Bearded Iris Closeup

Bearded Iris Closeup

Bearded Iris Closeup

Beautiful from afar and Closeup, too

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Variegation on houseplant leaves

Variegation on houseplant leaves

Variegation on houseplant leaves

Striking variegation gives a special look to these house plants. 

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Hydrangea Flowers

Hydrangea Flowers

Hydrangea Flowers

A closeup look at some hydrangea flowers at the nursery from last week. 

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Watch Cherry Blossoms Suddenly Explode Into Life in This Stunning Timelapse Footage via Gizmodo

I have only ever seen small stands of cherry trees in bloom and while even they are quite impressive, the thought of witnessing a bloom like this one is overwhelming. — Douglas
 
 
It’s that time of year when Mother Nature puts on her best fireworks show with pink and white cherry blossoms. By now your Instagram feed is probably clogged with endless shots of cherry trees, but this spectacular drone footage captured by Jack Johnston is still worth your time.

Shooting timelapse footage with a flying drone is tricky because you need to recreate the exact flight multiple times. Battery life limitations mean you unfortunately can’t just leave a drone hanging in mid-air for days on end. But by blending the footage from multiple flights in post-production, you can make it look like reality is speeding up.
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An interesting link found among my daily reading

Blackberries soon

Blackberries soon

Blackberries soon

What’s your favorite fruit? Do you grow your own? 

The blackberry plants at the nursery were fruiting in their pots. They need to get in the ground to continue their growth. 

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Gather ye (Buddleia) while ye may,…

Gather ye (Buddleia) while ye may,…

Gather ye (Buddleia) while ye may,…with apologies to Robert Herrick 

To Buddleia or not to Buddleia, that is the question…

Some see them as invasive. Others seem them as an attractive part of the garden environment. Regardless, they sure are pretty!

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Fortnight Lily Flower Closeup

Fortnight Lily Flower Closeup

Fortnight Lily Flower Closeup

A common landscape plant around here? What “common” plant do you find beautiful anyway? 

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Olive Trees In Bloom

Olive Trees In Bloom

Olive Trees In Bloom

What food is growing in your garden? 

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Foxglove (Digitalis)

Foxglove (Digitalis)

Foxglove (Digitalis)

Strikingly structural flowers of foxglove always look so odd and interesting.

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Palo Verde Flowers — A Minute in the Garden 60 from A Gardener’s Notebook

A Minute in the Garden: A series from A Gardener’s Notebook

New trees dress up a remodeled plaza and car park. Natural beauty can be found almost anywhere. 

Palo Verde Flowers -- A Minute in the Garden 60 from A Gardener's Notebook

See all the videos in “A minute in the garden” series in this YouTube playlist

 

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