The Refresh series for 2021 ends here, but it may be back next year!
To learn more about these magnificent blooms, visit our post on Peonies. Photos taken in 2021
To learn more about these fragrant flowers, visit our post on Lavender. Photos taken in 2021
With soft, fuzzy leaves and antibacterial properties, Stachys byzantina can be used as a natural bandage.
A popular foliage plant, Jacobaea maritima has stunning silver leaves.
To learn more about these vibrant flowering shrubs, visit our post on Roses. Photos taken in 2021
To learn more about these elegant pastel flowers, visit our post on Roses. Photos taken in 2021
To learn more about these delicate butterfly-shaped flowers, visit our post on Lindheimer's Beeblossom. Photos taken in 2021
Silybum marianum may look spiky and intimidating, but it has many health benefits!
To learn more about this wildfire-resistant flower, visit our post on the Fortnight Lily. Photos taken in 2021
A hardy perennial, Centranthus ruber is sometimes known as Jupiter's beard.
To learn more about these sacred aquatic flowers, visit our post on Lotuses. Photos taken in 2021
Dubbed "medieval aspirin," Tanacetum parthenium has been used to treat headaches and fever for centuries.
To learn more about these beautiful blue flowers, visit our post on Common Agapanthus. Photos taken in 2021
Symbolizing immortality, Acanthus mollis is often known more for its impressive leaves rather than its flowers!
Refresh is a new photo series, where we post updates of plants that we previously blogged about.
Amaryllis belladonna's showy blooms rise above the ground on a bare and upright stem.
Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus has edible buds and tubers and a sweet citrus fragrance.
With vibrant yellow flowers, plants of the genus Helianthus have a world record and a famous painting dedicated to them.
The sweetly-scented flowers of the genus Rosa are famous worldwide for their association with love and beauty.
Begonia cucullata's red flowers and waxy green leaves flourish in warm climates.
Crocosmia's flowers bloom in fiery red. Their stems arch, and their sword-like leaves stand upright.
With a sweet fragrance, Lavandula can even be used to flavor ice cream!
With a special way of spreading its seeds, Dicentra formosa can be seen throughout the North American west coast.
This strong tasting herb, Foeniculum vulgare, is easy to recognize and can even grow taller than a person.
Imperial palaces, Memorial Day, courage and honor -- these are just a few things Paeonia's gorgeous flowers bring to mind.
Known for its fishy taste, Houttuynia cordata has distinct heart-shaped leaves.
A sky blue flower, Myosotis is also a symbol of "eternal remembrance."
With purple pollen, Agapanthus praecox resembles a giant dandelion seed head.
The Golden State's state flower, Eschscholzia californica, blooms in gold.
The gorgeous freckled blooms of the genus Alstroemeria are unfortunately poisonous to cats.
Named after the Father of Texas Botany, Oenothera lindheimeri look like butterflies about to take flight.
Use Erigeron karvinskianus to create a daisy wall or to carpet your stone steps!
Oenothera speciosa spreads like fire, adding splashes of pink to the North American grasslands.
Sacred in many cultures, flowers of the genus Nelumbo have water-repellant leaves and edible seeds.
One of the first flowers to bloom in the spring, Primula vulgaris can add flavor to your salad!
Dietes bicolor, a member of the iris family, can apparently glow in the dark.
Find the fire-resistant flower, Erigeron glaucus, by the ocean, nodding in the breeze.
Different species of Aquilegia often cross-pollinate when planted near each other.
Shaped like a dragon's snout, Antirrhinum majus's flowers can open their jaws like snapping turtles!
This vivid, pink flower, Oxalis articulata, hides an edible surprise -- a burst of sour oxalic acid.
Lobularia maritima can be found hanging off the cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Resembling flaming spearheads, these striking flowers -- Kniphofia uvaria -- are unfortunately becoming an invasive species.
Zantedeschia aethiopica, known commonly as calla lily or arum lily, introduced us to the world of flowers around us.