Tag Archives: flowers

Tomato Nosegay: Flower of the Day, Jan 16,2017

This little carved cherry tomato nosegay from my plate at Azteca Restaurant is as close as I could get to a flower shot today.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day Prompt.

Kalanchoe Study #2: Budding out. Flower of the Day, Jan 3, 2018

IMG_5637This is #2 in a series of shots taken of one kalanchoe plant–all on the same day.  It seemed to have at least 4 phases of budding to full flower all occurring at the same time.  Go HERE to see the first shot of the portion of the plant in full bloom.  Hard to believe these are all stages of the exact same flower.

 

For Cee’s Flower of the Day prompt.

Shaving Brush Tree: December 28, 2017 Flower of the Day

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The scientific name of this tree, native to southern Mexico, is as surreal as the bloom. it is pseudobombax ellipticium!  More commonly known as the shaving brush tree.

See Cee’s luscious bearded iris HERE.

Scene from a Mexican Garden: Flower of the Day, Dec 24, 2017

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Happy Xmas Eve!!!!

Succulents, Wandering Jew and what will grow up to be a Silk Floss Tree.

For Cee’s Flower Prompt

Almost Real: Flower of the Day, Dec 22, 2017

Since these flowers are made out of corn husks, they almost qualify as “real,” right?

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day.

A Walk through a Winter Solstice Garden: Flower of the Day, Dec 21, 2017

Went for a short walk through my back yard today.  This is what I saw: (On Facebook, click on URL to see all flowers. Click on first photo to enlarge all.)

 

 For Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge.

Does Anyone Know What this Flower Is?

I stopped to photograph this beautiful tree, but I’m unsure what it is. Its blooms look like orchids and so I’ve always called it an orchid tree.  A friend thought it was an hibiscus, but I’m sure it isn’t.  Anyone know the correct name?  Jude at cornwallincolours has solved  the mystery.  It is, in fact a purple orchid tree.  Its scientific name is bauhinia variegata.  Thanks, Jude!  Go see her beautiful varied Cornwall sky photos.  The link is above.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge.