We were at the greenhouse today, the first day they were open for the season. Few plants are ready to show off yet, although there are early bloomers rarin’ to go. Captivated with these little plants which were still sparkling with water drops after sprinkling. Sorry I can’t do a retake, this was a once-only shot and I’m disappointed in my photography skills. The little water drops are visible, but not as charming as they were in person. Maybe I shouldn’t have used flash?
Sorry for not identifying these plants, I was so taken with the water drops that I forgot to ask what they are.
Our first visit to our favorite greenhouse today. We ordered some red Million Bells, and some Lantana…for a couple of weeks from now. Meanwhile, some other plants are blooming…Rhododendron, and some Azaleas. Daffodils are done, Tulips still around but ready to make their exit shortly. So here are some Pansy Photos…
(all photos on this post are © Sometimes, 2018)
(All photos on this post ©Sometimes, 2018)
Fall encroaches on Summer
not an ending
… a new season dawns.
© Sometimes, 2017
Fall gently nudges
as Summer takes a bow
opening a new show in town.
© Sometimes, 2017
the culmination of flowers
not faded…but making room
for the next generation
© Sometimes, 2017
This ornamental apple tree is glorious in the Spring, loaded with blossoms. But as Fall approaches, for some reason, the leaves fade and die leaving the branches bare until after Winter.
These blossoms popped out after Monday’s eclipse of the Sun. I have no idea why, but I heard NASA or some other agency has requested reports of strange things happening…this qualifies. Also, my daughter’s blue Hydrangea turned purple (she lives next door.) My Lantana turned from pink to purple earlier in this Summer. (I realize that Hydrangeas do change color according to specific factors in the soil or whatever.)
Here are some pics of this gorgeous lily from my daughter’s yard. I had lots of them, given to me by a neighbor long ago, and there are still a few around from that bunch of bulbs. Here is a link: https://www.americanmeadows.com/flower-bulbs/other-spring-flower-bulbs/belladonna-lily to American Meadows’ site featuring these and other plants. The site also offers fascinating information about the Lillies, and a photo of a spectacular large group planting.
About the Belladonna Lily and its names. This plant is an interesting one. First of all, it’s real name is Amaryllis belladonna, and it’s the only species in the amaryllis genus. This means the Belladonna is the ‘true’ Amaryllis. All those big indoor-blooming things at holiday time are called ‘Amaryllis’ as a common name, but their botanical name is Hippeastrum. (excerpt is from the American Meadows’ site.)
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