Sunday, December 5, 2010

TODAY'S FLOWERS

I am not sure what the plants and flowers are in these photos, except that the first two are of bamboo.






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

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34 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Patty and I bought three clumps of bamboo three years ago and planted it. Not much happened since. It grows an inch or two a year, if that. It should be about 10 feet tall and then, more or less, form a clump and not spread out. But it is slow going now. I love some tall grasses and some of that gets to ten feet and has grass temps almost as big as a fishing pole. I have hopes the three clumps will start growing soon. I love bamboo.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my blogging buddies...

Patty, and Abe Lincoln
Brookville, Ohio

diane said...

Love the bamboo stems. I had the opposite experience to Abe. I planted some and it ran amok in my garden and we spent weeks trying to dig it all up and do away with it. It is lovely in parks.

LC said...

So many wonderful textures in your post today... the bamboo is wonderful, but your last photo really shows amazing colors and textures with the unique plant combination! L

eileeninmd said...

Lovely photos, Denise! I love the bamboo too but I read that it can grow like a weed.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

That is a pretty red flower, and I like the bamboo too.

Arija said...

Denise, the second last one looks like wormwood but I wouldn't swear to it.

Love the bamboo stems.

Randi said...

Terrific captures of lovely plants. I love the bamboo!

Carver said...

These are all such beautiful shots. I like the bamboo and the colorful foliage in the later shots is great.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Seeing the Bamboo stems reminded me of our recent trip to the Biltmore House in Asheville, NC. They had lots and lots of gorgeous bamboo on their property.. I haven't ever seen that much before I don't think...

Great pictures, Denise.
Hugs,
Betsy

chubskulit said...

Those are beautiful Denise!

My Flowers

Lui said...

Hi Denise! I love bamboo too! They remind me of my friend Celina who used to design bamboo furniture.

I love the bromeliad look-alike.

Indrani said...

Great series of shots. I liked the bamboo captures. :)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful choice of shots. The fourth one is very different.

Cezar and Léia said...

A very interesting and lovely set of nature here, thanks so much for sharing!
hugs and a nice week,
Léia

jabblog said...

Bamboos are fascinating and so varied. We were going to plant a black-stemmed one but I don't think we've got room judging by the rate of growth of our neighbour's bamboo. Perhaps black ones don't grow so rapidly . . .

Luna Miranda said...

except for the bamboo, the rest are unfamiliar to me.:p the cabbage-like looks like water cabbage.

http://savorthebite.blogspot.com/2010/12/todays-flowers-18-clitoria-ternatea.html

Modern Mom said...

Wonderful photos. I love bamboos especially the small variety.

Mine is here.

SquirrelQueen said...

Bamboo is so beautiful, I have grown it in years past.

NatureFootstep said...

I liek the bamboo forest. There are a great light in there. :)

KaHolly said...

Very nice, Denise. Bamboo can be so versatile! Your flower photos are always so lovely. No flowers for me today, but a trip to the state park - trees were my feature. Have a great day! ~karen

Titania said...

Hi Denise,
great collection for TF. I love the black bamboo. There are many beautiful bamboos which are not invasive but in our climate they grow very fast. I haven't joined Tf for quite a long time, I hope I am back! thank you for your comment.

Sara Chapman said...

I know the rosette one is a kind of sedum, and probably Dusty Miller below that. The red stuff I've seen but forgotten the name. Lovely shots, and love the turtles below.

Sara Chapman said...

Wanted to say also that there are two kinds of bamboo; the regular kind that runs amok with deep and long underground runners, and the clumping kind which is much more tractable and tends to stay in one place. Be sure you get the kind you want!

Out on the prairie said...

I had bamboo grow all around my home in AZ , it took the place of curtains. The 2nd is a succulent, perhaps a kolanchoe, the 3rd Artemsia and the last possibly amaranthus.

Cloudia said...

love your posts, D


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Jama said...

The fourth one looks like a flower!

lina@women's perspectives said...

Denise, do you know that bamboo shoot is edible? We call it 'Rebung' here...

Pat'sAdditon said...

Nice shots. Bamboo does tend to take over.

Francisca said...

One of the many things I love about living in Asia is bamboo. It is beautiful in the wild and in gardens as well as made into floors and furniture. Lovely photos, Denise!

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Kay said...

Art just looked over my shoulder and said, "That blogger really has a good eye. She's a great photographer."

lisaschaos said...

gorgeous! Love the bamboo!!!

Margaret Cloud said...

That was interesting reading about bamboo, I enjoyed your pictures.

SandyCarlson said...

I love bamboo, invasive rascal though it is. Exquisite photos.

Míriam Luiza said...

Sa flores estão lindas, mas os bambus me levaram à minha infância! Eu morava em uma chácara e teinha um lindo e grande bambuzal em meu quintal! Lindos!