All of the following photos were taken by Buddy Harper.
This is a clematis that our landscape architect neighbor gave us. It was unbelievably finicky when we tried to transplant it. I think it took 3 tries before it didn't die within the first 12 hours. And then it was touch and go. Apparently now it has decided that it likes us and is growing all over the place. The flowers are unbelievable. There are about a million buds on the vines right now...the next few weeks are going to be amazing!
The globe azalea. The color is breathtaking. I can't even begin to fathom how old this plant is.
We call this the rooster plant because the foliage looks like a rooster tail. The flowers look like orchids and only last one day. Beautiful and fleeting.