Flowers 2022

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March 3 - 6 March 8 - 10 March 18 - 20 March 27-30
April 4 April 15 April 23 - May 3 May 14 - 22
May 25 - June 2 June 6 - 13 June 16 -24June 30 - July 12
August 19 Aug 31 - Sept 2

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Flowers blooming in 2022

This slide show was started to showcase dearly spring flowers but since Danielle has many pretty blossoms extending farther in the year, it has been expanded and is apt to be a whole year.

In March and April, we had an abundance of colorful flowers. Additional flowers started blooming in May. We would like to share some pictures of them. Praise God for the beauty He put into our world for our enjoyment.

Sometimes Danielle and I need help in order to identify plants. We use Seek by iNaturalist and National Geographic on our phones. It can identify both plants and animals. It has been very helpful and is recommended to any who is interested.

The first set of pictures were taken March 3 - 6

hyacinth mix

Danielle planted an assortment of hyacinths last fall. Many were in pots. They provided a lot of color in late February and early March. The tulips haven't bloomed yet in early March.

hyacinth1

hyacinth2

hyacinth3

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Daffodils mostly bloomed in February. This is one of the last still in bloom. Daffodil

This camellia bush started blooming in February but has really gotten outstanding in early March. The flowers are really delicate looking.

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camellia This is another camellia that grows in front of our garage. It also started blooming in February.

camellia

Danielle bought these snapdragons for a planter near the front door snapdragon

This azalea plant is in our garden near the front door. Azaleas are a beautiful spring flower.

Azalea bush

Azalea blooms

This beautiful yellow flower - the famous and notorious dandelion - started showing up in late January. dandelion

Blueberry flowers

The blueberry flower buds showed up in late February before the leaf buds showed up. The bees really like these blossoms. One can safely work near the bush without any fear of being stung. Unfortunately a hard freeze destroyed most of the crop.

Bee on blueberry

Carolina jasmine grow natively here and has beautiful flowers in the spring. Danielle has trained one to follow chain link fence in our close back yard.

Jasmine

Jasmine bloom

Jasmine

We saw this pretty plant at Lowes and bought it. It is a senetti.

senetti plant

Senetti

Broad leaf palm-lily

This is not a blossom but a very colorful and beautiful leaf. It is a broad leaf palm-lily.

Broad leaf palm-lily plant

This was the only bloom on a mandevilla in the front yard. It hangs down from the branch.

broad leaf palm-lily
pink azalea blooms

This beautiful pink azalea was planted by the former owners under the trees in our front yard. The small picture below was taken a few days later after many more blossoms had appeared.

pink azalea bush

We have two "plants" in one picture. The larger one (stained glass) actually blooms all year long. But beside it periwinkle plant with one spring bloom. stained glass blooms

The following pictures were taken a few days later after more blossoms had appeared (March 8 - 10).

This azalea has much larger blooms which were blooming March 8.

larger azalea bloom

 azalea

This is another pink azalea that started blooming by March 8.

harlequin

This harlequin wasn't in bloom at the beginning of the month but started a few days later. We had been having some rain before the pictures were taken.

halequin plant

These pictures were taken a few days later after tulips had appeared (March 18 - 20). Most of the flowers shown above had gotten old and died. Some were killed by hard freeze.

tulip bud

red tulip

Three years ago, the first tulip appeared on March 10 (although it took a few more days before more blossomed). This year, despite the warm spring, we saw the first tulip on March 18 but several more were in blossom on the 20th. Left top: a bud on March 18. Left Bottom: a bloom on March 20. Below: the first tulip bloom.

orange tulip
yellow tulip

A couple more of the tulips in bloom on the 20th

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This hyacinth was late blooming and didn't have the normal shape for a hyacinth, but the bloom is still very pretty.

hyacinth

This wild honeysuckle was in bloom by the 18th.

honeysuckle bloom
honeysuckle
wild violets While we think of this wild violet as more of summer flower, this violet was already blooming.

Spring flowers continue to evolve as some fade and other bloom. These pictures were taken March 27 - 30.

