6 New Floral Faces

Spring brings new blooms each week. I wish I could take credit for the planning, but the previous gardener did most of the work!

Small white flowers Photo: R. Cuningham

We’ll start with the smallest flowers. Anyone know the name of these bulb flowers with tiny blooms? I looked it up, it is called Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum).

Common milkweed Photo: R. Cuningham

We’re preparing for butterfly season, with a dozen plants that are the Monarch’s favorite site to lay its eggs.

Columbine flower Photo: R. Cuningham

Pollinators love these fairy hat shaped flowers. Eagle likes the nectar.

Canadian anemone Photo: R. Cuningham

These pretty anemone are hardy perennials. They boldly expand to all available terrain.

Strawberries Photo: R. Cuningham

The race is on. Who’ll eat the strawberries this year? Creature with a beak, a paw, or gardening gloves?

Purple Iris Photo: R. Cuningham

I love the color of this iris. I’ve pulled out the Canadian anemone around them so they can bloom.

Thanks for strolling through the garden with me. The peonies look promising for next week…

¡Olé! –Rebecca

This post is part Cee’s Flower of the Day.


Rebecca Cuningham

53 thoughts on “6 New Floral Faces

      1. Books are great, but allow me to recommend a great app for identification: iNaturalist. I wasn’t much in favour but it works fine…
        The strawberries grew back up, and were eaten again… Grrr.

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  1. I absolutely love the symmetry of flowers and plants: its geometric perfection offers a fascinating, almost hypnotic view into the wonders of nature. Glad your garden is coming along well!

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      1. 1: lychee, 2 kiwi, 3 custard apple, 4 mango, 5 green apple.
        We have Sapodilla and guava at home, but I won’t say those are my favourites, cause I only home grown and never tried from the market. 😀
        What variety of mangoes do you like??
        In india, right now mango is ruling the market. We have basically 8-10 popular varieties in the market.


      2. Wow, your favorite is one I’ve never tried or seen! I am woefully ignorant as to varieties of mangoes. Our stores have two kinds, sometimes… In the Midwestern US we grow cherries, cranberries, strawberries, blueberries, and the occasional pear. Our kiwis, mangoes, and guavas come from California or Mexico.


      3. Lychee, strawberry, apple come from north india.
        I would definitely appreciate any info, I can get about growing strawberry.
        I’ve never tried cranberry, blueberry etc
        Pear is available here, and custard apple is local fruit. I think you might be able to get Indian mangoes, as a lot of is exported to usa. 🙂


      1. My gran would crochet these slipper/booties for everyone and one year she made these elf-like ones with the swirl on the toes..
        (most) Grandmothers are awesome. 🥰

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