Monday, May 24, 2010

May Day in our Garden



Greetings everyone! Today is Victoria Day and we have a long weekend holiday. I was asked by another gardening blogger the name of a buddleia plant in our garden, it is an unusual buddleia that has orange globe-shaped flowers rather than the usual cone-shaped panicles. It is a hardy plant and the bees love it. I took a few photos yesterday and would like to share them with you. There is quite a lot of information on the Internet about the orange globe buddleia, or buddleia globosa. It is an attractive bush and adds much charm to the garden.

I was playing around with a virtual art program and distorted some of my photos - I had fun playing around with this art program. I will include a few of my own 'virtual art' watercolours (at the bottom of this posting) for Mosaic Monday at the dear Little Red House. Thank you for hosting many wonderful blogs and very talented folks.

Thank you for viewing my photos and happy Victoria Day. Michelle














8 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Lovely photos of the flowers. I your weekend was a great one!

Crafty Gardener said...

Great shot of the bees on the buddleia. Your virtual art turned out really good.

Stephanie said...

Lovely photos, Michelle! I absolutely love your new banner at top, so bright and cheerful.

Heather said...

Oh, I like your new header too Michelle!

32˙North said...

Hi Michelle,

I agree with Heather - your header is outstanding! And great flower photographs - I'll be back!

Amanda

joey said...

Fun post and love your vivid header! Hope your Victoria Day and weekend were lovely ... we are off for a long weekend to enjoy Memorial Day.

Carol said...

I love Sweet Rocket too and you have a stunning show here. Beautiful photos! I have never seen this Buddleia before... I will have to seek it out! Love the color... speaking of color... wonderful play with your photos! So glad to have connected and I will be sure to add your beautiful journal to my blog list too! Thank you for the lovely comment.

Sheila said...

HI Michelle - I love the yellow colour of the buddleia and will have to try to find it. Thanks for identifying it. Your virtual paintings are beautiful! Recently I somehow discovered you live on the Saanich Penninsula. I have two sisters who live there too...

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