Cee’s FOTD Challenge: April 25, 2021

The tulips this year have been nothing short of stunning!
I’ve seen some amazing begonias as well.
Water droplets always give depth and a certain je ne sais quoi.

Becky’s April Bright Square Challenge: April 23, 2021

April Bright Square photo challenge brought to us by Becky B of Becky of Winchester.

Wisteria squared
Sun Trust

Cee’s FOTD Challenge: April 19, 2021

Today I visited my favorite nursery in Annapolis, Windwood Gardens. I’ll be sharing my finds there over the course of the next week or so. I’ve always loved coleus. Their blossoms may not be much to look at but their leaves are stunning. I think they make a great border plant.

While I was at Windwood Gardens, I took the opportunity to buy some cockscomb, also known as celosia. My masterplan is to build a nice butterfly garden. Yesterday I planted some buddleja, which also goes by the name of Summer Lilac or butterfly bush. I’m hoping and praying that I can attract butterflies to my home, sparing me the need to go out into the field to track them down. Not that I don’t want to sally forth, but it would be nice to have some homegrown butterflies as well.

At last I am beginning to appreciate Cee’s devotion to dahlias. Today I saw such a variety that it made my head spin. So this is my offering for Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge. I’ll be sure to keep you all posted on the progress I’m making with the butterfly garden. If anyone has some suggestions for other flowers to include, I’m eager to hear from you! Cheers, fellow flower lovers!

Cee’s FOTD Challenge: April 18, 2021

Here are my contributions to Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge. Here’s a nice selection of tulips from the last couple of days.

I have no idea what these red blossoms are, but as you can see from below, they captured my attention.

Lens-Artists Colorful April Challenge #143

Here is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Challenge #143 – Colorful April. This is something of a part 2.

Silver dollars have a simple but colorful blossom.
The wisteria is beginning to bloom. When they reach full bloom, they are quite stunning.
No mention of April is complete without a look at some tulips!