Friday, April 6, 2018

Spring Flowers


A week ago I had some photos of the butterflies from the Desert Botanical Garden's spring butterfly exhibit.  Today I have just some of the flowers that are planted inside the pavilion for the butterflies to feast on.  One of my favorites is the Gazania.  I love these radiant flowers with the stripes.  They make me think of tigers when I see them.


There were also quite a lot of cape daisies inside the pavilion and the butterflies seemed to love them.  I really like the colorful centers of these daisies.  The purplish color makes a great contrast against the yellow petals.


This plant had a familiar look to me but they were marked with a name I had never heard before.  They were labeled "Blueberry Taffy" a type of penstemon.


I'll end with another group of gazanias planted around a tree trunk.  These flowers make me smile!  

11 comments:

Karl Demetz said...

Spring is so beautiful, great photos, Sharon !

Andy said...

Beautiful flowers. Still too cold here for flowers.

Kate said...

Before I even clicked on the portal, I knew this post was yours. Your beautiful photos of flowers of all kinds is becoming your signature, isn't it? Delights me!

Lowell said...

Two of my favorite colors - purple and yellow. Beautiful post and it will go a long way toward brightening things up for our friends who live in the northlands. What I like, too, is that your photos are tack sharp!

RedPat said...

I love them all, Sharon! We have flakes of snow coming down right now so it is nice to be reminded that spring will come.

William Kendall said...

They're cheerful and warm to see. We remain cool here today.

Judy Ryer said...

Just beautiful!

bill burke said...

Gorgeous flowers beautifully photographed. I enjoy seeing them, Sharon. Thank you!

Maria Rodrigues said...

Spring comes bringing color and charm.
Beautiful flowers, gorgeous shots.
Greetings
Maria de
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Catalyst said...

Oh, yes, those ganzanias are wonderful.

Steve Reed said...

Beautiful! I'm with you -- I like the gazanias, too. I've seen them in the medians on roadways in Florida.