Tuesday, March 24, 2015

More Blooms, A Little Cute, and a Question



A border of tulips and bellis daisies is a cheerful sight on a grey day. 
Sometimes the blogging motivation wanes. This is one of those times. So I'm sharing more photos of Butchart Gardens with you from last week's visit. 
 

More pink cloud trees. The placement of these trees is so artfully done - every vista has one or two or a host of them. My garden planning is more hit and miss. Mine is definitely at its best in summer when everything is lush and full and I admire gardeners who can add interest at every season. 
 

A perfectly lovely camellia - such glossy leaves!
 

Here's the question - does anyone know what kind of plant this is? It was in the indoor garden alongside orchids and other exotic plants. The petals are very sharp and poky as my young companion discovered.
 

One of my favorite views in the garden. I love the curve of the stepping stones and the glimpse of the red bridge in the distance and in the reflection. All the shades of green are restful. A pathway of possibility.
 

Here's the cute - Mister F giving Nana a look that says, "I don't think I'm allowed to be here behind the ficus tree, but I'm not sure. I'll just charm her with my blue eyes."

Spring break is zooming by. Some of my list has been accomplished, other things have fallen by the wayside. That's just the way things go. 

Hope your week is going well.

42 comments:

aimee said...

I was going through your beautiful photos -- especially enjoying the pretty flowers and the stepping stones across the pond (wondering if we could do that at our place) ...then I saw Mr. Cute and a BIG smile appeared on my face! Totally adorable!
Blessings, Aimee

Sara D.B. said...

Wonderful flowers and a very cute Mister F!
Unfortunately I don't know what that exotic plant is, but somebody will surely recognize it; it has a very interesting and distinctive flower.
Thank you for sharing these beautiful images!

cucki said...

Aww so cute little baby
Beautiful place and I love flowers xx

Amy at love made my home said...

What a beautiful place!! It must have been lovely to visit. I don't know what the plant is, although I think that it might be some sort of bromeliad perhaps. Let us know if you can find out as I would be interested to know! xx

Elizabethd said...

http://www.interiorofficeplants.com/http:/www.interiorofficeplants.com/bromeliad-plant/

Definitely one of the amazing Bromeliad plants. What a beauty.

Vee said...

Hi!

Vee said...

Okay, now that I have my foot in the door...so nice to see pretty flowers, your favorite view in the garden, and your favorite grandson who does look a wee bit mischievous in the cutest way possible.

Happy@Home said...

I'm chuckling at Mister F's sweet expression.
The sights at Butchart continue to be beautiful. I love the combination of the roses with the daisies.
I see others have already mentioned the mystery plant being a bromeliad. That was going to be my guess too.
Enjoy the remainder of spring break.

POIROT said...

These pictures make me cheerful. I really love spring time.

Poppy said...

Lorrie, I am smiling a wide, happy smile, thanks to your beautiful photos of all the pretties at Butchart Gardens. What an intriguing mystery flower, (sorry, have no idea what it's called), but it's the bed of red tulips and bellis daisies that stole my heart - SO adorable!

And speaking of adorable, Mr. F has definitely stole his nana's!

Happy Spring in your stunning BC!

Poppy

Jill said...

I've been trying catch up with all you lovely posts and pictures! Those little granddaughters and that little guy are so cute. How wonderful for all of you that you live close! What a treat to see these gardens so often. I don't know the name of the plant but I recognize it from the Lied Jungle area that is in the Henry Doorlyy Zoo near us.

Rettabug said...

What a sweetie pie!! Those eyes...oh my!! You could never get angry at that little angel, no matter how big the mess he makes.

I'm thrilled that I knew the answer to your question regarding the pink flower...it IS a bromeliad ...I used to have several. Killed them by over watering. *sigh*
Love seeing all these gorgeous photos, Lorrie. It gives me hope on a grey, dreary, raining cold day here in Ohio.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Those trees are simply amazing as is that little cutie's expression..adorable.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Those trees are simply amazing as is that little cutie's expression..adorable.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Cute Mr. F is stealing the show here today! What a mischievous look he has!
I think the plant is a bromeliad and the flower is quite lovely...must get out to Butchart Gardens soon, I haven't visited since last Christmas.

