Monarch on zinnia

1 06 2015

Just uncovered this never-before-shared gem from my archives—overlooked in the cull of hundreds of butterfly images from the Wings of Fancy exhibit at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD a few years ago.

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MonarchLightPinkZinnia





Hawaiian White Hibiscus

2 08 2014

Stamen of Hawaiian White Hibiscus (Hibiscus waimeae)

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Hisbiscus stamen





Flowerfly on Rudbeckia

2 08 2014

Flowerfly (or Hoverfly) on Rudbeckia bloom; photographed at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD

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FlowerflyRudbeckia





Geranium (Cranesbill)

2 08 2014

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Cranesbill Geranium





Tree Tones

10 08 2013

Through Pinterest, I learned about Sherwin-Williams color-palette-generator at http://www.letschipit.com. Here’s my latest palette using a photo I shot at Brookside Gardens a few weeks ago. Qué fun!

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Tropical Water Lily ‘Panama Pacific’

27 07 2013

(Nymphaea) Tropical Water Lily ‘Panama Pacific’, photographed at Brookside Gardens. Look at the upper left (top) petal—see the tiny stowaway damselfly? I didn’t notice it until I zoomed in on the image in Photoshop!

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PinkYellow Waterlily lorez





Swallowtail butterfly (species unknown)

26 07 2013

Photographed at the Wings of Fancy exhibit at Brookside Gardens

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Butterfly 1

 





Malachite butterfly

26 07 2013

Malachite butterfly (Siproeta stelenes), a neotropical brush-footed butterfly, photographed at Brookside Gardens in their Wings of Fancy exhibit

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Malachite Butterfly lorez





Bumblebee and Honeybee on Purple Coneflower

26 07 2013

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Bees on Coneflower





Daylily ‘Ollalie Late Red’

26 07 2013

‘Ollalie Late Red’ Daylily (Hemerocalis hybrid), photographed at Brookside Gardens

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Daylily lorez





Calder-esque

26 07 2013

I photographed this beautiful (unidentified) tree outside the visitors center at Brookside Gardens yesterday morning. I thought it looked like an Alexander Calder mobile.

UPDATE: Thanks to a fellow gardener/blogger, Les (of www.atidewatergardener.blogspot.com), I think we may have an identification—Euphorbia cotinifolia.

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Calderesque





Tropical Water Lily ‘Blue Beauty’

25 07 2013

Tropical Water Lily (Nymphaea) ‘Blue Beauty’, photographed at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD

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Purple Water Lilies





Same time, last year re-post: Mating Monarchs

14 07 2013

Photographed at Brookside Gardens’ Wings of Fancy exhibit; the blue/purple blobs in the background are Plumbago flowers

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Hybrid Tea rose ‘Tahitian Sunset’

10 06 2013

Hybrid Tea rose ‘Tahitian Sunset’, an All-America Rose Selection in 2006; photographed at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD

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Tahitian Sunset Group





Stephanotis

2 06 2013

Stephanotis (Stephanotis floribunda), photographed at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD

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Stephanotis lorez





Ombre Rose

2 06 2013

Sometime during my college years, my sister Debbie and I were out shopping at Joe Brand, an upscale department store in La Plaza Mall in McAllen, Texas. It was there we discovered “Ombre Rose,” a hot new cologne (at the time). I declared this one was THE scent I could live with the rest of my life. (I do this quite often but then that “end-all-be-all” scent is inevitably dethroned by another every few years). For most of my high school years my scent of choice was Anais Anais. Before that, I enveloped myself in Jean Nate Body Splash (influenced, no doubt, by those commercials with the breathy announcer—“for people who want to take charge of their life….you get the feeling there’s nothing you can’t do!” Hey, sign me up for some of that!) or Charlie by Revlon (I just knew that if I wore that scent, I would appear to have much longer legs and my hair would swing in the wind, just like Shelley Hack’s did). And don’t get me started on how much I loved the smell of Farrah Fawcett shampoo. Though I never did achieve hair like hers (I’m sure you’re shocked), I did find an almost exact replica of the blue plaid jacket she wore on the bottle label.

Ah…how I digress…here is my visual rendition of an ombre rose. Hybrid tea rose ‘Portrait’, photographed at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD

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Ombre Effect Rose





Sea Pink (Armeria Maritima)

2 06 2013

Each bloom is less than 1″ in diameter!

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SeaPink 2-up





Floribunda rose ‘Scentimental’

2 06 2013

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Red&White Rose lorez





‘Royal Candles’ Speedwell

1 06 2013

‘Royal Candles’ Speedwell (Veronica spicata), photographed at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD

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Royal Candles lorez





Grandiflora rose ‘Cherry Parfait’

1 06 2013

Grandiflora rose ‘Cherry Parfait’, an All America Rose Selection 2003, photographed at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD

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Cherry Parfait lorez





Rosa x ‘Betty Boop’ Floribunda rose

1 06 2013

Rosa x ‘Betty Boop’ Floribunda rose, 1999 All-America Rose Selection; photographed at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD

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Betty Boop lorez

 





Hybrid Tea rose ‘Tahitian Sunset’

1 06 2013

Hybrid Tea rose ‘Tahitian Sunset’, an All-America Rose Selection in 2006; photographed at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD

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Tahitian Sunset lorez





Monarch butterfly

14 07 2012

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Indian Pink

14 07 2012

Indian Pink (Spigelia Marilandica), photographed at Brookside Gardens

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Trumpet Honeysuckle

13 07 2012

Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens ‘Leo’), photographed at Brookside Gardens

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Mating monarchs

13 07 2012

Photographed at Brookside Gardens’ Wings of Fancy exhibit; the blue/purple blobs in the background are Plumbago flowers

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Carpenter bee

13 07 2012

Carpenter bee on unidentified flower, Brookside Gardens

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Flower fly on Cranesbill (Geranium)

3 06 2012

Flower fly or Hover fly (Syrphidae) on Cranesbill; photographed at Brookside Gardens

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Delphinium border

2 06 2012

What a sight this was at Brookside Gardens—several banks of these beautiful blooms!

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Queen Fabiola Fool’s Onion

2 06 2012

Tritelia laxa ‘Konigin Fabiola’ Queen Fabiola Fool’s Onion, photographed at Brookside Gardens

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