Saturday, July 17, 2010

TODAY'S FLOWERS # 102

I have been showing a lot of flowers from our trip to the National Garden in Washington DC, when we drove into the city last June.

This little bee was attracted to the Shrubby St. John's Wort - Hypericum prolificum.


This interesting plant in the following two photographs is called the Swamp Titi. Titi is pronunced "tie-tie". Cyrilla racemflora. Cyrilla Family - Gyrillaceae. Found in Virginia to northern South America.
It is a common wetland shrub or small tree of the Coastal Plain. The flowers usually do not attract butterflies.
I think I may have identified this flower as a Butterfly Weed, thanks to Ecobirder who has a very similar flower on his Today's Flowers post this week. Thank you Ecobirder!


This last shot shows part of the American Indian Museum just across the street.

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.

42 comments:

Teresa said...

Great photos. really enjoyed your post.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Denise

Your post is wonderful!
Thanks my friend for your great support since our beginning!
Congratulations for your Guest Friend Day!

Luiz

Kay said...

Whenever I come to your blog, I feel like I can take a break, take a breath and walk around the place with you. Gorgeous photos, Denise!

JJ said...

Congratulations Denise - lovely!
JJ

eileeninmd said...

Denise, congrats on being guest host for Today's Flowers! Your photos are all wonderful. I really wnat to visit the national gardens in DC someday!

Xavi said...

Congratulations Denise!! for your Guest Friend Day Today's Flowers!
Beautiful serie, your captures are wonderful.
I still think of chocolate cake on your birthday.
Have a nice Sunday!!

Gill - That British Woman said...

super photos as always,

Gill in Canada

Jama said...

The flower photos are so wonderful, some I've never seen before. And congrats on being this week's guest host.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I haven't been down there in years but really want to see our national garden again.

lotusleaf said...

Interesting plant TiTi. There is a Ti plant which grows in gardens here . It has red leaves.Thanks for sharing.

Leora said...

All are pretty and delicate flowers.

Rosie @ Centre of Interest said...

Oh what beautiful flowers Denise quite a few I'm not used to seeing here in Scotland!

chubskulit said...

Beautiful flowers, are they wild?

My flower entry, have a great Sunday!

eden said...

Great captures of the beautiful flowers. Love all your pictures.

Autumn Belle said...

Congratulations on being guest friend for Today's Flowers. Thank you for all the hard work that you have put in and your pictures are special.

Little Messy Missy said...

Those white ones are gorgeous!!!

guild-rez said...

Love your pictures!!
There is always something to see and photograph if you leave your own backyard:)
Great shots and info.
Thank you Denise for beeing our Guest TF friend.

fredamans said...

Fantastic shots! Very beautiful!

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2010/07/todays-flowers_18.html

Dani said...

Thank you for this great post. These shots are just marvelous.

Have a sunny day!

lina@women's perspectives said...

Your flowers photos brighten my day, Denise...

Carletta said...

Love the variety Denise but my favorite is the simplicity of the daisy on the guest page and this little orange red bloom here!
Lovely!

Regina said...

They are delightful Denise dear.

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

I always love flower closeups, and yours is a great addition to Today's Flowers. Congrats! I love all the green in this post, plus I learned something!

jabblog said...

The ti-ti is very pretty and I really like the planter. Great macros in your guest post too :-)

Callie said...

Great photos. I miss not having hypericum around. I used to have a hillside covered with it... it has very strong roots that held the hillside together.

Lui said...

Oh Denise, you just brought us to another place! Thanks! And oh, in our language, "titi" is a filipino word for the sexual organ! Although it is pronounced differently. I'm sure some Pinoys would get a laugh out of it.

Congrats for being TF Guest today!

imac said...

Wonders of Nature.

EG Wow said...

Beautiful photos of gorgeous flowers, Denise!

AL said...

Hi Denise, congratulations and thank you for sharing beautiful flowers always!

Arija said...

Hi Denise, so great to be able to access your comments page! Third time lucky.
Love the diversity of the plants and flowers you show us. It is really good to see something else than the usual in gardens and at florists.

Thanks for your visit. the little thing I am holding in my gloved hand is the flower of the Eucalyptus. I will feature the species in an other post.

Hugs , , , Arija

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. Love the variety.

lazyclick said...

Beautiful garden and flowers.

Karen said...

I have never seen many of the flowers in your post. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing! Karen

Siromade said...

Lovely photos, thanks for taking us on your trip and showing us the beauty of the garden. Congrats for hosting Today's Flower.

NatureFootstep said...

so many great flowers. A lot to enjoy. :)

Mumsy said...

Wonderful variety of flowers! I like the white feathery ones..

Halcyon said...

I love all the variety of plants/flowers you have shown us. I never get tired of seeing nature's beauty!

Heart's Garden said...

Wow! Beautiful collection! Loved all your flower photos especially #6.

Blessings!

SandyCarlson said...

These are really wonderful. Thank you.

Evelyn said...

Stunning shots Denise. THe stalk of red blooms is just amazing. Actually they are all nice.

Mª Zélia said...

Olá, Denise! Parabéns por apresentar lindas fotos e também ser amiga- anfitriã da semana. Adorei conhecer estas flores que por aqui não são nativas. O passeio por este Jardim deve ser muito agradável, ao constatar por estas fotos, possui uma rica natureza.
Um grande abraço!

Mylene said...

Great photos :) Love the yellow flower with bee. Or is it a butterfly?