This pretty little butterfly kept trying to land on the wisteria, but every time she would try the bumble bees would chase her away. She kept leaving and making wide circles and then she would try again. She was quite determined.
Finally about 30 – minutes later I was able to get a few pictures. I had to be quick because those bumble bees were flying in mass numbers around the wisteria.
I love butterflies and the monarchs are one of my favorites.
When you were a little child do you remember seeing wildflowers pop up after a rain?
It was almost like the rain brought the seeds for the flowers and overnight these pretty little white flowers would show up. These have always been some of my favorite wildflowers.
My sister and I use to pick these flowers for our mom. We would see who could pick the most and we would be running through the yard gathering our bouquets of flowers. Many times when we would get back in the house we would notice a few did not have stems. Our mom would still manage to put them all in a vase for us to see.
Years later when we had children they use to pick these same flowers for me. Often times there were no stems on them just the flower.
I saw these little flowers the other day after a rain and it brought back so many memories for me. Sometimes it is the little things in life that mean so much.
We planted these Azaleas about 33 years ago. These are the old fashion Azaleas that bloom in the early spring. They have never disappointed me they bloom a lot.
I wanted these in our yard because my grandmother loved her azaleas so much. We took her advice and were very successful adding these into our landscape.
In the past, the March winds have always blown the blooms off. This year it was more rain than wind, but I was able to capture a few good pictures.
The impact azaleas can have on a landscape is pretty amazing. The newer varieties bloom most of the year instead of just the spring. We would love to have some of these to plant in our backyard. We just need to figure out the location.
Springtime is an amazing time of the year. The clean fresh smell of the air, the flowers blooming everywhere and the bright green grass is truly refreshing.
The tangerine crossvine is a very showy plant when it wants to be.
Rooting this type of plant is pretty easy.The best way to do this is to take a pot of dirt then lay a vine that is long and still attached to the plant into the dirt and cover it with more dirt.Water it a few times a week. In just a short while, the new plant will be rooted in the new dirt. That is when you can cut it away from the original vine. You can pretty much do this with any woody stalk plant or vine.
This particular plant has never really bloomed a lot. I thought it was due to the fact there is a lot of shade where it is at. A few days ago all of a sudden it exploded with blooms like it was trying to compete with the other things in the yard that were blooming. It will continue to bloom until frost and get more leaves and stretch out its boundaries.
Our goal was to try to cover a fence with this one. Having fences covered in different colors of vines can be pretty amazing.
Springtime is like a burst of color everywhere you turn just open your eyes and enjoy the view.