Category: Flowers


Ever since visiting the lavender farm, I’ve become a lavender-aholic!  I bought a couple of plants for my garden, but am not feeling very successful so far.  One died and the other isn’t looking so great.  The leaves are turning brown at the bottom of the plant.  Too much water, not enough water, too much sun, not enough sun, poor soil?  Who knows!  Here’s a photo of one of the plants just before the flowers opened.  (Shot with the Lensbaby Velvet 56)  All lavender growing tips welcome!


I am a huge fan of contrasting textures in photography.  For example, this old weathered barn with the chipped and faded paint vs. the soft delicate orange lilies that are growing beside it.  I see so many of these orange flowers as I’m driving around the countryside in the summer.  I’m told that some grow wild and those are called Tiger Lilies or Ditch Lilies.  The ones that we buy at the garden center are typically Daylilies.  Daylilies bloom for just a day and are pretty much carefree in the garden. I was happy to have these orange lilies add a punch of color to this distressed barn.


Always remember to take a moment to stop and smell the flowers along the way ……
(Hershey Gardens, 2015)


When I look at this image, I can smell the wonderfully fragrant lavender plants that filled the farm.  Imagine opening your windows on a summer morning and welcoming in that wonderful scent!  I’ve added 3 lavender plants to my garden and…with any luck…maybe I can do exactly that!


This little girl and her dad were admiring the lavender at the farm.  If you look really closely, you can see that she has a bunch of flowers in her hand. This is just one of those places that you never want to leave because the scenery and the fragrance are so beautiful!