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Grape Hyacinth Closeup

May 2nd, 2012 No comments

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Dandelion

April 30th, 2012 No comments


Closeup of a Dandelion flower. They are native to Eurasia and North America, and two species, T. officinale and T. erythrospermum, are found as weeds worldwide. Both species are edible in their entirety. The common name dandelion (/ˈdændɨlaɪ.ən/ dan-di-ly-ən, from French dent-de-lion, meaning lion’s tooth). Source: Dandelion on Wikipedia.org

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Spring Flower

April 27th, 2012 1 comment

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Creeping Phlox Closeup

April 25th, 2012 No comments


Close up of a pink Creeping Phlox bloom. This is an extreme closeup as the flowers are no larger than a dime. If you look closely you’ll see what looks to me like a sugar ant.

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Blue Blossom

April 22nd, 2012 No comments

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Spring Crocus

April 11th, 2012 No comments

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Rock Garden Macro

April 7th, 2012 No comments


I stopped by Rock Garden Greenhouse today and took these with my new iphone macro lens.

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Painted Daisy

August 7th, 2011 No comments

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Small White (Pieris rapae) Butterfly

August 2nd, 2011 No comments

The Small White (Pieris rapae) is a small- to medium-sized butterfly species of the Yellows-and-Whites family Pieridae. It is also commonly known as the Small Cabbage White and in New Zealand simply as white butterfly. The names “Cabbage Butterfly” and “Cabbage White” can also refer to the Large White.
It is widespread across Europe, North Africa and Asia and has also been accidentally introduced to North America, Australia and New Zealand where they have become pests on cultivated cabbages and other mustard family crops.

In appearance it looks like a smaller version of the Large White. The upperside is creamy white with black tips to the forewings. Females also have two black spots in the center of the forewings. Its underwings are yellowish with black speckles. It is sometimes mistaken for a moth due to its plain-looking appearance. An adult’s wingspan is roughly 32–47 mm (1.25–2 in). Source: Small White on Wikipedia.org

Gaillardia the Blanket flowers, is a genus of drought-tolerant annual and perennial plants from the sunflower family (Asteraceae), native to North and South America. It was named after M. Gaillard de Charentonneau, an 18th-century French magistrate who was a patron of botany. The common name refers to the inflorescence’s resemblance to brightly patterned blankets made by native Americans. Source: Gaillardia on Wikipedia.org

Pink Painted Daisy

June 27th, 2011 No comments

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