Nomocharis aperta, butterfly lily do very well in the woodland.
Red Pentas attracted a Cloudless Sulphur in the backyard flower bed. I love the bright cherry colors of Pentas in late fall and it also serves as the host plant for the Tersa Sphinx moth.
Cherokee Sunst Rudbeckia grown from seed
Forever Susan lily
This is a cluster of bees enjoying Butterfly Weed in my roadside rock garden.
MY beautiful Peony
This mixture of Mexican Hat and Larkspur are growing along our country road in my rock garden. They were planted several years ago in the fall.
Vinca in bloom
I took the picture of the flower without realizing that there was a bee/wasp about to fly into it for pollen!
I honestly don't even know if this is a flower but these were growing along with some very heavily leaved vines along my sisters old fence.
Lauren's Grape Poppy ...
This is one of many red turks cap in my front yard.
Southern Swamp Hibiscus near Charleston SC.
Orchids on display at Magnolia Plantation.
Silene Flos-cuculi 'Alba'
Waterfall Garden with cascading Homestead Purple Verbena. featuring Russian Sage, Moonbeam Coreopsis, sedums and Baptistia in the background.
Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate (Persicaria Orientales) and Dwarf Jewel mix Nasturtiums, with garden art accent pieces.
Oxalis laciniata in the rock garden.
My purple tree peonies
Solidago 'Golden Fleece'
Trollius Chenensis 'Golden Queen'
Lotus shot with zoom, summer in southern California
Mop Head Chrysanthemums.
The beautiful petal of a Stargazer lilium
Azaleas in bloom
Morning Glory sun burst
This Sunflower is taller than I am.
Two tone sunflower. This might be Pastiche.
Blue eyed Daisy
Near my home, there is an amazing park filled with plants and bugs. I went to one hot spot for flowers and found this beautiful dahlia!
Pollinator on my perennials
Zone 6a, NE Ohio late-summer
The bumblebees love these unnamed lilies that came with our new house.
Heavenly Blue Morning Glories I grow every year by my front entryway, climbing up around my gutter. A bumper crop that year! Also grew a Rock Cotoneaster, perennial pink Creeping Baby's Breath, Vinca, Gaura, and Sweet Alyssum in the small adjacent rock garden. Late summer, NE Ohio Zone 6a
Poppies and daisies in the morning sun.
Antelope Horns aka Spider milkweed (Asclepias asperula)
Butterfly on my purple cone flowers......
Pearl Milkweed Vine (Matelea reticulata) Naturalized in the Texas hill country
This "Night Dalia" was captured in the middle of the night at a wedding Centennial, Colorado.
An early-fall Hibiscus bloom in Texas.
Purple Hydrangea growing in our garden
The glorious heart of a Pasque Flower in my rock garden. The plant gets bigger every year and now I have some more growing up from the fuzzy seeds that float away to new niches of rock.
Delphiniums in evening light.
Dogwood tree in full bloom. April in Arkansas.
Hellebores wake up early in the spring.
Blue Larkspur at the Arcata Farmers Market
Anemone, a burst of color
Sunflowers in October
Dianthus arenarius (sand pink)
Close up of Strawflower (Xerochrysum bracteatum) from an unknown mix growing in my herb garden, circa 2006.
Wake-Robin (Trillium erectum), a welcome sign of spring here in New England.
Close-up Forget me not
A rich tapestry of blooms.
Marigolds can brighten up any garden
Planted seeds with dad & now admires the end result
The colors on the inner part of this zinnia captivated me and led me to take an extreme closeup...
The double bloom on this coreopsis made me think of the giant plant in "Little Shop of Horrors"..."Feed me, Seymour!!!".
Sunflowers in my garden.
'Fred Manning' Daylily Blooms
Shadow Play with 'Spock's Ears' Daylily
Daylily 'Orchid Corsage'
Echinacea 'Supreme Cantaloupe'
Espanza “Sunrise” as seen at night
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