One of my favourite shrubs the Viburnum, which is brilliant early spring with white blossoms smothering the branches, now has little red berries where all the flowers were. Bonus! Of course all the Viburnums are from Mum's garden that she grew from cuttings.
The tag states that this red foliage plant is "devilishly delightful". I think it is just delightful. It was a gift from my Mum to go in my garden with my other red foliage plants. It was, as she always said of her plant purchases, special. The common name for this is bronze ninebark and its real name is physocarpus opulifolius "Diabola".
This daisy looks like it has painted petals and is a great ground cover providing a mass of colour in the garden.
I can't resist using the super macro setting. I think the results are stunning.
While we were traveling in Canada we often came across these beautiful lilies. Considering the drastic climate in winter I was surprised that they were so prolific. I have since planted a few bulbs in my garden and delighted with the results. I think I will add more next year. The only draw back is that the spot is bare in winter when they die down.
A brilliant addition to any garden and they seem to thrive in dry patches.
Mum grew this rose from a cutting. I think it is Celcile Brunner. It is growing over our woodshed which isn't particularly attractive. The is definitely an improvement.
This is taken on the Super Macro setting of my 12megapixel Olympus Digital Camera.
2011- 365 Challengers