Sunday, April 10, 2011

Today's Flowers - No Fuss Flowers

The Franjipani has a mantid waiting on it to catch the potential prey. The flowers don't have nectar, but attract the pollinators by their colour and fragrance.
I am always surprised by the Pyramid bromeliad, Billbergia pyramydalis. It blooms whenever it likes, in all seasons.
The blue plumbago is coming into bloom everywhere. It is a no- fuss plant which blooms in all seasons.
The round, large leaves of the Caldwell lily are more attractive than the flowers.
The orange Barbados Lily is blooming in surprising corners of the garden. The bulbs must have transported themselves with the compost.

These are my contribution to Flowers for Today. I hope to come back from my holiday with lots of photos. You can see flowers from all over the world at http://flowersfromtoday.blogspot.com

17 comments:

  1. Great selections! I love the stunning white of the Frangipani ... love that Bromeliad bloom too, but the Caldwell Lily really caught my eye!

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  2. Great capture of the frangipani especially with the mantid on it. The Caldwell lily is new to me....all gorgeous blooms!

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  3. Beautiful picture of the Billbergia! I just listed those in our nursery, everyone should have them in their garden to enjoy those stunning flowers - they really stand out!

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  4. I do lobe frangipani and your bamboo header.

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  5. The Plumeria and Plumbago are my favorites here.

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  6. Beautiful flowers. That Franjipani is the master of disguise, attracting insects, no offer of nectar, just plain beauty!

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  7. Superb captures of your gorgeous, colorful flowers, as always! And always a beautiful way to begin my day! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  8. I'm really enchanted by this post, I love all flowers!
    Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

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  9. Oh lotusleaf, I am still waiting for the first flower from my frangipani. Yours is amazing!

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  10. Thats a lovely Assortment of beautiful flowers!

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  11. The insect on the flower of frangipani is sooo cute ! I just love it !

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  12. lovely capture of the mantid

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  13. I saw the plumbago growing through a fence. Was wondering what flower it was... now you have helped me identify it. Thank you.

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  14. Pretty flowers! Your Plumbago ahve a strong blue colour!

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  15. The pyramid bromeliad is very special and it is gorgeous. We used to play with these frangipani flowers when we were young. The matid look like it is wearing army fatigues. Happy holidays and I miss you!

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