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:

EG Wow said...

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

Mama Zen said...

I just love the daisies!

Anything Fits A Naked Man said...

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

JunieRose2005 said...

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

Valerie @ composition-Life said...

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

Gill - That British Woman said...

what a lovely series of photos.

Gill in Canada

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

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

Digital Flower Pictures said...

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

Scott said...

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

Joops said...

The purple looks exotic./

lina@women's perspectives said...

Denise, love seeing all flowers...

i beati said...

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

Hanne Bro Jensen said...

You take fantastic photos!

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

JJ said...

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

eileeninmd said...

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

Tammie Lee said...

Hello Denise,
your photos are lovely as can be.

Rosamaria said...

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

lazyclick said...

Beautiful colorful flowers. Lovely variety.

Carver said...

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

Bonnie Bonsai said...

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.

M and D, Norway said...

I like all your photos, thanks for your comment!

Marilyn said...

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. ♥♫

Pat said...

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!

April said...

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

msdewberry said...

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

Manang Kim said...

Gorgeous array of flowers. Happy Sunday!


Purple blossom

Maia said...

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.

Quiet Paths said...

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

SandyCarlson said...

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

Carletta said...

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. :)

BJ Roan said...

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

AL said...

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

Dharma Shots said...

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

guild-rez said...

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

Average Girl said...

Simply beautiful pictures!

Lily Hydrangea said...

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

toby said...

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

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

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.

fini said...

I love those daisies the most!! Lovely shots!

fini

Regina said...

Very pretty1
Have a great week Denise.

" Regina "

Carolyn Ford said...

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!

onangelwings said...

What beautiful inspiration! Stunning photos.

mARTy said...

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

Misty Dawn said...

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?

Mylene said...

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

carolina mts said...

Lovely flower garden!

Halcyon said...

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

Kay said...

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