Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Looking a Little More Closely

I'm making a new flower garden with native, and not, flowering plants.  Getting down to the ground gets you to notice the little things you've been overlooking, and creatures you may not have known existed.  They can be fascinating.


These are a wild growing lily of the valley.  They grow all over and have a pretty perfumy scent that smells almost sickeningly sweet up close.


A close up of the flower.


Star moss blooming.  These flowers at the top of the moss contain the male gametes for reproducing.


When digging I found this Red Velvet Mite.  They live in the soil.  This one is about as big as my pinky fingernail.    


A spider whose web was between two flowers. 









A close up of a bluet. 


That mystery tulip