Beautiful in every way!
Raindrops on a pretty pink daylily
Tulip fields in Skagit Valley, WA
I save my dahlia tubers from year to year. I don't mark them so I can be surprised as they begin to bloom.
"Beauty of Nature"
This plant has blooms that are somehow opposite. Some are like this one and others are more solid and only a tiny bit of speckles? Another oddity of nature.
Canada lily by the roadside.
Healthy tuber of Astrophytum/Digitostigma caput-medusae
Tuber of Peniocereus rosei
Daylily 'Rainbow Candy"
Surprise tulip in my garden
A bed of "Mrs. John Scheepers" Darwin tulips in my garden.
Foxtail Lilies brighten the garden
Looky Loo, Ernst 2004, TB. Plicata
Santorini, Schreiner 2008, TB. 36", M-L
Asiatic Lily 'Matrix'
dahlia, id unkown.
Lillium - "Casa Blanca"
A yellow Tigridia grown from a packet of free seeds.
Volunteer Allium behind my father's garden.
Spring, and thoughts of love fill the air echoed by the tulip rising its head. The tulip, the symbol of the Perfect Lover. Here, a bright yellow tulip sporting magnificent flames of red springs up amid a garden of bulbs.
The tulip bed of purple hue and dye, flaunting their brilliant beauty in the morning sun.
A close-up shot of this beauty, Fire Magic, truly does awake one's senses!
Spring Crocus blooms.
Asiatic lily 'Monte Negro' .
rain on the crown imperials' reign
Raindrops on a lily.
Pella, Iowa Tulip Festival
Daylilies and perennials
Even with her permanently injured knee the little girl, Petals, keeps watch over the daffodils for me.
Amaryllis blooms early spring in my garden, only once a year but well worth the wait. 2011
My cannas along side my boulder steps and wild flower garden
Picture of this years crop of Hippies taken out of My Studio Window.
Bearded Iris, macro (very up-close) shot.
Bearded Iris, macro (very up-close) shot.
I spend my summers at 8250' in the Montana mountains. I love to dabble to see what will grow. I have quite a few iris and all "survive" (that is they have green leaves) but this habit iris is the only one that has bloomed so far. The nearest I can figure, the mountain is low zone 3 or high zone 2
my favorite new iris
my favorite daylilly
Same Hippies taken towards My Studio on this cloudy afternoon. (Melbourne Cup Day)
This daylily is English Cameo.
This daylily is Linda Beck.
'Cat's Eye" makes a beautiful clump and one reason it is among the most photographed of all Iris.
"Florintina" is probably the oldest known Iris cultiver, dating to the 1500's.
This tulip is called "Apricot Beauty", which bloomed in late April 2011 in my garden. The beige foundation is behind it, so I used a short depth of field to blend the background with the leaves. The overcast weather helped since I did not use a circular polarizer on my Olympus FE-360.
This tulip is another one of the "Apricot Beauties" planted in my front garden, blooming in late April 2011. I love macro photography of flowers, and the abstract contours of this flower that are lit by late morning sunlight. Olympus FE-360 camera.
Muscari, a beautiful harbinger of spring
A "bokeh" of tulips
Scilla in spring
Dark-leaf cannas got very greenish in July.
Dwarf lotus 'Baby Doll' first bloom.
Summer Hosta Blooms
Early Summer Lily
Daylily Janice Brown.
Peek a boo on a magic lily.
Dahlia in all its splendor.
This iris showed itself early in the season in our side yard.
February Daffodils in Our Front Garden
Caladiums in June in my garden
Birds of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) - the striking blooms resemble birds in flight with the orange depicting colorful head plumage. It is sometimes referred to as crane flower.
Macro of a pink tulip.
Bulbs in bloom at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens Conservatory, March 12, 2011
A bed of mixed blooms - daffodils, tulips, and hyacinth.
Spring bulb display at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens Conservatory, March 2, 2011
Marie Antoinette and Queen of the Night enhance a roadside perennial bed.
Marie Antoinette Tulips
Lily Tulip Yonina
Glowing in the spring garden.
Multicolored peony growing in our garden long before we arrive 35 years ago.
Iris Siberica "Caesar's Brother"
"Morning dew on dahlia",
I'm not sure of the exact name of this dahlia but it seems to be an Informal Decorative Dahlia variety. It belongs to a neighbor and is growing in full sun next to the sidewalk. I enjoying viewing it every time I pass by.
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