Friday, October 31, 2014

TODAY'S FLOWERS AND iHEARTMACRO

You can find all kinds of beautiful flowers on the TODAY'S FLOWERS home page here.

Mine were taken from a trip to a local garden last September.  This purple flower I believe is some kind of trillium.  Please let me now if I am wrong.



One of the many lilies in the garden blooming that day.


I am hoping I have identified my orange flower correctly.  I believe it is a Mexican sunflower.  The information I found said they were three-inch, bright orange flowers on a medium-green bushy plant.  It is an annual and is good for gardeners who are looking for heat tolerance.  It averages from 4 to 6 feet tall and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.  Self sows.



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I am also linking with Laura's wonderful meme, i heart macro.  
Thank you for hosting this wonderful meme Laura. 


Luiz Santilli Jnr created Today's Flowers and I am very happy to be now hosting his wonderful meme.  Thank you Luiz!



Today's Flowers present host is Denise

47 comments:

Cloudia said...

Awesome shots, D


ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
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Margaret Adamson said...

What splendid close ups of these lovely flowers

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful flower images, Denise! Love them!

Elephant's Child said...

Such vibrant beauties. Thank you.

Linda said...

Gorgeous, Denise, and your header is a real attention getter!

Romi C said...

I've seen the first two flowers in Japan, where I live, but I've never seen the third one. It is very beautiful. I wonder what it is called.

Marie said...

So gorgeous! Great photos, Denise! I especially love the first one.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Always good to see flowers shining out from the screen on a dark and dank morning. Have a good weekend.

RA Berks said...

Wow!...Great colors! I especially like that first one with the really neat purple!

KaHolly said...

So very pretty!! The colors are so vibrant.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Fabulous colours - they look like designs for silk fabric.
Lovely photos!

Have a wonderful week Denise,
Ruby

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, Beautiful flowers with fabulous colorsand gorgeous macro♡♡♡ The first purple flower is so elegant and my favorite :-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Indrani said...

Beautiful series. Love the colors.

Magia da Inês said...

。°°✿⊱。
Passei para uma visita.
Suas fotos são super lindas!!!!

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.°✿⊱
°。.✿✿⊱

Hannah said...

The colors of the flowers are so rich, I love purple and orange together.

Sandra said...

they are beautiful, i love that orange flower...

Carver said...

Beautiful flowers and great colors.

William Kendall said...

Vibrant colours in these shots!

Linda Kay said...

Close ups of the flowers add a whole new dimension to the detail of each one. Thanks for sharing.

Karen S. said...

Just what my grey sky morning needed! They say lots of sun is coming today, hopefully so, but I won't find this beauty in the garden any more!

Marie Flutterby said...

Outstanding beautiful flower shots I absolutely enjoyed them very much so. ♥

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful photos of these gorgeous flowers. Have a wonderful weekend!

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

Your macros are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann Denise!

Thanks a lot for visiting me!
All flowers are beautiful in their own way, but of course we all have some favorites. Lilies are one of mine...
Yours are wonderful ;:OD)

Karen said...

Beautiful photos of these gorgeous blooms!

thesegreenwoods said...

Beautiful flowers, your images are lovely.

Dan the Mountain Man said...

Those are some lovely flowers.

Felicia said...

lovely floral images Denise. I need to post on Today's flowers again. I've been so taken up with our autumn season i've put flowers on the back burner.

Ginny said...

Your header is AWESOME! What is the sweet little blue flower?

Debbie said...

So beautiful Denise, I know you would not have guessed that the purple is my favorite!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!!

Gattina said...

Very beautiful flowers !

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous flowers, Denise.. The orange Mexican sunflower is my favorite. Happy Sunday!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful pictures. I don't think I have ever seen this Mexican Sunflower! I will be looking for this next spring.

Laura said...

That sunflower is amazing! We have some similar trillium that decided to grow in our garden toward the end of summer too. I'm so glad you will be sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro this evening Denise:-)

NatureFootstep said...

My favourite is the first blue one.
very nice an I like the shape of it.

Christian Weiß said...

Beautiful flowers.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love your header! Our flowers are slowly dying to sleep for winter. That's the way it goes!

abrianna said...

Beautiful shots. I like the orange of the Mexican sunflower...it might actually survive in my area...

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Gorgeous flowers Denise. Actually the first flower is a native plant called Tradescantia or Spiderwort. There are many varieties and cultivars and colors like purple, pink, lilac and white. I have them all over my garden and they are stunning. I hope that helps.

Wishing you a wonderful week!!

Pat said...

Such vibrant colors!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

I hope you keep supporting this meme. So many bloggers are pooping out. makes me so sad.

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous flower shots.

Rambling Woods said...

Denise..the Naturenotes blog is now at naturenotesmeme.com

my new blog is at myramblingwoods.com

fredamans said...

I've seen white trillium and red but not purple. Sure looks like one though with those beautiful petals.

sallie (fulltime-Life.com) said...

Beautiful closeups and whatever the orange flower is the color is scrumptious.

Terri said...

Beautiful- I love the brilliant orange color. What is that one?