This beautiful succulent is called Purslane or Portulaca.
It is an annual it works well in pots or planted in a flower bed.
The flowers bloom like crazy as long as the sun is shining but they close up every evening.
This plant is a good bang for the buck for instant, fast-growing color.
This year I had found 100 count gladiola bulbs in a box at Walmart for about $15.00 I bought two boxes.
We built a new bed around one of the oak trees in the backyard and made a gladiola bed.
According to the chart on the box, it was about a month past the date I should plant them. Well, I figured it was worth a try and low and behold they are now blooming.
The price was great but I did get tired of planting 200 bulbs lol. It takes a good size bed for that many flower bulbs. We built it up with a lot of dirt but they are still falling over does anyone have any suggestions? Do gladiolas always fall over because they are top heavy?
They are the most beautiful colors and color combinations of flowers I am truly enjoying them.
Flowers brighten our days and most of all make our yards more beautiful.
You are in charge of what makes you happy and for me, it’s always planting things that bloom.
There is always plenty of dew in the mornings around here.
I love capturing the dew on the rose petals because it always looks like tiny crystals.
The early morning light is my favorite light to shoot in because its a white light.
Have a great weekend everyone.
A few years ago I found a hanging basket of flowers at Lowes called Calibrachoa and I fell in love with them.
They are also known as silver bells and as many articles on the internet say they are like a tiny petunia on steroids. I prefer two colors mixed and the colors really do not matter.
This year I have seen them at several places but the average price is about $12.00 for a gallon pot of them.
They need full sun and water every 3-4 days they will bloom their hearts out for you
I had found the wire baskets and coco liners at Walmart for $10.87 and that was just what the Calibrachoa needed to really stand out.
I have 3 baskets full of these little beauties two of the yellow and red and one of the purple and yellow placed near our pond on the post.
Nature can always put a smile on your face surround yourself with the great outdoors and plenty of things that bloom.
When using a macro lens you have to have steady hands or use a tripod.
I tend to try to take the pictures by hand and lately have had a little less success with this. It might be time for me to drag out the tripod or monopod.
This shot shows off the tiny details of a knockout rose bloom. These roses start blooming in early March and bloom their hearts out all year long. They require very little maintenance and I truly love them.
Even I can find the beauty in a weed and it’s flowers.
I love taking pictures of flowers but especially using my macro lens because it shows all the little details we might not see otherwise.
These are some of my favorite weeds to take pictures of. They are called ” Daisy Fleabane” but the flowers are truly amazing when you look at them up close.
Here are some of our crepe myrtles.
We only have one purple one and one red one we have numerous of the pink fushia ones and one white one.
I really do not know how many we have but I think it is around 10 -12 of them. Some are big as a tree because they are much older.
I love crepe myrtle time.