Pink can be a power color, it always catches my eye. I have put in two pink gardens for friends with cancer to offer strength and spiritual health.
This is a native columbine outside of a limestone gate. They have an elegance to them when found in the woodlands that always catches my eye. As a child I saw a drawing of a fairy with a columbine cap. After that I was always on the lookout for them in the woods.
This is Black Locust blooms, they almost look like wisteria. You can eat them when fresh and enjoy a sweet treat while walking through the woods. They are an invasive tree so many foresters would give them the ax.I would like to try wine made with these, something I found out about this year.
Tulips are a flower I always wish would last longer. These are close to the end of season but still stand regal.
A favorite color of tulip this year, can you ever have enough of these beauties that mark the arrival of spring? One friend asked me how many were in a bed and I laughed since I log all flowers planted.
Walking past these in a nursery I tried to avoid these, only to make it about ten feet and coming back for them.A most enjoyable color combination. I like to put white or light colored petunias along garden paths so I can find my way at night.
This year I felt I wasn't going to use African Daisies, but this bloom was very unusual that I have them close to where I sit on my patio.
These iris were planted a long time ago in this old settler cemetery. The last burial here was in 1946 so needless to say it has been lost and forgotten by a few. I enjoy coming to this area, it had a prairie remnant that was harvested for seed to establish a major prairie center near my home. It is also next to an area that was a garrison to protect Native American lands from invasion by settlers.
You may have seen a few of these, but hopefully they have the warmth and beauty to hold your attention. I think I was #32 in a group to post pics of flowers. Peace