Saturday, April 6, 2013

TODAY'S FLOWERS #242 - April 6th, 2013

The link to Today's Flowers is open.  We start a new link each Saturday morning at 12.15 a.m. Eastern Time (US).  This is so that our overseas friends can share earlier if they wish.  To see beautiful blooms from around the world you can click here.

My flowers today come from Brookside Gardens last Saturday.  I decided to share all the spring blooms at once.  

I have never seen this particular type of ornamental cabbage before and on doing a little research, the closed name I could come up with was a Peacock Ornamental Cabbage.  Added note: Sara at "Sara's Fave Photos Blog" identified it as either a Dusty Miller or an ornamental kale.  Thanks Sara!   

Thanks to Carver at "Carver's Sight or is that Site?", I identified this as Japonica pieris.  She has one that looks identical in her post here.   Thanks Carver!   Another added note: Sara (see writing at the top of the above picture) said this was an Adromeda or Pieris, and that they are 'nice and fragrant.  Lan in and smell them.  You will be pleasantly surprised."  Thanks again Sara.  

(A message that will be repeated every week.)

I wish to show my appreciation for all the participants in the previous week's Today's Flowers Meme, by sharing their links here.  I always try hard not to make any mistakes but please let me know if there are any, the same if I have missed anyone.  I do make the occasional mistake and I have already been made aware of one or two.  Believe me, I appreciate it as I like to get things correct.  The links are in the order they were received on the home page.  Consequently, this list won't be alphabetical.  Clicking on the names will take you to their blogs.

With my thanks to last week's participants who were:

Xavi at Jardins-Parcs-Paisatges-Muntanyes-Ciutats

Squirrel Queen at The Road To Here

Rajesh at Why Click?

Tina's PicStory

Lina at Women's Perspectives

Elin at I hagen ved skauen

Luna Miranda at Live in the Moment

Gisela at Guildwood Gardens

Kerri at A Little Piece of Me

Liz at Mommy's Little Corner

The Modern Mom

Carver at Carver's Sight or is that Site?


Pupo at Ipsis Flowers

From Joensuu, Finland

Luna Miranda from Miranda

Sara at Love That Image

Judy at Lilac Gate

Miriam Luiza at Abrindo a Coracao

 Deep Canyon

Cheryl Ann at desertsouthwest

Sandy's Writing in Faith

Jama at Sweet Memories

Bettyl at Photographing New Zealand

Doug at 2013 Doug Photo Blog

BirgittaB - Welcome to my world of photography

January at Life's Concealed Details

Marie at A Colorful World

Foto Gunsside

Blue Shell

Antara from A Mom's Diary

Gillena Cox from Lunch Break

Vid Vattern Strand

Sandy at Kezzela2

Valerie at Travels Here and Abroad



Today's Flowers was created by our good friend Luiz Santilli, Jr.

TF teamPupo - Sandy Carlson - Denise

If anyone would like to be a guest and share photos on our home page, details can be found at the top of Today's Flowers web site, which you will find here.


I am also linking up with Tina's Weekend Flowers which you can find here.



  1. It looks like spring has sprung in your part of the country, those are all gorgeous blooms. The rain has dampened our blooms the last few days.

  2. Gorgeous! Have a great weekend! :)

  3. You fed my soul!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° > <3

  4. Do you know what the second photo down is? I saw this plant the other day and really liked it but I have no idea what it is called.

    Lovely photos. Have a good weekend Diane

  5. I so enjoyed seeing these flowers, Denise. It reminds me of being back in the Midwest. Gorgeous!

  6. Megathanks. These are beautiful and a reminder of why I am currently weeding my heart out at the moment as we plant spring bulbs.

  7. i love your spring blooms! the flowers in the first photo is something i haven't seen before...they look unusual. do you know the name?

  8. Beautiful, and cheerful too. I need a bit of cheer, we haven't even got blossoms on trees yet.

  9. A fabulous show of colour Denise.

  10. Such a delightful array of beautiful flowers.

  11. Oh my gosh Denise, I feel as if I was touring the Gardens with you...what wonderful pictures. And how I would love to see them 'in person." I miss Spring flowers and am so happy you shared these.

  12. Finally spring is here!!
    Its flowers are beautiful.

  13. All the photos and flowers are very pretty. Although I favor the first one and wonder what the name of it is.

  14. Lovely to see spring pictures, I still have snow in my garden. The blooming tree is gorgeous.

  15. Denise, what an exquisite group, one more beautiful than the last. It's pouring out right now so it's especially nice to see visions of a lovely and dry outdoors. Love the depth of field on those macros, and the light!

  16. The first photo looks like Dusty Miller but I think it is an ornamental kale. But the second one I know for sure. It is Andromeda or Pieris and the little white bell flowers are actually nice and fragrant. Lean in and smell them. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

  17. Thanks for sharing those beauties. Love them all.

  18. what a lovely serie of weekend flowers :) thanx for sharing with us!

  19. Thanks everyone, I have enjoyed reading all your comments as always.

  20. Thank goodness I thought spring would never arrive.