Red Primula (Primrose)

Red primula

Red Primula (Primrose)

A brilliant red primrose at the nursery. Such dramatic colors in such a smalll and some would say, common, plant. 

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Purple Primula (Primrose)

Purple Primula (Primrose)

Purple Primula (Primrose)

A small bit dramatic primrose at the nursery. What a purple!

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Lamium “Beacon Silver” Ground Cover

Lamium

Lamium “Beacon Silver” Ground Cover

Another “new to me” plant spotted at the nursery. It has some lovely small flowers, although it’s not in bloom right now.

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Arctotis

Arctotis

Arctotis

Beautiful flowers at the nursery. I’ve never heard of Arctotis before, but I will keep a lookout for it now.

“Arctotis is a genus of annual and perennial plants in the family Asteraceae. Arctotis is native to dry stony slopes in southern Africa. Some of the plants are alternatively placed in the genus Venidium.” —Wikipedia

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First Daffodil 2017

 

First Daffodil 2017

I was out doing a few tasks in the garden today and noticed the first Daffodil of the year at the end of the driveway. I try to note the first occurrence each year in my gardening calendar, so I have dates for a few years back.

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Flower with Raindrops

Flower with Raindrops

Flower with Raindrops

After the rain at the nursery, these flowers seem to shine under their own power. Quite a “wow factor” in these flowers.

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Achillea millefolium “Pomegranate”

Achillea millefolium

Achillea millefolium “Pomegranate” 

Small yet striking mass of flowers in one of my favorite colors. I always prefer the darker “jewel tone” colors in plants, interior design and more. 

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Purple Hibiscus Watercolor

Purple hibiscus watercolor

Purple Hibiscus Watercolor

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Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos)

Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos)

Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos)

Striking flowers of the kangaroo paw at a local nursery. Fuzzy-wuzzy flower power.

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At the nursery

At the nursery

At the nursery

I try to identify everything I post here, but I didn’t capture the name of these small, yet pretty, flowers. I’ll have to go back and see if I can spot them again and note the species. 

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