Sunday, April 8, 2012

Today's Flowers- Flowers for a Blazing Summer

Lantanas flower happily even when the mercury reaches 35C. They don't seem to mind the sun, and will make do with a little water.
Ixoras too don't get bothered by the heat. They prefer dappled shade.
Jasmine flowers perfume my garden in the night. They actually prefer to be in full sun!
The different varieties of Amaryllis are happily blooming in all the gardens now. Soon their flowering season will be over, and they get ready to flower again in autumn.
You can see loads of flowers at Today's Flowers.

13 comments:

  1. Your lantana does not look like our nasty large shrub that has become a noxious weed in the warmer states further north. U would love to sniff at that jasmine.

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  2. Unfortunately Lantana is classed as an environmental weed here, and causes a lot of destruction of the natural habitat in the bushland surrounding us. While I certainly appreciate the beauty of its blooms, I cringe every time I see it! Lol! We spend hours trying to eradicate it.

    Still, I do appreciate how lovely the flowers are. The Jasmine looks spectacular and I can imagine how wonderful the perfume must be on a summer's evening.

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  3. The amaryllis flower twice a year for you? That is awesome! Here they are known almost exclusively as potted houseplants, diligently coaxed into bloom just once a year.

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  4. beautiful flower shots!
    thanks so much for sharing:)

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  5. That lantana is gorgeous! Not a common colour in our parts. Love the smell of that jasmine.

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  6. I always enjoy your beautiful flowers/captures for the day and these are no exception! Such beautiful colors!! Hope you've had a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  7. All beautiful flowers you have shared with us today. Thank you so much!

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  8. The lantana colour is not common here. Lovely Jasmine flower!

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  9. I like Lantana; but Ciro has released a bug to eradicate the wild Lantana in the bush, sometimes the garden varieties are affected and get ugly brown, but actually do not die. Jasmin, Ixora and Hippeastrum, as I call them belong to my favourites.

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  10. We also grow lantanas here in the summer lovely flowers. Thankyou for telling me about your Star of Bethlehem!

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