Category Archive for: ‘Flowers’

Crocosmia And Hammock Chair

Crocosmia: Beautiful Inside or Out

Right now my garden is alight with the fiery glow of crocosmia–the smaller orange  ‘Emberglow’ and the taller red ‘Lucifer’.  I’ve planted the of the corms in clumps around the back patio, bordering the back of the front potager, and interspersed wherever I find a space that needs some cheering up.  Crocosmia also puts on quite a show when it’s …

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Front Garden April 2010 2 Medium

A Snippet of My Front Garden

I’m really happy with how this part of my front garden is coming together.  The other areas are still filling in for the season but I’m happy with the mix of colour and textures here.  The plants that work best for me?  Mini, dwarf, teeny – call it what you want – the small cultivars  are most successful in a tiny urban garden if …

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Blooming Tulip Fields Skagit Valley Washington

Delighting the Senses: a Trip to the Tulip Festival

Yesterday I took a quick trip cross the border to Skagit county in Washington state where each year they delight visitors with a teeny taste of what Holland’s tulip farms might be like. The area is one of the largest produces of spring bulbs, including tulips, daffodils, and irises.  During April you could usually find a couple fields of tulips …

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Flowering Quince

Flowering Quince

   

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Euphorbia Large

The Aliens Have Bloomed: Euphorbia

I like to post flora on Fridays that are blooming in my area so a few weeks ago when I was touring the Olympic fun I noticed that skunky smell which could only mean the Euphorbia is in bloom. Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii, or Wood Spurge, is the most common of the Euphorbia found in Vancouver although there are so many other …

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Pink Magnolia Bloom

Magnolia Bud

Not sure a macro lens was needed for this orange-sized magnolia bloom but it sure got some beautiful detail.  Hubby took the photo while I was off too busy chasing the tiny dog around the garden while admiring all the beauties about to bloom.  I think the stormy grey sky actually compliments this pretty pink bud.

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