiana a South African bulb
Fritillaria roylei Hook., Royle's Fritillary
Perennial bulbous plant of Alpine Western Himalayas in India, with pendulous mottled flowers. Photographed from Khillenmarg, Kashmir, India
Iris japonica Thunb., the butterfly flower
A rhizomatic perennial herb with leaves almost equalling stems and persisting through the winter. Flowers 6-8 cm across, lilac to nearly white with crisped edges. Photographed from Srinagar, Kashmir, India
Tulips, daffodil and grape hyacinth.
Can anything be more beautiful
Beautiful bed of tulips in Ligonier Pa.
A beautiful garden full of tulips and hyacinths in Ligonier Pa.
A small display ..
A real beauty, Amarylis, a flatie and fragrant.
The beautiful Glorisia Lily vine in bloom.
A gorgeous blue.
False freesia and pink oxalis putting on a show in the springBack to the contest main page.