Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Springing Forward

It's the first week of Spring, and the season has not been shy in its arrival. Just last week the Lenkin Gardens were still sleeping through a chilly and damp winter, with mainly the narcissus awakening early. But with a sudden heat wave with temps in the 80s, the gardens have burst into amazing floral scents, colors, and textures.

We've been really busy with the projects here at the studio, but it's hard to resist taking a break to shoot some beautiful blooms here.

Vibrant blue Scilla
Scilla peruviana beginning to bloom

Spring time peach tree explosion
Double white flowering peach tree, Prunus persica 'Icicle' has exploded with beautiful flowers.

Bountiful blooms of Clivia

Close up of Clivia
Beautiful bright orange blooms from Clivia miniata

New growth
Aeonium tabuliforme 's new growth

Aeonium's new growth
Just in case you missed it from the left side, here's a right side shot

Flora and Jasmine
Words can't even describe how beautiful Flora is and how amazing all of the Jasminum polyanthum smells!

Busy Black Bumble Bee
Can you spot the busy bee?

Wisteria in Arcadia
We found him in Arcadia where all of the Wisteria sinensis 'Cooke's Special' is blooming.

Americana springtinius
Saving the best for last, Americana springtinius (Amy) showing her happy spring time cheer.

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