Super trailing petunias, or Supertunias, are a fountain of colour throughout the summer. Here's a bright eyeful of a pink version. For you non-green thumbs out there these are low maintenance and easy to grow.
It's always a challenge to keep fresh roses for an extended period. I've heard of adding a penny to the vase water, or mixing in a crushed Tylenol tablet in order to help preserve flowers. Barring these suggested solutions, I find that a photograph is the best way to keep flowers fresh for a looong time.
What a weird word to look at - "fuchsia". That's what this is though. And it's absolute perfection. If there was a contest for being perfect, Ms. Gerbera here would be a fan favourite. It hasn't even a single bent petal or bit of an askew tilt anywhere. Ridiculous how amazing nature can be.
Whoever's been doing their rain dance needs to stop because it's been raining in the Lower Mainland for I've lost count now how many days on end (or so it seems...). Flowers like these Gerbera Daisies need some serious sun. I'm not a big proponent of artificial things, but a 'hip, hip, hooray' for greenhouses and artificial light.
... or at least I think this is a daisy. There were so many flowers to choose from at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens. Most of them labeled, but I couldn't keep them all straight.