Spring

Spring

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Clematis Josephine

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It's difficult to tell from the photo but each of these flowers is about 8-inches across. I find them otherworldly with their leathery petals and tightly closed, mysterious centers that become flowers in their own right. Years ago when I planted this I thought it was a Nelly Moser. Now I know it's name is Josephine. Read here about it's habit of growing a flower within a flower within a flower.





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Monday, June 01, 2009

Spring in My Garden - Crimson Exbury Azalea

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I love walking around my garden in the evening, my camera's flash on, snapping photos that result in a dramatic dark or black background. This is one of my Exbury azaleas. Unlike Rhododendrons, they are deciduous and will often bloom before their leaves appear.




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