Today’s Photo: Flower in the Garden
I seem to have put my life on hold for the last two weeks and it only looks to be getting busier. However, I was able to get by the Smith Gilbert Gardens again a couple weekends ago. This time, the roses were beginning to bloom and some of the other flowers. I have no idea what this flower was as it had no marker. It was beautiful though.
Today’s Photo: Bluebells
Unfortunately, most of the flowers had not started blooming at the Smith Gilbert Gardens while we were there. I noticed this little bluebell along one of the trails and it was lit just right by the sun. I wish I could find a field of these in the Southeast, but I am still looking.
Today’s Photo: Field of Flowers
With all the snow we have had lately, today and yesterday were quite a change. 70 degree weather just a week after several inches of snow and ice. Only in Georgia can you find that. In honor of the warm days, I went back through some older stuff and found this field of yellow flowers.
Today’s Photo: Garlic Bulb and Butterfly
For the past three years, I have tried my hand at gardening. Some people would call it a small farm since it is a half acre. One of the tricks that I have heard from some of the other gardeners is that you can plant garlic around the garden to keep deer out. It did not work for me. I resorted to a couple farm dogs in the area fenced for the garden. However, it is pretty neat to see the garlic sprout, grow this long stalk and ball like flower on top. I just happened to catch this one with a visitor.
If you click on the photo, you can see the additional visitors along the base of the individual little flowers. They are the little black dots.
Today’s Photo: Echinacea
This is another of the flowers on the property. I had no idea what type of flower it is. That is, until Google. I guess this is the most known flower with pink petals and an orange center. Regardless of the name, it is still a beautiful flower.
Today’s Photo: The Clematis
The previous owners of the property where I live enjoyed planting flowers, but not of the annual variety. So, every spring, I get to see many flowers blooming. The way they planted the flowers, there are blooms of different kinds, one after the other. This is a clematis. It is neat to watch it grow every year from under the ground, flower and then die off in the winter.
Today’s Photo: May Flowers
April showers truly do bring May flowers. I took this on May 5. Just a few days ago, this field did not hold a single flower. In the span of a few days, and several inches of rain, these sprouted. Now it is time to go search for some more.