More azaleas come into bloom as some of the older ones fade. We are fortunate to have several different varieties. The blooms on the right and buds below are on north side of our bedroom.

bedroom azalea buds

bedroom azaleas

These azaleas are in the front yard under the trees.

white azalea
aszlea front yard
tulip blooms

Unfortunately, tulip blooms don't last very long but we are fortunate to have these beauties in full bloom. The yellow one below was the last tulip to bloom.

more tulip blooms

Our crab apple tree is pretty young and the tree is not yet very full but it has some beautiful blooms.
crab apple tree
crab apple bloom
crab apple bloom 2
mandevilla Danielle bought this white mandevilla after the freeze killed or at least severely damaged several of her mandevillas.
Danielle bought 3 columbines to fill out some gardens right behind our house.
(The picture below was taken 4/4/2022.) columbine1
columbine
yellow snap dragon Danielle really liked the other snap dragons. So she brought several more including these yellow ones.
Our young peach tree had a few blooms that survived the freeze. Is is the last one. peach bloosm

In early April, I saw blossoms on more spring flowers and also some vegetables. These pictures were taken April 4.

More azaleas. While some early azaleas blooms have faded, some bushes were just beginning to blossom or have reached the most beautiful time. The bushes shown below are near our bedroom. The other two are in the front yard.

bedroom azaleas

white azaleas azaleas

This sword lily appears in Lydia's garden. Danielle painted the mushroom house in the background of the picture on the right. She didn't know what the flowers name was so used an app on her phone that identified it.

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hibiscus

Because these do not winter over, Danielle bought this hibiscus.

hibiscus small

As spring continues, our vegetables are growing. Some have pretty flowers. We are just starting a new strawberry garden. These are some of the first blossoms.

strawberry
tomato

Our first tomato plants were destroyed by the freeze in mid March. A second planting is coming along fine so far. Some are beginning to blossom.

Its April 15 and we have a few new flowers.

This a dipladenia which is a new type of flower. Danielle was happy to get one of them.

dipladenia s
dipladenia
yellow hibiscuis The previous hibiscus was red. But this beauty is yellow with a reddish center. yellow hibiscus s
another azalea

Another azalea. After most of the azaleas just outside bedroom had faded, we discovered another one with a little different color.

The following pictures were taken April 23 to May3 and show some new flowers.

The blooms are amaryllis.

amaryllis plant

amaryllis
pink rain lily This pink rain lily has just one blossom.

This knock out rose was the first to bloom this year. It now has several blooms.

rose bush

4 additional pictures follow this picture.

rose
rose bud

pink rose

Some more roses.

Four different rose bushes are blooming in early May. Below: This is simpler rose bloom. Right: This rose is in the garden by the front door. simple rose

rose

pepper blosem
Some vegetables have nice blossoms. Left: This is the first pepper blossom. It was a little hard to take the picture because the blossom was hanging down. Right: This blossom is on a bean plant.

bean bloosem

This reddish pink bloom is a vinca.

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vinca
spiderwort pond

This begins a section of pictures of plants Danielle planted near her artificial "pond".

Left: This a spiderwort.

Another flower near her pond is this daisy.

daisy
lantana lantana2

The plants around the "pond" include several lantana.

lantana3
Among the plants surrounding the "pond" is this pansy. daisy
day lily This daylily is located by deck for Danielle's glass studio. This is the first bloom.
This beautiful white flower is a another dipladenion. It is in the garden by the front door. dipladenion plant dipladenion
pink flower These pinkish rose blossom is another snap dragon is in the garden by the front door.

Some of these danty blooms lipstick sage have white and red parts. Others are all red but white part will appear eventually. They are also in a garden outside our front door.

all red
red and white
armerica1 Danielle used an plant identification app on her phone to discover that the name of these little balls which measure about one inch is diameter is armerica.

The following flowers were photographed between May 14 and 22.

Mid May we had several cacti in bloom. The one on the right was the largest bloom on our prickly pear cacti on the day that the photo was taken but was the only bloom on that plant. The plant below had couple of blooms. There have been more blooms since then.

cactus plant
cactus bloom
shamrock shamrock leaf
Danielle thought she had one shamrock plant in a front garden. A few days later we discovered a second but it didn't have bloom yet. The photo above shows why it is called "shamrock".
shamrock plant
Our wild honeysuckle bloomed last March. But our trumpet honeysuckle didn't start blooming until mid May. But the advantage is its expected to bloom all summer.It grows along the fence and the gateway between the 1st and 2nd backyards

honeysuckle blooms
honeysuckle
spider lily

Danielle has several lilies but the spider lily is the most unusual. It has several names: red spider lily, red magic lily, or equinox flower. The long projecting stamens are outside the bloom.

Danielle has several daylilies. Here are two more. The one below was photographed after being sprinkled.

orange daylily
daylily
oriental lily

Danielle has several kinds of lilies. This one is a oriental lily.

