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Wordless Wednesday – Macro Shots

Gentian

Gentian

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Hosta 'Royal Standard'

They love the Buddleia

Bees and Butterflies adore the Buddleia or Butterfly Bush in my front garden bed.  It doesn’t matter what time of day you step out there, you will find various little creatures buzzing around sipping the sweet nectar from the white fragrant blooms.  The other day there was a mass of Painted Ladies and Bees.  Today I found this common Skipper and several Bumblebees doing their dance.  Normally they ignore me and just keep drinking.  I didn’t stay out there too long, it’s hot and muggy.  Hope everyone has a nice weekend, I guess alot of you will be going to the Seattle Spring Fling.  We will get to see tons of great posts and pics when they get back.  Have fun everyone!  :)

Random Things….

( From L-R: Pink Angelonia, Purple Angelonia and Blue Vervain)

(Large background: Hydrangea 'Nikko Blue' and Small inset : Echinops Ritro)

Tete-a-Tete

Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete'

I’ve been playing around with the macro settings on my camera again.  I love the way this shot came out, all the details of this sweet little Daffodil.  Last fall I added more of this charming Narcissus in various spots of the garden.  So far I am enjoying all the specks of yellow popping open.  Can’t wait to see what else blooms next. :)

Helleborus orientalis

Helleborus orientalis 'Pink Lady'

This plant is sometimes referred to as the Lenten Rose.  It’s a perennial that’s been around since the middle ages.  I have four of these in different colors.  ‘Blue Lady’ (shown below), ‘Yellow Lady’ and ‘White Lady’ are the other three shades. 

Helleborus orientalis 'Blue Lady'

Here’s some more info on this evergreen perennial:

  • Blooms late winter-early spring
  • 14-18 inches in height
  • Prefers partial shade and moist soil
  • Squirrel, rabbit and deer resistant
  • Good cut flower
  • Hardy in zones 3-8