The frequent visits to garden centers has begun.
I was able to hit two, that are fairly close to each other, the other afternoon.
Each garden center has it's own strength, no one has it all.
Some I favor for price or proximity, other for variety and quality, and there is one that I like that has cheap and unusual pots. Some garden centers have great perennial selections whereas others may have better annual selections. You know what I'm talking about. You can't get all of your shopping done at one garden center.
Stonegate Garden is a place you go to for quality and eye candy, not for bargains.
It was here that I found this stunning Pasque flower.
I was completely taken by its beauty. Floored. Couldn't stop looking at it.
The contrast between the sweet, soft, so innocent fuzzy, and the powerful, conniving, pink-maroon petals that seductively pulls you in, is something that just grabbed me.
Although this Daisy didn't evoke quite the same heart throbbing sensation, it still hit the spot for me. I am a big fan of flowers that transition in color from young to mature. Above picture shows all the phases. The flower starts out in a beautiful yellowish-green, then pale pink grows in with the petals and it finishes off in a darker pink.
And, lastly, another Daisy that rocks my boat, slightly different than the one above. The delicate yellow and green center, surrounded by the pale pink petals with a hint of white at the tips, is delicious.
The weather is supposed to be warm and sunny this weekend.
Gardening is on my list along with a few more visits to the local garden centers.