Saturday, August 1, 2009

TODAY'S FLOWERS

I always look forward to Sunday so that I can enjoy visiting all the blogs who participate in TODAY’S FLOWER’S, and where I can be sure to enjoy many amazing flowers from around the world. It was created by our good friend Luiz Santilli Jr. and is managed by Luiz, Laerte Pupo, Valkyrien and me. If you click right here you can join in too.

Black-eyed Susans - Rudbeckia hirta
More flowers from my favorite botanical garden in Richmond. I am a bit of a novice in identifyling them but I try to take a photo of the marker, so that I can name them when I post here. Sometimes it is hard to find one.

The Sunflower is one of my favorite flowers.
Bromeliad - Aechmea fasciata 'Primera' - Bromeliaceae
A beautiful variety of blooms.
Elderberry - Sambucus nigra 'Madonna' - Caprifoliaceae
A pretty one, but one I don't the name of.
These are leaves from the Maidenhair Tree - Ginko biloba 'Magyar' - Ginkgoaceae
Taro - Colocasia esculenta - Black Magic - Araceae

51 comments:

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Excellent photography! The clarity and color and lighting is remarkable ... sounds like I'm describing a diamond.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Oh I love them !
How can you choose a favorite, I can't, but will say I'm partial to that Sunflower, it's the nicest one I've seen this year.
Lovely pics Denise.

Ebie said...

A beautiful garden and blooms. I got so intrigued about the Taro. The leaves are very similar to our root crop grown in the Philippines. We also call it purple yam. Thanks for sharing Denise.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Thanks for sharing your secret of how you know all the names of these flowers. ;-) They are all so lovely!

Sunny said...

An ocean of Black Eyed Susans, how lovely. Wonderful photos.
Sunny :)

Eternally Distracted said...

Your pictures this morning made me soooo excited about coming back to England and giving up the sand for a while!! YAY

tricia said...

I love your new header! Your shots are beautiful as always. I've heard of elderberries all my life and now I finally know what they look like. Thanks Denise. :)

Bonnie Bonsai said...

I can live in this garden Denise. Beautiful array of flowers over there.

Reader Wil said...

Gorgeous photos, Denise! Especially the second photo is very beautiful! Thanks for visiting.

imac said...

Beautiful all beautiful.

I havent seen an Aechmea in flower for ages.

jabblog said...

A beautiful selection of photographs. I really like Gingko biloba - the leaf shapes are so pretty.

Rocky Mountain Retreat said...

I love sunflowers and Black-eyed Susans as well.
At our wedding, Sunflowers and Susans was our theme!
It was an outdoor wedding and we had the flowers outside and inside.
It was bright and beautiful!

i beati said...

lovely array

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Denise: Great flower photos, I will play later. I love the Bromeliad, saw it in Nashville.

diane said...

A beautiful collection of blooms. Your header is terrific.

Marju said...

Really beautiful flowers!!

Tammie Lee said...

Hi Denise,
All your photos are wonderful. For some reason the variety of blooms struck me, so many flowers in one spot. Ummm.

Spirithelpers

Roy said...

Lovely flowers Denise and a great new Header.

RuneE said...

Something for everyone, and I'll go for No.3 A beauty.

Syaa_Fiqq said...

Beautiful flowers, especially the sunflower. Well captured..

Leora said...

Love rudbeckia - yours are like a flock! The pink one is pretty and delicate. Elderberry is supposed to be tops in flu prevention - save some for winter!

ilanadavita said...

Wonderful series; the leaves of the ginko biloba are lovely.

Barbara said...

I found your lovely flower photo's a pleasure.

♥ Kathy♥ said...

Oh that elderberry is very pretty. Gotta love that sunflower. =)

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello dear Denise!
Wonderful flowers and the colours are so vivid!
Léia

Bonjour Luxembourg

Digital Flower Pictures said...

What a nice collection of flowers. That looks like a fun garden to go to. My favorite is the group of different flowers.

Your mystery flower may be a type of Salvia.

I take pictures of the signs, too. Plant tags at nurseries also. It works now that memory is so cheap. I used to get home from shooting with a couple of small pieces of paper with the names written down and it didn't work very well.

Grace Olsson said...

lots flowers...excellent shots..congrats, Denise
graceolsson.com/blog

Willa said...

they are all beautiful!
did you know that in the Phils., my home country, we consider Taro as vegetables. :)

pra said...

Very colourful photos! I like sunflowers too.

Pat - Arkansas said...

What a lovely array of flowers! Beautiful! The sunflower image made a lovely header photo, too.

Thanks for your visit to my post, and your kind comments.

Tina said...

oh i just love the first pink one. it looks so unique

April said...

A gorgeous variety of flowering plants! I love the sunflower!

Maria Berg said...

The Ginko is said to be good for the memory - you are suppost to eat it but I do not know what part and how much.

It is always nice to walk around botanical garden- I went e week ago to the big one in Gothenborg, I will show you another day,
MB

Nance said...

Denise,
So colorful!...i enjoyed all of them! and the sunflower is so dramatic...beautiful photography!

Regina said...

How wonderful. Amazing!

Euroangel said...

wow you got lovely flowers ..thanks for sharing again..love esp. that bromeliad..got thousands of them before back in my home country..hope you have a great start of the month....tc

Elaine said...

Denise, These are lovely photographs. You have inspired me to visit the arboretum again. Our temperatures have been so warm (okay a sizzling 113 degree hot LOL ) that I have not been for awhile. In another month or so when we cool off I definitely will have to make an afternoon of it. I love learning the names of the different plants and flowers. Nice going along with you to yours though! :)

Rosamaria said...

Denise
Just like you, I always look forward to Sunday to see wonderful flowers on blogs. They make me happy.

I have the same bromeliae and your sunflower is gorgeous!


Good week for you.

Carletta said...

Lovely Denise! So many wonderful posts from your visit to the gardens. It has been a plethora of beauty you've shared.

As to my son's wedding. He and his wife just celebrated their fifth anniversary this weekend. Their wedding was way before I began blogging. :)

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

What a delightful array of lovely colorful blossoms. I love the sunflower in your header ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Bim said...

A lovely series - I really love the yellow sun flower and pink bromeliad together. So cheery!

Paul said...

nice collection of photos you have there!

Janie said...

Wow, these are fantastic photos. Clear, colorful, and perfectly lighted. Great job.

AL said...

Hi Denise, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

The flowers on your blog are all splendid, I admire every each of their photo.

AL

Tabib said...

Wow!, such a beautiful collection.
The Sun Flowers pictures are my choice.

Eve said...

Beautiful flower photos Denise. Love the new header too!

Arija said...

Wonderful selection Denise,are you makig Elderberry wine or jelly?

mimi said...

wow that's a lot of different beautiful flowers. happy monday.

Pacey said...

The sunflower is my favorite too...great angle and shots of the the different flowers here Denise. thanks for the visit...Have a great week.

Stephany said...

They are all beautiful, Denise! Too hard to pick a favorite.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Denise

Wonderful as always!!
Thanks my friend!

Luiz