Friday, May 31, 2013

Flower for the Day 5-31 Dames Rocket

Also Hesperis which is Greek for evening. The two 
western wildflower gardens are a sea of lavender-purple. 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Flower for the Day 5-30 Peony

This is the peony that I grew up with. It blooms 
several weeks before my other peonies. Here is 
the bud stage.

Adolescent stage. The color is a rich red. 

Adult blossom.

Elder, after being battered by the storms of life, 
and the recent rains.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

FFTD Bonus 5-26 Gaggle of Geese Visits

A large noisy flock of geese visited our  place 
with their goslings.

These goslings are just beginning to grow wings. 

This one, from a different litter,  has only a hint 
of wings.

FFTD Bonus 5-25 Full Moon

There was a beautiful full moon over 
Lake Aspen (Innsbrook, Missouri) this 

Flower for the Day 5-28 Final Iris

This is the years final iris. I have been trying to 
grow an orange iris for several years and it finally 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Flower for the Day 5-27 Iris

This lovely pink tinged iris was a gift from a friend 
last year and just bloomed.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Flower for the Day 5-24 Iris

The iris have been blooming at night so they present 
a new surprise each morning.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Flower for the Day 5-21 Iris

The iris come in subtle colors and beautiful ruffles.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Flower for the Day 5-20 Iris

The iris are blooming in all of the garden rooms 
to the south and west of the house. Each day a 
new group shows up.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Flower for the Day 5-17 Iris

This is my oldest iris. Flowers have always 
triggered memories and a primary response 
in my body. The color of this iris  is that of a 
basic foundation undergarment when I was 
growing up, a pleasant and intimate reminder
of my mother.

It is so top heavy it bends upside down but maintains 
a voluptuous presentation.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Flower for the Day 5-16 Iris

Iris has arrived. Jan cut a bud for 
this contemporary vase and she bloomed  
over night.

Iris , as you will see in the coming days, comes
in various colors and patterns.

Who couldn't love a purple beard?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Flower for the Day 5-14 Allium

Ready for the purple explosion.

My kind of fireworks.

Grand finale. The allium have replaced the tulips 
in the front garden.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Flower for the Day 5-13 Ajuga

Ajuga reptans  Also bugleweed. This ground cover 
is a "creeper" which usually grows low flowers. This 
year the flowers are over a foot and a half in height. 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Flower for the Day 5-10 Columbine

Aquillegia. Columbine is from Latin for dove. 
Columbines are breaking out all over the gardens  
in various colors and shapes.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Flower for the Day 5-9 Dogwood

These delicate white dogwood blossoms are seen 
from above, out the bedroom window. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Flower for the Day 5-7 Wallflower

Cheiranthus cheiri  Also gilliflower. This  brilliant 
orange perennial is the first to show up this year 
in the wildflower garden. 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Flower for the Day 5-6 Azalea

The azaleas are magnificent even after being 
pelted with rain for the last four days.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Flower for the Day 5-3 Spanish Hyacinth

These delicate blue bell like plants are over 37 
years old and were here when we moved into the 

Fragile flower and color.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Flower for the Day 5-2 Mazus

Mazus is a ground cover behind the phlox around 
some large rocks and blooms this time of year. Notice 
how much smaller these flowers are when compared 
to the phlox. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Flower for the Day 5-1 Celandine Poppy for you on May Day

Stylophorum  dyphyllum  These sturdy plants are 
native to Missouri. They are deer resistant,  do 
well in the shade,and grow for months with continually 
blooming yellow flowers.