Monday, September 15, 2008

Today's Flowers


This is known to me as Turk's Cap although it has several other names. It's native to Texas and Mexico. If it wasn't easy to grow it wouldn't be in my yard!
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64 comments:

Sheila said...

What a fabulous shade of red..!
I love it.

Denise said...

Hi, Dot
I love the flowers simple and easy to grow, and the red is my favorite. Thanks for sharing so much beauty. have a happy Today's Flowers.
hugs, Denise

Marcos Santos said...

Wow Dot!

Beautiful! Really beautiful picture!
One of the best of the day

Congratulations!

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful red and green shot. Nice flower.

Paz said...

Lovely photo of a lovely-looking flower. I like the color and shape.

Paz

Jan said...

Beautiful, and a new one for me. I've been thinking I need some red in my garden, but have been too lazy to do anything about it. Maybe I'll get a volunteer, and won't have to decide.

June said...

These photos have so much clarity, I feel like I could touch them and feel the texture of the leaves...

Abraham Lincoln said...

These are really striking in color and presentation.

We had the tail end of Hurricane Ike here all day. I lost my cherry tree and a lot of limbs. The neighbors lost three trees and they fell on a power line and that weight broke the power pole. Not a good day here in SW Ohio.

Mine are on Canon Pixels

fishing guy said...

Dot: I love that interesting shape on the flower.

Judi~Gmj said...

Happy flower todays. ?? I did get that backwards . Arg... Lovely flower, fun shape. Hope you are ok.

Country Girl said...

Excellent shot of the Turk's Cap, Dot! Love that bright red color.

Rose said...

Gorgeous!

Leora said...

Wow, what great greens and reds. A neat looking flower: I have never seen it.

Patty said...

Dot those are stunning. I have been trying to remember to ask you what kind of camera do you use? and what settings to get all these wonderful photos. Every time I visit your blog I am blown away by what fantastic photos you have.
Can you please share your secrets with me.

Darla said...

I have always wanted some of that.

Quiet Paths said...

That is brilliant. I never knew about this plant. This is one of my favorites so far!

Sherry said...

What a unique and beautiful flower. I love that bright shade of red.

Carletta said...

Such a vibrant red! I love the curls of the leaves in that second one.
Top notch lovely.

Gramma L said...

Wow, glad you told us what kind of flower it was, I was thinking what kind of Hibiscus it might be. Love the colors.

Dar's Foto Faze said...

Gorgeous red flower! Would love it for my yard

April said...

Such an unusual flower - really gorgeous! I would love to have it in my garden too, but it probably wouldn't grow this far north. Beautiful photos!

Rena said...

Stunning photos! Love the red and green.

Lawstude said...

Beautiful shot dot. I think we also have some of it in the Philippines. Great Job.

AVCR8TEUR said...

I have never seen such a flower. It looks like a rose, but more.

PERBS said...

Stunning! I have never seen anything like it.

evlahos said...

you have capture excellent this wonderful flower. great details

Reader Wil said...

The colours are excellent and very exotic. I've never seen a flower like that. Thanks for your visit! Have a nice week!

Carol said...

Yah we are the same...if plants are not easy to grow, they would be in my yard too. LOL

It looks like a hibuscus but I think it is different...just similar. Their leaves are differenth.

Nice photos!!!! Love them!

The Texican said...

Might be easy to grow, but not everyone could take such a nice photograph of the bloom. Pappy

Tere {Blessings in Life} said...

Love the color of this flower!

Ferreira-Pinto said...

A very beautiful flower.
Dot, my real name is Quintino Ferreira Pinto, that's why I decided to use the last two and stop the Quinttarantino stuff.

Deslilas said...

What a beautiful flower !
Thanks for ypour visit.

Lara said...

what a beautiful red! great shots, Dot!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The turk's head is so interesting looking! I've never seen one before but it looks like it might be related to the hibiscus. Nice photo,

RuneE said...

You seem to have grown them well - and done your pictures well too. The red is a difficult colour.

If you like a white weed, have a look at my site.

Craver Vii said...

It appears to me as though somebody lanced a rose. Poor rose.

me ann my camera said...

How dramatic the structure of this flower is. I have seen this before and appreciate its beauty post here.
ann

me ann my camera said...

How dramatic the structure of this flower is. I have seen this before and appreciate its beauty post here.
ann

savisuti, Finland said...

Beautiful, lovely red flower, unknown for me.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Wow that is one neat and beautiful photo.

I am back home now from our trip

Inkivääri, Finland said...

Just a gorgeus flower and pics of it!

ellen b said...

Hi Dot, It really has quite the "pop" Your photo of it is really wonderful...

Day4plus said...

Beautiful Hibiscus. Did not know it's common name. Good shots. MB

Dick said...

Haha, is your garden filled with "easy to grow plants"?

Shammickite said...

Gorgeous flower!

Carla said...

Your photos are wonderful!

2sweetnsaxy said...

I admire the red. I have a real problem getting my camera to capture red. This looks like a hibiscus but I've never seen one with the center sticking out so far from the bud like this one. Nice shots!

JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Dot,

I know this flower but don't have any of them! I remember them from my early childhood in Miami, Fl (Actually, south Dade co, not the city)

I see them growing around our town here, too!! I should get me one!!


Junie

Old Wom Tigley said...

I like this Dot.. and I love how the names are given to certain plants....

I hope this finds you well..

Tom

Old Wom Tigley said...

I like this Dot.. and I love how the names are given to certain plants....

I hope this finds you well..

Tom

kjpweb said...

Very beautiful - the stem looks like that of an Hibiscus!
Good selection!ck

Kerri said...

WOW Dot! That RED is awesome! I have never heard of or seen this type of flower before. It sure is pretty!

Daryl said...

Ah so nice ... as always ...

:-Daryl

diXymiss said...

Beautiful red! I've never seen this variety. It's long stamin looks like a firecracker.

Tommy V said...

beautiful flower. love how bright the red is

Dulce said...

Love this red!! This was a great shot.

Denise said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous flower, and one I have never seen before. I do love that shade of red. A beautiful photo and thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

Hildegarde said...

A funny and pretty flower, I haven't seen it before.

Shannon said...

Interesting flower. Very pretty..

Cláudia said...

Stunning shot. Marvellous close up!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Dot

Marvelous red, marvelous flower!
Great shot!
Thanks for sharing!

Santilli

Ash said...

Wow - I love the way red pops out! Lovely shots.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

That's a beautiful flower, one not known to me. Thanks for sharing your photo.

Tammy Warren said...

Oh so pretty. I just joined Today's Flowers and starting floating around the blog garden. It is so nice to be able to click around and view such wonderful pictures.

I love the bug picture. Don't you love that moment when camera is in hand and you get the shot. Great.

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