Saturday, November 15, 2008

Today's Flowers

Today’s Flowers is a lovely meme created by Luiz Santilli Jr. and now managed by Santilli and Denise BC. Please click on the icon above to see other wonderful flowers and if you want to, join in the fun by posting your own.

Back to one of my favorite supermarkets today. Whenever I am there I treat myself to a bouquet of flowers. This week I chose Red Rover Mums. I found the following information about them on line. "Red Rover mums are a disbud type mum with a single flower head per stem which measure over 3 feet in length. They are very popular from late summer thru fall. Red Rovers work well in arrangements with other Chrysanthemums, or in fall arrangements and bouquets. They are considered a medium mass flower with a vase life of one to two weeks depending on bud stage and environmental conditions." I hope mine last for at least two weeks. The last bouquet did.







53 comments:

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Gorgeous colour Denise. I love "mums" too - especially the earthy smell of them.

A x

Titania said...

I love chrysantemums too. There is just something lovable about them. I admire the wealth of colours, shape and size of the different plants. Great photos of this beautiful flower.

auringonkukka =) said...

My blog thanks for the congratulations! and thanks for the music of praise!and beautiful flowers!

Webradio said...

Pretty flowers, also today...

Have a nice day !

nonizamboni said...

Perfect choice, Denise. . .and I love how you photographed the back of the flowers too.
Thanks for your kind words about my writing. I agree, and am learning the hard way, that it doesn't pay to cling to material possessions, i.e. cars. We purchased our first new car in 25 yrs in June & on Aug. 1 I was hit and need a new bumper=$500 deductible, and it wasn't even my fault. Another lesson there...to let go anyway? hmmm
Have a great week!

Connie said...

Those mums are a beautiful flower. I will go find a flower and put up a photo later.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

My wife is from Belgium, and I am surprised whenever we visit there how important a part of the summer landscape flowers are. That may have something to do with it being grayer and cloudier there. The flowers really make a difference.

Mckay K said...

You made a wise choice. The colors in you mums are so bright and happy.

You captured every aspect of beauty on these gorgeous plants. and they are gorgeous!

marina said...

Mums are Autumn's flower and I love it!!!

Sara Chapman in Seattle said...

I love these photos. Beautiful shots. And thanks for visiting my begonias on Flowers for Today and your kind words.

Yen said...

WOW! Such gorgeous and lovely colours! Makes me smile:)

Mine is, HERE. Have a great week ahead!

ChrissyM said...

Gorgeous colors!! Very pretty!!

Roy said...

Beautiful blooms Denise.

Jan said...

Hmm, I never think of types of mums. Roses, yes, lavender, yes, Mums, not. Now, I'll have to educate myself. I love your photos, even the leaf!

RuneE said...

You do some nice close-ups and macros. A pleasure to watch.

Denise BC said...

Hello, Denise
Will last a long time, Florindo your home and your life, the colors are amazing.
I am grateful to share and participate in the Meme more fragrant web.

Hugs, Denise, Santilli & Pupo TF-Team

ilanadavita said...

These shades od red and yellow are wonderful!

arleena said...

Lovely colors and beautiful flowers

Meire said...

Denise!

Beautiful rover mums chrysanthemum!

Have a nice day !

Meire

Sandradb said...

These are just lovely - color is red, like a real fire...thank you for your visit and greetings from Croatia.

Leora said...

A fiery, beautiful mum. Wonderful colors.

ellen b said...

Love the color combination. Such healthy looking blooms :0)

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Very lovely chyrsanthemums, Denise. I enjoyed the information about them, and the various views of the flowers you photographed.

david mcmahon said...

Lovely work, Denise.

Flávia Maria said...

Hello, Denise!
Great post! Wonderful flowers and its colors!
Regards,
Flávia

mirage2g said...

The colors of this mom is 'sunny' like the sun, very beautiful!

Rosamaria said...

Very nice, Denise.
I remembered my mom's house when I was a child.

lynlyn said...

I love mums especially that color, very beautiful...

Darla said...

Very beautiful mums. Never grew the ones with different colors, maybe I will rethink that.

Melissa said...

Oh my, those are lovely.. Love the color...thank u for sharing those beautiful photos...

Coca Cutie said...

Beautiful color and angles!
Lovelly!

The Birdlady said...

Just like you, Denise - finding and recognizing beauty in the supermarket.

Carletta said...

Love the color of these!
Stunning closeups.

Lilli & Nevada said...

beautiful colors

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Denise

Marvelous series!
All flowers are fantastic!
Thanks for sharing!
Have a nice week!

Luiz

fishing guy said...

Denise: What a neat name for the mum. Reminds me of a game I played as a kid.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous color! Thanks for stopping by my blog. When I read your profile, I had to smile. My husband is a Brit--grown up in Lancashire, served in the Royal Navy. We married almost seven years ago, and he just voted in his first US election. He, too, is my soul mate.

By the way, the rings in the photo belong to my niece from Rochdale.

Rambling Woods said...

I love those Mums and I look longingly at the flowers when I am at the store and next time, I am going to buy some...Thank you for visiting my blog...
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Norm said...

fabulous set of chrysanthemums, I love that flower...

nissanka said...

It's very pleasure

Tabib said...

Very beautiful series of Chrysanthemums flowers

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Me again Denise - there is an award waiting for you at my place if you would like to pick it up.

A x

Maria said...

Hallo Denise, wonderful photos of your Red Rover Mums! I can even smell their scent :) Hope they will li
Thank you for your nice comment on my blog. Sunday is overnow, and I whish you a pleasant week!

Inkivääri said...

Such a beautiful flower and your pics of it are really nice and interesting:)

Arija said...

Great photo essay on your beautiful 'mums. I love their russet tones.

kbguy said...

that's nice. well taken.

Olga said...

I like the picture taken of the back of the flower: unusual!

Leedra said...

Beautiful psot. Mums are always so pretty, no matter which color.

guild-rez said...

Mums..I love the beautiful flowers and your pictures are very nice.

antigoni said...

Excellent shots.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

thank you for some sunshine or a dull early winters day!
over from david's

indicaspecies said...

I love chrysanthemums too, and this is wonderful photography!

Moannie said...

Glorious colours. What a great camera you must have to get such fabulous closeups.