Saturday, June 25, 2011

More Flowers Coming into Bloom

Here are just a few more pictures of plants that have just begun flowering in the last day or two:

A yellow selection of orange milkweed or butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa); the milkweeds are among my favorite native plants - they have gorgeous, exotic-looking flowers in a range of colors, come in different sizes, are all-around tough and vigorous, and serve as food for wildlife as glamorous as the caterpillars of the gorgeous monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus)

An Acanthus - I am not sure which species, though that does not really matter since this is another genus of which I would happily cultivate every species

Pineapple cactus (Coryphantha sulcata) - the flower should open wider once the sun comes out

I hope you like these... As always, more to come soon!

1 comment:

  1. The yellows look refreshing. Lovely assortment of plants on display! Hv a great wkend.


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