On May 22nd I posted about this child's board book of flowers that I recently got. I love all the colorful illustrations so thought it would be fun to find real flowers to match.
Flower Number 1
Flower number 2:
I deadheaded my daisies and a few days later found two tiny little surprise blooms.
Flower number 3:
Buds and blooms on my balcony.
It's amazing how these two blooms are on the same plant and yet look so different.
Flower number 4:
Last year I had a red hibiscus that succumbed to the summer heat, so this winter we bought another one, in a different color.
It had an aphid problem several weeks ago but that's under control now. One beautiful flower opened up this morning and many more buds are just waiting to bloom.
And finally, flower number 5:
I don't think there's anything on this planet that more trumpets life than the sunflower. For me that's because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that's such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life.