Here's a close look at some bees busy on some pink flowers. Or perhaps it's the same bee who's extra busy on a number of flowers. Assuming the flower is as tasty to the bee as the sumptuous pink colour looks, it's no wonder the bees were crawling all over with delight.
A sample of some of the most beautiful roses in a natural setting that you'll ever see. Courtesy of the Stanley Park Rose Garden and a summer day. These are a Grandiflora variety of rose - tall growing and sturdy. Grand indeed!
Here's an interesting plant that looks rather vicious and painful if you were to reach out and grab it. The spiders don't seem to mind it though given the webbing covering parts of it. The spikes probably serve to trap lots of little critters for spider snacks.
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.
Gazania flowers open and close with the daylight and are a drought-resistant flower. After a light morning sprinkle and before the heat of the day evaporated them, water droplets settled on Gazania petals in the back garden.
However you call this flower, whether it be Spoon Daisy or Pink Whirl, it's a visually interesting member of the Osteospermum family. I had to do some searching online of "daisy with curled petals" in order to identify what it is!
I didn't see a label for this plant in the Bloedel Conservatory, but it's some sort of tropical that thrives in a humid environment (if anybody knows the variety then please let me know). Normally in Vancouver lush natural surroundings aren't for want, but the dead yellow grass everywhere illustrates that this summer has been dry as a bone.