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