Tuesday, June 21, 2011

About to bloom

Anticipation can be as exciting as the actual event you’re waiting for. That’s how I feel about flowers that are about to bloom. I love seeing the buds forming and developing, and even though green is the dominant color, there is a very special beauty inherent in this stage.

Braving the heat this morning (today is expected to be the first triple-digit day of the year), I took a few photos of plants that are getting ready to bloom. I hope you’ll enjoy this little voyage of discovery as much as I did.

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Coneflower (Echinacea sp.)
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Blazing star (Liatris spicata)
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Propeller plant (Crassula falcata)
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Sea holly (Eryngium planum ‘Sapphire Blue’)
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Stoke’s aster (Stokesia laevis)
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Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
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Brown-eyed susan (Rudbeckia triloba)
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Sedum ‘Angelina’ (Sedum rupestre 'Angelina')
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Key lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
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Aloe ‘White Stag’

1 comment:

  1. Stunning photography, difficult to single out any of them as they are all great images!

    Interesting coincidence that you may possibly have the first triple digit temps on summer solstice day too :)

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