Wednesday, April 17, 2013

More April Flowers

Yes even the big leaf maple has flowers on it.

A rescued apple tree is budding.

Rescued tulip and hyacinth. 

Polygonia (anglewing) butterfly   Did you notice the other insect under it's wing?

the humble violet 

the butterfly rests on the candytuft. 

the underside of this butterfly looks like a dead leaf, so when it folds it's wings it's almost invisible.

The nashi has bloomed and there's bright color from rescued heathers and shrubs.

even the dead tree is beautiful. lichen and insect homes. 

the forget me nots 

a tangle of plants

did i mention there were a lot of forget me nots? 

violets and forget me nots. self seeders and almost invasive, but so pretty.

Strawberries are blooming, with a few forget-me-nots to keep them company.

lunaria annua, honesty or money plant. it gets silver disks for seeds pods later in life.

huckleberry blossoms

white maple leaves sprouting, as delicate and colorful as flowers.

Clematis that was rescued from M&L Brown's garden. Notice one flower has 6 petals, instead of the usual 4.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April Garden Color

It's April, only a few days have passed since my last entry, but there is more color and more blooming.
Bergenia cordifolia. I've heard that one can expect hummingbirds once these bloom.

The backside of the blossom is just as beautiful.

The flowers and seed pods of the Pieris Japonica.

The new leaves on this variety called Pieris Forest Flame are so brightly colored one could mistake them for flowers.

Even close up they seem to want to be flowers. 

The nashi tree is almost blooming. Time to start watching for catepillars. 

Candytuft in white.

Forget me not in blue.

Hyacinth in Pink. 

Wallflowers in orange and yellow. 

Wallflowers in deep orange and almost eggplant. 

Even the boxwood shrub is blooming. I intend to make this one a topiary, but it hasn't spoken to me yet to tell me what it wants to be, so it remains untrimmed and blooms.

Meanwhile the Chinese Lantern slowly decomposes revealing its inner child.

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