This is another kind of lily. It is an Asiatic lily. asac lily
white four o'clock orange four o'clock

Danielle has two colors of four o'clocks in the gardens just behind the house.

orange four o'clock plant

This is the first gladiolus too bloom. Of course it takes several days for the glad bloom to develop completely. These pictures were taken just one day apart.

glad day earlier

zucchini

This bloom is a zucchini. It is quite large (2-1/2 to 3 inches). The blossom is not only pretty but edible. However, it is a little hard to photograph because it is only open little while in the morning.

These pictures were taken May 25 through June 2

These are some gladiolus blossoms in our front garden.

glad2

glad3
Three flowers One day we noticed 3 different lilies in one clump. Left to right they are Asiatic lily, oriental lily, and another Asiatic lily.
This is a asiactic lily like that in the previous picture. ????
rose of Sharon

This is a rose of Sharon on the left. What was unusual about this blossom was that it was the only one on this tree which normally blossoms a couple weeks after the blooms shown in the next slide. The picture below was taken a couple of weeks later after the tree was in full bloom.

rose of Sharon blooms

We have a couple of rose of Sharon trees just outside our home in the back yard. The pink tree blossoms before the lavender one.

pink rose of Sharon
morning glory These are the first two morning glories blossoms I have seen this year. Danielle probably has seen some more.
purple morning glory

Humming birds and moths as well as bees love this plant. Danielle was told that it was a bee balm but my phone app Seek identified it as an anise hyssop. It is a kind of mint.

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larkspur

Danielle had to use her phone app to identify this plant. It is a larkspur, a close relative of delphiniums.

This plant has an unusual feature to its blooms. It is a cactus dahlia so named because of the "splines" on the ends of the petals.

cactusDahlia1

cactusDahlia2
spring spider lily

This spring spider lily is another of Danielle's many lilies, It came in a box of a couple of unknown bulbs that she bought for $1.99 at the store. She had to use her phone app to identify it after it bloomed.

This is a Madagascar periwinkle also known as a vinca. This blossom appeared just a few minutes after Danielle sprinkled the plant and the picture was taken in the next hour.

periwinkle
zinca

This is the first bloom of a zinnia this year.

These gardenia blossoms are on a large bush in our back yard. We believe that a pair of cardinals make their home in the bush.

gardenia bush
gardenia
zinca

This is our first cantaloupe bloom. We were both surprised about how small it is - only about 5/8 inch in diameter.

Some more pictures were taken June 6 through June 13

These wild dawn flower blossoms were first noticed at about 11 A.M. while cutting the grass near the back of our yard. At about 1 P.M,. I went out to take their picture and the blossoms were gone. So I checked again the next day and they were back and I got this picture. My phone app said they were "dawn flowers", which seems to be a very appropriate name. The blossoms are about an inch in diameter. These flowers were in a small patch and looked somewhat like a ground cover.

Google implies that the only dawn flowers are blue morning glories. Clearly there are more kinds. I was glad to have found them. Danielle says she saw them last year.

gardenia
Berkeley's polypore

My phone app identified this as Berkeley's Polypore, a fungi so is not really a blossom although it is sometimes called a stump blossom. It lays flat on the ground in the front yard and roughly a foot long in size. Google says it is edible when young.

These are balloon flowers. They can also be blue/violet or reddish/pink.

daylily
Amaranth

This is a amaranth which is sometimes called love lies bleeding.

Some more gladiolus are blossoming. The one on the right is in our tomato garden and appears in another picture of the tomato garden. The two below are in the bin with our raspberries that were planted just this year and are still quite small leaving lots of room for the glads.

 red glad      pink glad

gladiolus
white larkspur

This larkspur is a very pale pink.

Earlier there was a picture of a tomato blossom. We are getting a bumper crop from these plants.

In the middle of the tomatoes there is a gladiolus that Danielle planted in the tomato patch while the tomatoes plants were very small. There are some onions in the foreground.

tomatoes
anthyrium

This is a anthyrium that I gave Danielle for Valentine's last year. It is an indoor plant. It had about three red blossoms at the time, but until this June, but it never had another really vibrant red one like this one.

In an earlier picture, it was pointed out that bees love anise hyssop. That was from past years experience because at that time we had not seen any bees since the hard freeze last April. We have finally seen some bees on these flowers.

Bees1 Bees2

Bee on AniseHyssop

The following pictures were taken June 16 through June 24

red rose

This is another red rose in our back yard.

