Same time, last year: Skipper butterfly on White Ginger Lily

18 08 2011

Unidentified type of Skipper butterfly on the very fragrant White Ginger Lily (Hedychium coronarium), photographed at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

UPDATE 8.19.2011: Thanks to Harlan Ratcliff from The Roused Bear blog for identifying this butterfly as a Fiery Skipper!

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Name that flower!

28 01 2011

I photographed this lovely plant in August when Carmen and I visited the Atlanta Botanical Garden. I couldn’t find an identification label, so I have no idea what it is and I hadn’t seen it before. Any of you plantaholics out there want to give this challenge a whirl?

IDENTIFICATION UPDATE: Fellow blogger and landscape designer extraordinaire John Black suggested it is Clematis armandii. I took a look at various sources on the web and he’s right! (Thanks, John) John is principal of Verdance Fine Garden Design in Palo Alta, CA. His work has been featured on HGTV’s Landscape Smart and Landscaper’s Challenge series. I interviewed John back in May 2010 about what it takes to be a landscape designer. Read his insightful, witty and inspirational answers here.

Check out his wonderful blog too: http://www.averdantlife.com/

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Black and Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia)

19 08 2010

Here’s another shot at a different angle—even more menacing looking!

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Canna and Japanese Maple

19 08 2010

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X Amarcrinum

18 08 2010

X Amarcrinum is a hybrid between Amaryllis and Crinum; photographed at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 8.15.2010

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White Ginger Lily (Hedychium coronarium)

18 08 2010

White Ginger Lily, native to India, is a tropical perennial and related to culinary ginger. Photographed at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 8.15.2010

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Skipper butterfly on White Ginger Lily

18 08 2010

Unidentified type of Skipper butterfly on the very fragrant White Ginger Lily (Hedychium coronarium). Photographed at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 8.15.2010

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