16 10 2011

I believe this is a Chrysanthemum x grandiflorum ‘Hillside Pink Sheffield’ variety of garden mum. There wasn’t a label on the plants at Green Spring Gardens, but my research took me to Monrovia’s site and these flowers look much like the ones shown here. The blooms attracted a bounty of honeybees as well as many butterflies, including Fiery Skippers (Hylephila phyleus), Common Buckeyes (Junonia coenia), Cabbage Whites (Pieris rapae) and Monarchs (Danaus plexippus). I didn’t get too many shots of the insects due to both the windy conditions and their way-too-quick movement!

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Siberian Iris

11 05 2011

Siberian Iris photographed at Green Spring Gardens

Special note to Jim Grey ( Yes, I did notice that this is yet another purple flower. I can’t help it—I’m photographing what nature is giving me most of this time of year. At least I did photograph some white blooms for you today!)

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