We are back from our trip to the D.C. area to visit our son. I have a ton of photos that I would love to share, but I'll just pick a few to make it a little less painful for you! :) We were suppose to have internet at our hotel, but it was 'lost' the first night and didn't come back till the night before we left...sigh. SO, I must play catch up here...
Our first day was a LONG day, and this bed was just what I needed. If you care to read about that day, go HERE.
Butterfly Weed is a lovely plant that many species of butterflies lay their eggs on. It has such pretty yellow flowers and forms seed pods that dry and pop open. Once they are open, the little seeds take "wing" and fly in the breeze until they find a place to grow...
This is a Plumeria, some call them Frangipani. These are the flowers they use to make Lei's in Hawaii. They come in over 50 colors, but in my little garden I only have 4 colors....about 20 plants, but 4 colors, LOL.
These yellow ones grow the hardiest and largest as far as I can tell, and their fragrance is almost identical to Coppertone suntan lotion...Mmmmm. Nothing says summer like that smell! :)
My oldest sister sent me a gift for Mother's Day. She knows my passion for gardening and sent me the cutest garden tools that are metal, wrapped with a pretty bright floral design...not sure if I want to use them, or frame them! :)
The Bouganvilla is native to South America, and does very well in tropical locations. The beautiful bright colors on this plant are NOT the flowers, they are the bracts that surround the flower which is the little white thing in the middle. The stems are covered in SHARP long thick thorns.
This is a Bumble Bee, they are gentle, live in very small hives and are extremely shy to sting people. I garden around them all the time and they don't mind at all (unlike their finicky cousins the honeybees). I love the last picture, because he literally has his whole face stuffed inside the flower...SO cute! LOL