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
Refresh: Crimson Bottlebrush
To learn more about these vivid bee-attracting flowers, visit our post on Crimson Bottlebrush. Photos taken in 2021
A popular foliage plant, Jacobaea maritima has stunning silver leaves.
Refresh: Roses [Pt. 2]
To learn more about these vibrant flowering shrubs, visit our post on Roses. Photos taken in 2021
Refresh: Roses [Pt. 1]
To learn more about these elegant pastel flowers, visit our post on Roses. Photos taken in 2021
To learn more about these vibrant flowering trees, visit our post on Crapemyrtles.
Phlomis fruticosa features chandelier-like flowers and fuzzy leaves.
To learn more about these gorgeous pastel blooms, visit our post on Hydrangeas. Photos taken in 2021
Beautiful but deadly, Nerium oleander can kill humans and animals when ingested.
Japanese Maple Tree
Known to be a "must-have" plant, Acer palmatum can even be made into a delicacy.
Lagerstoemia not only blooms in vivid red, pinks, and purples but also lasts until autumn.
The sweetly-scented flowers of the genus Rosa are famous worldwide for their association with love and beauty.
With a sweet fragrance, Lavandula can even be used to flavor ice cream!
The symmetrical Platycladus orientalis is known as the "tree of life" (and for good reasons).
Imperial palaces, Memorial Day, courage and honor -- these are just a few things Paeonia's gorgeous flowers bring to mind.
Containing a toxic compound, Pittosporum tobira was once used as bait to kill fish.
A favorite of hummingbirds, Salvia microphylla resembles a person with red pants.
Unlike most flowers, some Hydrangeas can change color, resulting in dazzling ombres of pink, purple, and blue.
Pelargonium capitatum's scent comes from the essential oils inside the plant.
Pride of Madeira
With dramatic cone-shaped flowers, Echium candicans is poisonous when eaten.
One of the most well-known plants native to Australia, Callistemon citrinus can produce a natural red dye.
A hybrid between two rockroses, Cistus purpureus is an evergreen shrub with bright pink blooms.