Saturday, June 26, 2010

TODAY'S FLOWERS # 99

We are always looking for new participants. If you are not already doing so, won't you please consider joining in TODAY'S FLOWERS by sharing blooms from your part of the world? We would love to see them. You will find the link below my photos.

Anyone who would like to be a "Guest Friend" and have their flowers displayed on the home page, Luiz explains how you can do this at the TODAY'S FLOWERS site.

An added note, I have had a hard time getting to your TF posts lately. Hopefully this week I will be able to visit. Thank you for sharing your beautiful flowers. This meme is a very enjoyable one for me and for so many others because of your generous support.


I am still sharing from the National Garden in Washington DC and will identify those I was able to find a marker for. I thought these plants and flowers were native to Virginia, but I have had some interesting comments to the contrary, so be sure to read them if you are curious. I am the first to admit that I am no expert and am continuously learning, so many thanks to those of you who help me on my educational journey.

Shasta Daisy from the Aster Family

Eastern Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea

Lindheimer's Beeblossom
Oenothera lindheimeri
From the Evening Primrose Family

Shrubby St. John's Wort
Hypericum prolificum



Pickerelweed
Pontederia cordata




TODAY’S FLOWER’S was created by our good friend Luiz Santilli Jr.

You can find beautiful and unusual flowers from all over the world by clicking here.

48 comments:

  1. Your flowers are very pretty this week, such a nice variety.

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  2. I have many of these flowers in my own garden! The pictures are just tremendous! Thanks for sharing them!

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  3. I always love seeing your flowers!

    I enjoy this photo meme a lot but do not always have flowers to show> :(

    Will try to get back into it next time!


    Junie

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  4. I followed your link from a comment you made on another blog - and had to comment back to you!

    You said how photography has heightened your interest in critters now that you are able to see the close ups thru the camera.

    I feel exactly the same way.
    Whether shooting birds or bugs or flowers - I am amazed at the microscope my camera has become - when I am able to see the details that most of my life I have just passed by.

    I am sad when I think back to all the years I lived and never took the time to stop and see what I was missing. Makes me very thankful for my camera and computer.

    Valerie

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  5. what a lovely series of photos.

    Gill in Canada

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  6. Denise: What great flowers you got today, I will play later.

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  7. Nice selection of flowers. The last purple flower is Liatris, I think.

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  8. I didn't even know we had a "National Gardens". Certainly looks like a lovely place. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. all but one of my daisies died due to extreme heat.. Bu thtta orange one lives on..tsktsk

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  10. You take fantastic photos!

    Coneflowers always give me the impression that they are sad because of their petals.

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  11. I love it when you identify the flowers as I don't know many of the names.
    Nice shots Denise

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  12. Beautiful series of flowers, Denise! I see one that I have been seeing but didn;t know the name so Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Hello Denise,
    your photos are lovely as can be.

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  14. It is amazing how can you identify all the flowers! Thank you, dear.
    Have a nice week!

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  15. Beautiful colorful flowers. Lovely variety.

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  16. I enjoyed these flowers from the National Garden so much. Wonderful choices.

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  17. I am always lost when it comes to names of flowers. I have my Encyclopedia but sometimes I have doubts as some of the pictures are not what it seems to be compared to the real thing. I surely salute to your ability in naming them all.

    (Happy First Wedding Anniversary to your gorgeous son and beautiful daughter-in-law. Wish them all the best.)

    Flowers.

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  18. I like all your photos, thanks for your comment!

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  19. Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I'm sure it must be quite time intensive to visit all! I recognize some of the flowers from DC garden, as I've had them or they are growing right now. Want to replace my guara as it doesn't live as long as most of my perennials. ♥♫

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  20. Virginia has some beautiful as well as health-promoting native plants such as St. John's Wort, and Cone Flower. We have several of those lovely flowers here, too (in CA).

    Thanks for sharing!

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  21. This is a lovely collection of flowers. The Beeblossom is very striking and one I've not seen before.

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  22. Great blooms this week! I love the daisies. Thanks for sharing them with us!!

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  23. Gorgeous array of flowers. Happy Sunday!


    Purple blossom

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  24. Beautiful series of photos and very pretty flowers, even if they are not all originated from Virginia.
    Identification is a hard job sometimes, there are many misleading infos.

    The ox-eye daisy's botanical name is Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, chrysanthemum meaning "golden flower" in Greek. The ancients dedicated the flower to Artemis, one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities, the goddess of women, many centuries BC.

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  25. Wow, such an abundance of flowers; I don't have much knowledge of any of these, I don't think. Great shots too.

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  26. Your summer garden is gorgeous. Your photos are exquisite, Denise.

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  27. Such a beautiful variety Denise!
    I really like the closeup of the Beeblossom. Lovely shot!

    Thanks for your visit and the wonderful comment. I spend a little time in my yard to try and get the best shot I can. Sometimes it works. :)

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  28. I'm a big fan of daisies. Beautiful selections.

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  29. Lovely series of flowers! I can almost smell the fragrance.

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  30. Wow, all your flower shots are great...I love that primrose esp. so dainty!

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  31. Your flower pictures are lovely.
    Thank you for sharing!!

    Give and Take...
    For to the bee a flower is a fountain if life
    And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love
    And to both, bee and flower,
    the giving and the receiving is a need and an ecstasy.
    - Kahlil Gibran

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  32. your flower photos are beautiful! Lovely job, well done.

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  33. All pretty, but I especially like that beeblossom! How delicate and pretty!

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  34. I think that bottom one might be liatris or gayfeather. And I wonder about shasta daisies being native to Virginia. I thought Luther Burbank developed that in California!

    Great photos, and sounds like a fascinating place.

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  35. I love those daisies the most!! Lovely shots!

    fini

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  36. Very pretty1
    Have a great week Denise.

    " Regina "

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  37. You have been out in beautiful places to capture these gorgeous flowers! Or, is this your own garden? Wow! Your photography is lovely...lovely focus!

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  38. What beautiful inspiration! Stunning photos.

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  39. your pics are great, too. Thanks for visiting -happy that you enjoyed the quote, too;-)have a good one!

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  40. The tall purple one in the last photo is Liatris, also called Prarie Blazing Star. They grow back by my pond, and I love them.
    http://www.grownative.org/plants/info.asp?id=3

    All these flowers are beautiful! Isn't it fun learning about the stuff we photograph?

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  41. All the flowers you posted are awesome. I am amazed with God's beautiful creations :)

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  42. I often think the simplest flowers are the prettiest. Love those daisies. And the coneflowers are nice too!

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  43. I love all your flowers, Denise but my favorite is the one on your header there. It's so beautiful!

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