Alex said...

Oh, that dear litteboy...adorable...and so clever of him to know it is a ficus tree!! (*giggle*)
That is a stunning garden, reminds me a little of the Japanese Garden at St. Mawgan in Cornwall which I loved.
I agree with Poppy, the tulips with the daisies photo has the edge...so vibrant!
x

Pamela Gordon said...

More Spring beauty....those pink frothy trees and the tulips. And Mr. F is adorable. Thank you. :)

podso said...

Perfect caption for that last photo! So cute! I have no idea about the flower but it is exotic and beautiful!

NanaDiana said...

Gorgeous pictures!!! Just beautiful. And the plant you asked about is a pink bromeliad I believe. They are a beautiful plant. Hope you have a great midweek day-xo Diana

Mrs.Rabe said...

You have gorgeous grandchildren! Those eyes! Charming indeed!

That garden is so beautiful. I too love that pond and the stones and the bridge and reflection. It's all lovely!

Deanna

Julie said...

It is a silver queen bromeliad. I used to grow them - they are very easy even though they look so exotic.

Connie said...

I'm sure that those pretty blue eyes work wonders when he gets into mischief :)
Thank you for sharing your photos with us. The gardens are amazing!

Cristal @ Dapple Design said...

I've always been impressed by the garden planning at Butchart too. I am looking forward to planning a new yard all at once (planning, not planting), but still won't be like that.

carolina g. ticala said...

Beautiful photos dear, i wait for my blog, follow me and i Follow you back, kisses

ellen b. said...

Oh that is a sweet little cute looking out at you! Too funny. That exotic starburst flower is really something!

Dawna Motz said...

Those are beautiful pictures from the gardens! What detail the Creator shares with us!! (Sorry, I do not know what kind of flower it is though) That is one cute little grandbaby behind the ficus tree!! Too sweet! Have a wonderful day Lorrie.

newenglandgardenandthread said...

Oh my, beautiful photos but an even more handsome grandson. What a cutie. :-)

materfamilias said...

Gorgeous photos of a stunning garden, but oh my goodness, that little guy is really cute!

Anneliese said...

It seems to me that flower is some kind of a cactus flower. So beautiful!
And that last photo of your little man is priceless!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh Lorrie it is wonderful to see the Butchart gardens again in Spring.
Your photo of the flowering trees in the gully is spectacular!
Yes I agree with B it's a Bromeliad!
I can't believe how fast little Mr F is growing - it seems like yesterday he was just a babe in arms - very cute!
Shane

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Beautiful garden pic's...as always. Your exotic bloom photo is lovely...though I can't help you with the identity. So how did Little Mister F get to be so grown up?

Jen Vandervoort said...

It's a bromeliad....cute one too. Love the shots of Butchart gardens, oh my gosh are those cherry trees for real?

Madelief said...

Beautiful photo's of Butchart gardens Lori and a very sweet and a little bit naughty one of your grandson :-)

Happy weekend!

Madelief x

Marilyn said...

Oops! Think I lost what I wrote. Love the mischievous look of your little one.
Love, love Butchart Garden and must return soon.

Sheila said...

How darling your grandson is! It's wonderful that you can enjoy Buchart Gardens through the year. The tulips are gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing the Inner Harbour now...

Ida said...

Lovely photos. I'd love to visit these gardens someday.

handmade by amalia said...

What a lovely garden! That top photo of the tulips has my heart. As does little Mister F :-)
Amalia
xo

Cheryl said...

Pretty flowers...but the show stealer is definitely Mr. F!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'd love to visit Butchart Gardens someday! Every time I see photos of it is is so lovely, no matter waht season.

Your little grandson is so adorable! That age is a busy one! :)

Debby Ray said...

Breathtaking images...and that last one...well, it's just precious! :)

Debby Ray said...

Breathtaking images...and that last one...well, it's just precious! :)

Helen Philipps said...

Loved seeing the gorgeous bellis daisies growing among the tulips, such a pretty photo. And such a lovely picture of the adorable Mister F, what a sweet little face!
Helen xox