- If you're looking at buds, do they grow by themselves or in groups?
- Are the flower buds smooth? hairy? covered with scales?
- On your plants and trees which comes first: flowers or leaves?
- How many petals are in your flower?
- Can you see the parts where pollen is?
- Are there any insects visiting the flowers?
Remember to draw sketches and jot down notes, including the date and weather.