This is river lily.

river lily
blue balloon flower

These are blue balloon flowers. I think that they are prettier than the white ones shown earlier or the ones in the background of the picture below.

blue balloon flowers

Danielle planted several different colors of celosia near her fake pond. These blooms are roughly 3 to 4 inches high.

celosia    

celosia 2     celosia
bee in anise hyssop Flowers attract various kinds of pollinators. Anise hyssop attracts lots of bees. Earlier in the summer, we didn't see many bees but lately we have seen a lot. Some are smaller. We are thinking that the hard freeze killed most of the bees that had been pollinating the blueberry bush and the smaller bees were just young ones. In the left hand picture a different kind of bee (or possibly a hornet) that can be seen if you look closely at the bottom of the blossom. The moth is on lantanas is much more obvious. Humming birds really like our honeysuckle but unfortunately they move around very quickly and I have been unable to get a picture of them.

moth

Our phone app identifies these as hairy oyster mushrooms. As can be seen in the left hand picture they are growing out of stump. The right hand picture show some apparently young mushrooms. They are edible but normally tough so it might be best to grind them up.

hairy oyster mushroom 1

hairy oyster mushroom 1 hairy oyster mushroom 3

This crocosmia is growing in the garden right out of front door.

crocosmia

crocosmia bloom
bee balm    

This bee balm is growing in garden right in front of the house.

bee balm flowers

These pictures were taken June 30 to July 12

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humming bird We regularly see humming birds enjoying the honeysuckle and other of Danielle's plants but taking pictures of them is difficult. Unlike bees which stay in a small area several minutes harassing nector, humming birds typically stay in the same area for only a few seconds. This means that I normally don't have time to turn my camera on and get it focused before they are gone. However, one occasion I was able to get these pictures. For some reason, the bird actually perched in stead of eating while in flight.

small humming bird
Our hydrangea bush suffered major freeze damage this spring. This is the only blossom that we have this summer. hydrangea
mandevilla As mentioned in a picture of a white mandevilla most of Danielle's mandevillas were killed by a severe freeze. But this pink mandevilla came up from roots and we are getting a couple of blossoms mid July.
A bug enjoys resting on a zinnia. zinniz
marigold A bee, wasp, or hornet enjoys the necture of a yellow and red marigold.
Danielle cut these lilies because they were knocked over in the rain. Unfortunately, I didn't a picture taken until the bloom started to die. lily

The following pictures were taken July 19. There are still plenty of flowers that have been shown above. These are some new ones not pictured previously.

This crepe myrtle tree is in our front yard. The light colored bloom shown below is on a new branch near the ground.

light crepe myrtle
crype myrtle
lily One of the joys having so many flowers in our yard is seeing many pollinators including these butterflies. The one of the left is a gulf fritillary on a marigold plant. It is pretty commom in the south. The butterfly below is a swallowtail that is on a Rose of Sharon bush.

black butterfly
The bloosom on this moon flower measures about 5-1/2 inches in diameter. It gets its name because the bloom is normally only seen at night. But this bloom existed at about 7:30 P.M on a rainy day. It was slightly damaged by the rain. Danielle planted the seeds for this plant after seeing them at a friend's home the previous August. moon flower

These pictures were taken August 31 - September 2

mushroom mushroom2
In late August, we had a lot of mushrooms pop up.
mushroom3

Our magnolia tree has started blooming. The bloom is shown a couple of days after the bloosom shown below.

magnolia
magnolia bloom

Index

Each "__" can be clicked on to locate an instance of the flower.

amaranth__
anthyrium__
anise hyssop__ __ __
amaryllis__
armerica__
Asiatic lily__ __ __
azalea__ __ __ __ __ __
balloon flower__ __
bean__
bee balm__
Berkeley's polypore__
broad leaf palm-lily__
blueberry__
butterfly__
broad leaf palm-lily__
camellia__ __
cantaloupe__
cactus__
cactus dahlia__
Carolina jasmine__
celosia__
columbine__
crab apple__
crocosmia__
crepe myrtle__
daffodil__
daisy__
dandelion__
dawn flower__
daylily__ __
dipladenia__ __
four o'clock__
gardenia__
gladiolus__ __ __ __
hairy oyster mushroom__
harlequin__
hibiscus__ __
honeysuckle__ __ __
hyacinth__  __
hydrangea__
lantana__  __
larkspur__  __
love lies bleeding__
mandevilla__ __ __
magnolia__
marigold__ __
morning glory__
moon flower__
mushroom__ __
oriental lily__ __
pansy__
peach__
pepper__
periwinkle__ __
pink rain lily__
river lily__
pink rain lily__
rose__ __
rose of Sharon__ __ __
senetti__
shamrock__
snap dragon__ __ __
stained glass__
spider lily__
spiderwort__
spring spider lily__
strawberry__
stump blossom__
sword lily__
tomato__ __
tulip__ __
vinca__ __
zinnia__ __
violet__
zucchini__

Last update September 2, 2022

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