…of meteorological Winter, there is still a rainbow of colors to be found in Nature!
Late Autumn Rose
Late Autumn Leaves
…near the Lake Michigan shore. The only building at this location which may have had a garden was a small lighthouse, which was demolished many decades ago.
Closed Morning Glory, Sweet Alyssum and Fallen Leaves
The Sweet Alyssum is a bit old-fashioned, as the same plant contains both purple and white flowers.
…in a street planter, these beautiful Pentas were just begging to be photographed.
Pentas is a genus of the Rubiaceae family of flowering plants. Pentas lanceolata is a particularly popular species. The plants have dark green, lance-shaped, somewhat furry and deeply veined leaves providing a backdrop for prolific clusters of never-ending, five-petaled flowers. These may be red, white, lavender, purple, or shades of pink. Some are two-toned. Pentas are attractive to butterflies, and hummingbirds. They are used in pots, baskets, and borders, where they can withstand full sunlight and need little to no care, growing even in locations that are dry and hot.
Here is another, with its equally gorgeous friend, the Caladium!
Pink Pentas and Caladium