Inside The New York Botanical Garden

Adonis Amurensis

Morning Eye Candy: Adonis

Posted in Around the Garden, Photography on February 4 2012, by Matt Newman

I meandered over to the Ladies’ Border during Wednesday’s weather (an April afternoon straight out of the bizarro dimension) to get a picture of these small but potent blooms. There was a squadron of honey bees taking advantage of the inflorescence while I was there. Hawks called overhead. It was all very picturesque. But airborne raptors and a fairytale setting do not a photo make. Ivo’s skill with a lens does the Amur Adonis proper justice.

Amur Adonis

Adonis amurensis — Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen