Friday, November 20, 2009

Flowers from the Aussie coast

Hi Everyone, I hope you are well and enjoying the weekend.

My husband and I have had a lovely time away. Thank you for visiting while I was away, and leaving your lovely comments. They were very nice to come home to :)…

I have been looking out for photo opportunities while I was away. Unfortunately, there weren’t many varieties of cacti/succulent, and those that I saw were not uncommon. However, I did come across a few interesting looking flowers.

I do not know the names of these. If they are familiar to you, do let us know.

Red flower © Evelyn Howard 2009

Red flower © Evelyn Howard 2009

These lovely red ones are pretty big. Let me try to give you an idea… join the fingers of both hands together to form a circular space between your fingers and palms – it will be about the size of that space!

Yellow flower

This would be pretty big too, but slight smaller than the red ones above.

Red flowers © Evelyn Howard 2009

Red flowers © Evelyn Howard 2009

Red flowers © Evelyn Howard 2009

These nice brush-like ones are probably as long as the middle finger…

TodaysFlowers

Thank you for visiting. Have a lovely week ahead.

Please visit Today’s Flowers for photos of more lovely blooms.

21 comments:

Cher said...

hey, welcome back! how sweet of you to bring home lovely flower photos to share with us. the fourth flower looks like a bottle brush flower but i don't know its proper name. :)

have a great weekend!

Sujata said...

Hi Evelyn, I've enjoyed reading your blog while u've been away. I particularly loved your topiary and colander garden. Would love to see a pic of your topiary hung on the wall.
Of these flowers above no.4 looks like the Bottle brush and no.5&6 something like the Powder puff! But I'm no authority on the subject!

Evelyn Howard said...

@Sujata: Hi and thanks for visiting. I am sorry to report that I took it apart :(. I had to water it daily to keep it moist and it was too much trouble!! When I took it apart, the succulents had rooted so it would have been great on the wall but I don't have the patience to water it daily to keep it going!

SandyCarlson said...

Those flowers are both unique and beautiful.

Sujata said...

Well it's a great idea anyways.Am thinking of getting a planter made in that shape...with pebbles in the centre. So thanks!

Diane AZ said...

Hi Evelyn, welcome back! The first flower is so strange yet beautiful. The last two remind me of pineapple guava blossoms, but I'm not sure.

Tootsie said...

welcome home! your flower post today is wonderful! It is great to go around and see all the differences in the plants that are around the world. I dont' know what those are..but they are very pretty!

. justin segal said...

Beautiful flowers, Evelyn! I wish I had the names for you! Thanks, BTW, for the nice comment on my illustration . . .

Green thumb said...

Hi Evelyn,its gr8 that you enjoyed your vacation. These flowers are stunning!! Can only identify the fourth one as Bottle Brush though...

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Evelyn: These are wonderful captures of these exotic flowers.

Stine in Ontario said...

Your flowers looks so different from any that I'm familiar with. AND they are lovely.

ellen said...

What a great entry you have! Worth visiting here. Mine is up! Hope to hear from you soon. God Bless!

eden said...

these are beautiful flowers. the first and second pics are called protea and the third one I think is a bottlebrush.

Margaret Ann said...

Might the top flower be a Proteus??? The lower red ones remind me of Baja fairy duster blooms...So feathery and light...:) Happy cactus Monday...Super Gorgeous shots! :)

messyfish said...

think the third is called a "pincushion", its an african native, but sold a lot in aussie nurseries along with the natives, as it has similar growing conditions. Happy cactus, protea and bottlebrush monday!!

Denise said...

A beautiful series of flowers, all lovely shots. Thank you for sharing them.

Teri C said...

GORGEOUS shots of these GORGEOUS blooms. The red ones look like something we have in Arizona called fairy duster.

HCM

Evelyn Howard said...

Thanks Evelyn for visiting and providing the names, which will enable me to do my research. My guess is that the plants are going to be too big for my little space...

Dee said...

I have a little bottle brush tree- love those bright red blooms. The top ones are just gorgeous!! I'd love to know what they are.

mitt vattenhål said...

Wish I could have some of those over here!
Got some seedsfrom Oz but I have bad luck with them. One thing though that Im very proud of is a Snowgum that I managed to grow from a seed! Its now about 20 cms high so I still have it in my sunroom wich is pretty cold this time of the year. Hope it will go on growing and that I dare plant it outside sometime

/Christina, Sweden

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