Japanese iris (unknown cultivar)

21 05 2017

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WEB Water Iris 1

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Japanese Water iris (Iris ensata ‘Pin Stripe’)

21 05 2017

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Pitcher plants

21 05 2017

Pitcher plants (the white ones are Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Titan’ and I believe the red ones are Sarracenia rubra or sweet pitcher plant)

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WEB Pitcher Plants 1





Violas

18 05 2017

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Bicolor Violas web

Violas closeup 1 web





Larkspur blooms

18 05 2017

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Poppy

18 05 2017

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Poppy with Ansel Quote





Visual overload: Love-in-a-mist and peonies

16 05 2017

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ProfusionPeonyLove web





Spiderwort

16 05 2017
Virginia spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana), if I’m not mistaken
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Lilac color spidewort web




Blue Flag iris ‘John Wood’

16 05 2017

Blue Flag iris ‘John Wood’ (Iris versicolor)

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Come a little bit closer…you’re my kind of bloom

16 05 2017

Love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena)

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LoveMist Closeup web





A profusion of Love-in-a-mist blooms

16 05 2017

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Love-in-a-mist and peonies

16 05 2017

Lovely love-in-a-mist (Nigella damscena) against a backdrop of a cluster of deep pink-red peonies

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Star of Persia and Japanese sedge

16 05 2017

Star of Persia unopened bloom against Japanese sedge

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Star of Persia Unopened web





Star of Persia and Japanese sedge

16 05 2017

Star of Persia (Allium christophii) against a background of Japanese sedge (purple + lime green = WOW)

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Allium Japanese Sedge web





Hoverfly on ‘Sweet Kate’ spiderwort

16 05 2017

Flowerfly (or hoverfly) on ‘Sweet Kate’ spiderwort (I enlarged the little guy so you can see it closeup)

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Spiderwort with Hoverfly web

Hoverfly closeup





Copper iris

16 05 2017

Copper iris (Iris fulva)

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OrangeSiberian web





Bearded iris

16 05 2017

Yummy sherbet colors! This Bearded iris cultivar wasn’t labeled, so I don’t know what the name is. The colors were so delicious!

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Sherbet Iris web





Copper iris

16 05 2017

Copper iris (Iris fulva). I spent a blissful half hour photographing these irises under a tree canopy with the most beautiful background light filtering through—looking for the perfect bokeh (and waiting for the wind to behave)!

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Orange iris 2 web





Cicada on ‘Sweet Kate’ spiderwort

16 05 2017

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Cicada 1 web





Urn orchid

15 05 2017

Urn orchid (Bletilla striata); also called Hyacinth orchid; photographed at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA

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UrnOrchid web





Blue wild indigo

15 05 2017

Blue wild indigo or Blue false indigo (Baptisia australis), photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Baptisia Purple web





‘Tropic Night’ Iris sibirica

15 05 2017

Iris sibirica ‘Tropic Night’ (Species is native from Europe to Western Asia and Siberia); photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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‘Cora Louise’ peony

15 05 2017

And here’s a giant peony—first time I’ve seen this one at Green Spring. The blooms were the size of salad plates!

UPDATE 5/1/2018: Special thanks to Lisa Jackson (she runs the store at Green Spring Gardens’ Horticultural Center) for the identification on this beautiful peony. It’s an “itoh” (intersectional hybrid) peony named ‘Cora Louise.’

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WhitePeony lorez





Cicada on Love-in-a-mist

15 05 2017

Ah…finally out and shooting flowers for the first time this season, thanks to the urging of my dear friend Michael Powell on this beautiful Sunday. We went to Green Spring Gardens to shoot and although it was pretty windy for photography, we both still managed to capture some images in between blusters! Here’s a shot I got of a cicada making its way through a cluster of love-in-a-mist blooms.

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