Friday, April 26, 2013

Paint The Town Red

Walking through my garden daily now, checking to see what's coming up.
I've noticed that many of my spring shoots are red.

Above and below are Bleeding Hearts
they are about six inches high right now.

Here's one just on its way out of the ground.

I think this silly shoot finds it too cold
and is heading back inside last year's stem.

This is a tulip plant, the flower will be white,
still, love the red tips.

This is a lilium
coming up so beautifully.

Another lilium, not so lucky,
already eaten and it's barely out of the ground.

Funny, the Red Lily Leaf Beetle that's eating it
- is also red.

Here's another tulip
with such bright red tips
I can spot them from across the garden.

A clematis leaf bud

A hosta leaf

And finally,
a leaf so red
it's hard to believe
in no time it will be a deep dark green.

A peony bush!

This one is feeling shy

But there is no hiding
this kind of 
Paint-the-town red!


  1. I cant help but be amazed year after year as these absolutely beautiful plants return, having survived 6 feet of snow and temperatures as low as -35.
    And your shots are perfect! So soft good. Excellent technique.
    And your narration right to the point as always and always entertaining.
    I love your posts, next, I think I'll go park next to your cats and watch the garden grow on "Cat TV" too.

  2. Its comical to find the young shoot infiltrating the old stem. Its against the law of nature since shoots are supposed to be growing towards the light.

  3. Great close-ups to show the "budding spring". Wish you a good week-end :)

  4. j'aime bien la 4éme photo et l'avant-dernière

  5. Your close ups are amazing Rosemary and your humoristic comments always make me smile. I recognize many of the sprouting plants from my own garden and I can see that you have had the visit from some leaf beetles I hate them !! Wish you a nice weekend.

  6. I love your red shoots, and I am so delighted for you that spring is on its way. Nature is wonderful - the way winter treats the plants so harshly and then they bounce back again full of energy and vigour.

  7. Great photos of the emerging plants and flowers.
    Lovely spring!
    Have a great weekend.
    Regards, Irma

  8. What promise of things to come in those photos! x

  9. It is always so exciting to see the blushing red tips and shoots come up in spring. Nice!

  10. Simply beautiful captures...lovely!

  11. So much red! I hadn't thought how much there's red color outdoors right now in spring time..lovely pictures, Rosemary!

  12. Beauty photo! I really enjoyed the flowers models.
    Your space is captivating and beautiful. hug

  13. Gorgeous Rosemary!
    Great captures of the beginning of live... ;))
    Warm greetings from Holland,

  14. Why are so many new shoots red, i wonder ! Lovely close ups, Rosemary.

  15. Beautiful! We don't get these here, so they're fascinating -- quite otherwordly when seen so close up :)

  16. Ahh, what a lovely sight Rosemary. Something nice to look out from your window. So glad that flowers are singing in your garden once again. Love them all and it is strange though to see them all in red. But still, it is a beautiful panorama :)

  17. oh wow it really does look like you're going to have a completely red garden! i love when everything is still in its shy-bud-stage, and then next thing you know the whole place is blooming and alive. it seems to happen in a blink of an eye, too! my favorite one is the Bleeding Hearts flower, because I think that name is so romantic :)

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  18. What lush photos of new growth! Spring is wonderful!

  19. Excelentes macros de belas flores....

  20. WOW!
    That is a lot of red in your garden!
    I want to see the Red Lily Leaf Beetle, where'zit-where'zit??? LOL!
    Quite a lot of energy is seeping from this post and with this lousy weather we are having again, it sooooo welcome! ;-)
    Cheers Rosemary, keep well!

  21. Rosemary, awesome pictures!
    I imagine how you took them - the bleeding heart sprouts are very low, near the ground. You reminded me the peony sprouts, today I almost stepped on their red little leaves.
    I'm glad the spring is in your garden!

  22. After waiting so long to sprout, the red feels like a celebration. Mother Nature- party planner. :o)

  23. Rosemary, what glorious Spring photos!

  24. Beautiful close up shots of emerging plants. Too bad about that lily, maybe it will recover!

  25. Beautiful red flower, photos from 'Rose'mary.

  26. Rosemary these pics definitely put me in a spring mood!!

  27. Fotos lindas que certamente são como o seu jardim, parabéns pelos belos registos.


  28. Sporo masz w ogrodzie czerwonych roślinek i zielonych z dodatkiem czerwieni. Bardzo miły post i śliczne zdjecia. Pozdrawiam.
    You have a lot of small plants in the garden of red and green with the addition of red. Very nice post and beautiful pictures. Yours.

  29. Great pictures.
    I am delighted with them!!
    Fantastic macro.

  30. What a beautiful macros you have posted here Rosemary. garden you have there will really look great with all this new leaf :-)


Thank you so much for your kind words :)


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