Saturday, March 19, 2011
Macro Flower Saturday - Gaillardia "Fanfare"
I've been watching this Gaillardia "Fanfare" (Blanket flower) for a week or so, since I first noticed the buds. I was thrilled when I got home from work last night and saw the first bloom fully open. And I was surprised at the size of the bloom. It's almost 3 inches across in the photo above!
There are several of them along the border in the front garden and they're all starting to bloom.
Also, the bluebonnet that I showed you last week, and lamented that I didn't see any flower buds on it, is now putting out flower spikes.
I'm entering this post in Macro Flower Saturday, hosted by Maia because I feel the first photo fits that meme. Visit this link, or the button in the side bar, to see more great macro flower photos
Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.