FOTD: Rose

My rose bush goes dormant for awhile, then all of a sudden, new roses bloom! This is a rose from my rose bush that bloomed this past week.  Maybe it’s all the rain we’ve been having. :- ) For more beautiful flowers, visit Cee’s Flower of the Day, 10/6/18.

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FOTD: Roses

My rose bush revived and bloomed in August! Note the insect half-buried inside one of the roses. I think it’s some sort of beetle. Posted for Cee’s Flower of the Day, 9/9/18.

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FOTD: Red Lily

In front of my house, in July, this beautiful red lily: Another angle, same flower – I played around with the exposure and highlights. See more beauty at Cee’s Flower of the Day, 8/25/18.

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FOTD: Blazing Star

This is my prolific blazing star. It has “migrated” and shoots appear in random spots in my garden (including the middle of other plants)! This is part of the original “main” plant. (I discovered that there is a white version of this also, and at Chicago Botanic Gardens, it is referred to as “Gayfeather.” I […]

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FOTD: Coneflower

My coneflowers are now blooming, good for attracting butterflies! Yesterday I saw a monarch butterfly in my garden for the first time this year – unfortunately, it flew away before I could get a photo of it! Posted for Cee’s Flower of the Day, 7/10/18.

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FOTD: Day Lilies

These are my first day lilies this year! In fact, these are new plantings this year. With all the rain and early warmth we’ve had this spring, they are doing very well! Posted for Cee’s Flower of the Day, 7/7/18

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