After the winter storm

The Flowering Quince (which for reasons unknown has bloomed in the dead of winter these past few years) made it through Winter Storm Izzy. The blooms that were already open are drooping and lifeless, but the buds look as if they may open up soon. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

In the dead of winter…

Once again this year my Flowering Quince bushes are blooming in the dead of winter. The buds and blooms have survived many nights of below freezing temperatures. We have what may prove to be a severe winter storm coming this weekend. I hope the Quince survive the ice and snow that are predicted to be…

Orange Daylilies

True to their name, these lilies really did last only one day. Linked to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Orange and to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Calla lily

Only one bloom this year, and like so many plants in my garden it didn’t bloom at all last year. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

A little flower

“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” ― Hans Christian Anderson Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Mountain laurel

Of the two mountain laurels in my woodland garden, one is predominantly white with burgundy markings, but the other has a lovely touch of pink. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Snowball Bush Viburnum

One of my favorite shrubs in the woodland garden is the Snowball Bush Viburnum. The blooms start out an apple-green color before changing to white. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day