Posts Tagged With: flowers

Parrots Beak (Lotus Berthlotii)

Parrots Beak (Lotus Berthlotii) Native to: Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands, Tenerife.. and happens to really enjoy our front yard. It’s grown quite a lot since I took these images, I’ll have to take some updates. We’ve had it five months now and seems to really like this spot it’s in. We’ll bring it inside for the winter months. 

I love this plant.

I call this “our flaming bush”. It has a wonderful soft texture to it.

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Blue Dawn Flower (Ipomeoa Indica)

Here is our much loved Dawn Flower (Ipomeoa Indica — also known as blue morning glory, oceanblue morning glory, koali awa, and blue dawn flower) in a brilliant display this year. It claims to enjoy full sun.. but ours has mostly shade and is quite happy, much to our enjoyment.

Up close. Didn’t realize the one flower was ripped.. must have been one of the crows or squirrels that like to eat them as snacks. The humming birds drink them from the back of each flower, most unusual to watch. 

In sun

Harder to see, but the best display day.. in early morning shade.

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Baby Violets

I had forgotten about this image. One of my families Sweet Violet plants had been damaged last year on accident, I had put it in water in an attempt to save it – (which it worked for those interested, replanted and re-established) It wasn’t until I placed the remains of the plant in water that I realized it had seed pods on the base of the stem cluster.

The next morning the pod opened and dropped the seeds into the bottom of the dish. I never knew what Sweet Violet seeds looked like having been given the plant originally as a cutting to spread around my yard, so this was a wonderful experience. My families favourite flowers.

Sweet Violet “nursery”

Sweet Violet

 

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Carolina Jasmine

One of the few plants that will bloom around here in the middle of winter. It’s fun to see it mixed in with holiday decorations. So full of joy and happiness, and smells wonderful too!! The frost has darkened the points of the leaves, but it’s hardy and blooming through it. Here are a couple of images to share.

Caroline Jasmine

Carolina Jasmine, beauties.

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Pink

Purchased some new flowers for the yard to bring some desperately needed colour back in. The areas frost at the New Year forced me to trim everything back. There are new leaves at the base of my ol’ friends, but they are far from flowers themselves. The new ones are all safe against the house and I bring them in on colder nights (goes from 80º F down to 42º F at night!!). Here is a pretty Pink crawling geranium. It’s a tiny plant now, but when it matures and cascades over the side of the window sill it’s going to be very pretty!!

Pink crawling geranium

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Hawaiian Smiles Hibiscus

My Hawaiian Smiles Hibiscus just produced the 1st two beautiful flowers of the season.

Two hours after taking these images they were fully unfolded flowers.. but the buds are so pretty.. thought I would share them.

“Hawaiian Smiles” Hibiscus

I love the fuzz! Nature is so pretty.

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1st White Banks Rose

My first banks rose of the season.. I had to capture it one film.. and of course share it!

Lady Banks Rose (white)

working

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A wee peak through the trees

This was a lucky catch. I love this image.

Rainbow through eucalyptus trees. Natures frame to an untouchable object.

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Sweet Violets

There are few flowers that we can grow in are garden that remind us of back home, England. Sweet violets are my families favourite flowers. We are so happy they enjoy our yard. Here is my fav image of one of ours that I took last month.

Sweet Violet. I adore their appearance, fragrance and taste. ..so does my doberman pup who likes to steal the flowers in mid romp.. goober. Rather ironic considering I made her into a ‘Dobiolet’ when waiting for her plane trip from breeder to home with us.

They grow the thinnest around the bottom of our ash tree. They are happier in the garden, but through the years have spread here themselves.

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Rainbows End

This was one of our roses (“Rainbows End”) many brilliant displays from last summer. Both images taken just after sunset — one with flash, the other without. Such a pretty plant and a lovely fragrance.

Rainbows End (with flash)

Rainbows End (without flash)

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