Happy Earth Day!

Just a reminder to recycle, reuse, and reduce! Happy Earth Day!

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Easter Greetings!

Whatever your religious persuasion or cultural beliefs, I extend my seasonal greetings to you on this Easter and Passover Holiday. It was a very nice weekend here in the Pacific Northwest. Nice weather for a stroll in the garden!

Have you ever seen these bright, lime green blooms in the spring? They are a type of Euphorbia species, commonly known as Spurge. There are lots and lots of different types of Spurges.

Bergenia plants are in full bloom. I like how this one looked next to a bright, yellow Dandelion.

Everywhere, the Cherry Blossoms are in bloom! So beautiful!

Found these red Cowslip Primroses just starting to bloom!

Even the pond turtles were enjoying the nice day!

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National Orchid Day

April 16th is National Orchid Day057

So in honor of the day, I decided to make a photoshow of many different species of Orchids from my archives of Orchid photos. I hope you enjoy!

 

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Camellias and Rhododendrons, Oh My!

For those of you following my blog, you know how I love to photograph in certain, local botanical gardens during the springtime and other seasons. With the cold weather behind us, things are really popping now in the blooms department! Lots of pretty Camellias and Rhododendrons as shown below!

And I finally found out what these intriguing shrub blooms are—Fothergilla major, commonly called Witch-Alder. Their leaves put on a spectacular color show in the autumn!

I’ve put together a few slide shows (complete with music) of my floral photos taken recently and posted them on YouTube. I hope to be doing more of this as time permits. Here are my newest ones! I hope you enjoy them!

 

 

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Tea Party at the Botanical Conservatory

I recently attended a first, ever, tea party at the W.W.Seymour Botanical Conservatory, in Tacoma, Washington. What a lovely backdrop for a tea party, with all the colorful, seasonal flower displays and tropical plants all around us! The conservatory is of the Victorian glass style, albeit rather small, and one of few located on the west coast. The management does a fine job of rotating grand floral displays throughout the seasons. Here are a few photos I clicked off during the tea party. I took care not to get attendees’ faces in the photos.

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