Baptisia x ‘Purple Smoke’

22 04 2012

Purple Smoke Wild Indigo (Hybrid of two species native to eastern U.S.) against a backdrop of Firecracker plant blooms (Russelia equisetiformis) photographed this morning at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA—love the color combination of purple and coral with spots of lime green in this shot!

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Echeveria setosa

25 10 2011

Echeveria setosa, a member of the Stonecrop family (Crassulaceae), is native to Mexico and is commonly known as the Mexican fire cracker or firecracker plant. It blooms from early to late April with bright red and yellow flowers. Echeverias are my favorite type of succulent and these on display in large glazed pots at the U.S. Botanic Garden are stunning! Photographed in the First Ladies’ Water Garden, part of the National Garden at the U.S. Botanic Garden

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