Category: Today's Flower


I have a few shots of the flowers and plants around my yard. Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. The flowers are so colorful and pretty.

Bleeding hearts

Unknown flowering bush

Swallowtail butterfly

Creeping Phlox

Redbud tree

Blooming Azaleas

It is a little too soon for planting annuals in my zone. We must make sure the last chance of frost is really over. I am looking forward to seeing some more plants and flowers around my yard and in pots on my deck.

I would love to see your gardens, maybe see new ideas for planting and flowers.

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I found an interesting story about Narcissus. According to classical mythology a young lad Narcissus was so enamored with himself that he stared at his reflection until he eventually turned into his namesake flower. And this is how Narcissus flowers came into being! The word narcissus is derived from the Greek word Narke, meaning numbness or stupor. Some attribute the naming of the flower to its narcotic fragrance.

The Narcissus Paperwhites are easy to grow indoors. The bulbs begin to grow as soon as they are planted and will flower 3-4 weeks after planting. The stems are mid-green and grow upright. The white flowers appear at the top of each stem and are very fragrant.

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African Amaryllis..Cocktail

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Hubby and I visited Longwood Gardens to see their Christmas display of flowers and lights. This African Amaryllis called Cocktail was one of my favorites seen during our visit. The red and green colors remind me of Christmas.

Amaryllis ( name meaning to sparkle) is also known as the belladonna lily. A native plant of South Africa. Many bulbs sold as Amaryllis for the Christmas season are actually called Hippeastrum. Hippeastrum is a flowering bulb sold in the winters months which bloom well indoors.

This African Amaryllis has been bred to grow rapidly and have a shorter stouter stem which gives them a good proportional balance between the pot and the bloom.

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Thanksgiving Cactus

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I want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!
The Thanksgiving Cactus is one of my favorite indoor house plants. We have had this one for years but it only seems to put out blooms close to the window. I guess it needs more light. They are pretty flowers and I like the color.

This is the first year I am trying to grow Narcissus from bulbs. It is my birth flower and so far it looks like it is growing good. I hope it flowers. Does anyone know if the bulbs can be used again next year? Can they be kept in the basement, in a dark place?

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Lady slippers

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These are just a few of the different Lady Slipper orchids I saw while visiting Longwood Gardens. The Lady Slippers are one of my favorite plants and flowers ever since I have seen the wild Pink Lady Slippers growing in the woods near my house.

It was wonderful to see all the different colors and varieties. They do resemble the ballerina slippers. They are rare plants in the wild and in some states endangered. They can not picked or they will not regenerate.

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Morning Glories

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A few years ago we planted this morning glory plant along our fence. The chain link fence was necessary for our dog but I was not happy with the look and wanted a vine to grow over the fence to hide it. We also planted some Clematis at the other end and have some wild pokeberries growing in the middle. It will be interesting to see what wins in the end.

The morning glories curl up during the day but are fully open early in the morning or during a cloudy day.

Pokeberry, as I am writing this post there is a flock of Robins eating my pokeberries. It was fun watching the Robins for awhile this morning.

This Clematis was blooming on Oct 2 along the fence. I was surprised to see a bloom pop out at this time of the year.

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Longwood Garden Orchids

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These are just some of the orchids we saw at the Longwood gardens. There was a separate room for all the orchids they were growing. They all looked so beautiful and delicate. I was amazed that there is such a variety of orchids. Some of my favorites were the yellow, purple or lavender colors.

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Mount Baker wildflowers

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These are some of the flowers we saw while hiking at Mount Baker in the North Cascades, Washington.

We hiked a short loop trail around the Picture Lake, the wildflowers and berries were just beautiful.

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Backyard flowers

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I have been so happy the plants I picked out for my deck last spring. They are all still hanging in there and looking great.

The Fiesta Double Impatiens have been blooming all summer long. We did have to make sure they were watered often.

This is what they looked like back in May, they are much larger now.

This Lantana is one of my favorites.

The potted Hibiscus has also been doing great all summer.

This Penta is another favorite and has bloomed all summer.

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North Cascade Wildflowers

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This post on the wildflowers I saw while hubby and I drove the North Cascade Loop in Washington State. I am not sure about the id’s so if someone knows them please let me know. I was surprised to see so many different wildflowers still in bloom in September.

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