Each year it seems another variety of Iris just appears on our hillside on Forsythia Hill. This one is especially beautiful
Strong purple and clear white Bearded Iris - LOVELY.
Memorial Day signifies the blooming of the Peonies in Virginia. Without fail.
There is a long history of the women in my family taking cut Peony blooms up to the cemetery on Memorial Day.
This is a start of my Grandmothers Single Pink Peony with Blue Clematis in the background.
A closeup of my Tall Lavender Garden Phlox, P. paniculata.
It looks amazing beside my Grandmothers Fushia Peony that is in bud.
Having a bit of fun shooting in the rain… my dark purple bearded Iris is shimmering on Forsythia Hill.
One of the top climbing roses to own, Lady Banks Rose. It never disappoints in the Spring. Zillions of teeny buds and no thorns make it a nice climber to have.
I’m training it over our back door to provide summer shade as well as a pop of color.
Barbara http://brian-my-left-testicle.tumblr.com/ - this flower is for u on your recent good news.
My favorite Tulips on Forsythia Hill.
Knock your Socks Off… Punch your Lights — I have no idea what name this tulip is but it can easily do both with that bright red orange and yellow!
My first Iris to bloom on Forsythia Hill. This is one of four purple Iris varieties that I have in my yard and it is the fanciest Bearded.
Its bloom has already almost faded away - wow - in under a week.
A friend gave me a clump last year of this teeny naturalized little Daffodil. She said it is the Daffodil that all varieties of Daffodils originated from!
It is only as big as my thumb. So far there are 2 blooms on a stem but there could be more - this is the first bloom to open!
It is the sweetest little thing.
It looks like we can finally turn the page on winter —
a fond memory of the snow covered rose trellis.
Brilliant Pure White Daffodil.
There are 13 different Daffodil Divisions based on classification and 25,000 registered Hybrid Species!
I’m just happy seeing a plain white bloom!
Outrageously beautiful Czech Floral Plates - NEW - for sale in my Etsy Vintage Shop, http://ForsythiaHill.etsy.com.
These plates come from the estate of my dearest friends mom’s house. I think they are so special.
Sold individually, I could see one or two given to Mom on Mothers Day. A pretty wall hanging.
Snowed in - but at least I have my vase of Daffodils and a fresh baked Butterscotch Pie (my Grandmothers recipe).
I’m feelin’ fine.
I attended a few sessions hosted by well known authors during the recent Virginia Festival of the Book. It was a good excuse to also shoot some Spring blooming flowers around town.
Check out my written blog post about the authors I heard and where to find SPRING around downtown Charlottesville.
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