Tag: FOTD

Indian Plum

I discovered a new shrub this spring – or should I say I discovered its name? I’d seen it many times on my walks in the woods, always stopping to admire its growth in the dead of winter and its blossoms in early spring.… Continue Reading “Indian Plum”

Daffodils of the Skagit Valley

On the sunniest day of the last week of winter I made the trek to the Skagit Valley and found the fields at Roozengaarde brilliant with daffodils. I excused my husband so he wouldn’t have to endure the waiting while I wandered around taking… Continue Reading “Daffodils of the Skagit Valley”

Flower of the Day: Debutante Camelia

There never was a more fitting name for a flower than ‘debutante,’ one of the earliest camelias to bloom. I found her waiting next to a bench at Flower World and was enchanted by her pale pink ruffles and pearls. I should have brought… Continue Reading “Flower of the Day: Debutante Camelia”

Fun with Snowberry

I’m still dreaming of snow but until it arrives I’ll have to settle for snowberrry! A few years ago we planted some common snowberry shrubs and they thrived – filling in empty spaces with bright green leaves and tiny flowers in the spring. But… Continue Reading “Fun with Snowberry”

Have you Ever Seen A Strawberry Tree?

On my walk at Lincoln Park this week I stopped to admire this giant shrub – or is it a tree? – and its brightly colored berries! No they’re not really strawberries – apparently so bland that even the birds ignore them – its… Continue Reading “Have you Ever Seen A Strawberry Tree?”

The Dahlias Stole the Show

In my last post I told you of our trip to Point Defiance – the zoo, aquarium and surprise at the rose garden. But of all the gardens at Point Defiance I think the Dahlia Garden stole the show. Sorry I couldn’t just pick… Continue Reading “The Dahlias Stole the Show”

Focus on a DayLily

I don’t have any daylilies growing in my garden but perhaps I should. Though each individual blossom only lasts for a day, one established clump will provide many beautiful flowers for weeks. Daylilies are perennials but not a true lily and come in many… Continue Reading “Focus on a DayLily”

Flower of the Day – Clematis

Every May she wakes up in the garden, climbing, determined and exuberant, making everything beautiful in her path. For Cee’s Flower of the Day: Clematis. ~ Susanne

Ohi’a Lehua Hawaiian Flower

On our recent trip to Oahu I kept seeing this beautiful flower – endemic to Hawaii – and recognized as the Big Island’s official island flower. Even the name is lovely – Ohi’a Lehua – for Cee’s Flower of the Day. ~ Susanne

FOTD – Azaleas Heralding Spring!

I thought we could use some early spring cheer and I found it in my backyard where the azaleas are starting to bloom. For Cee’s  Flower of the Day Photo Challenge ~ Susanne

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