Monday, August 2, 2021

BLOOMING UPCLOSE

   TECOMA  after a rain storm 

I found the charger for my Panosonic Lumix camera. It is not one of those professional cameras that does all sorts of fine adjustments. It is basically my “idiot box” that comes with a good zoom function. These photos are no way near some of my bloggers that catch all the intricate details in butterflies and dragon fly wings. Here’s me zooming in on the flowers in my garden -  RED BUTTON GINGER (COSTUS WOODNII). During the Chinese Rabbit year, these were a sell-out cos' of the rabbit ears.

BIRD'S NEST FERN WITH SPORES ON THE UNDERSIDE OF FRONDSMALAYSIAN MATCHSTICK BANKSIA
 PURPLE SHOWERS (RUELLIA SIMPLEX)
It is difficult to get blue flowers here, so mauve it is.
YLANG YLANG (CANANGA ODORATA) -used in making perfume.


 The young flowers are green and hard to see, but they gradually 
turn yellow with a fragrance.
DESERT ROSE (ADENIUM OBESUM) has posionous sap.

BOUGAINVILLEA, I have three different colours.
Red wine ALLAMANDER
Yellow ALLAMANDA, all parts considered toxic. 
WISHBONE (TORENIA FOURNIER) in blue magenta; FIRE CRRACKER (CROSSANDRA)

FRANGIPANI (PLUMERIA) in 2 tones.Plumeria rubra (red) frangipani.
My brilliant buttery FRANGIPANI is always a traffic stopper.
Scarlet LILIES that bloom maybe once in 2 years!

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowers, thanks for sharing.

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    1. TQ, lots of time during lock down to care for my garden.

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  2. I'm used to using Young Living Oil Ylang ylang, for relaxing my mind. But this is the first time I realized the flower shape 😅.

    Good photos... Even though I'm not familier with most of the flowers.

    The shape of Torenia Fournier reminds me of butterfly pea (bunga Telang in Indonesian). Tapi after browsing , apparently Torenia Fournier is one of edibles flowers :), same like butterfly pea.

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    1. What a conincidence, I also use the Young Living Collection of oils, love their pepermint. Thanks for info about Torenia, I am quite surprised they can be eaten like .the butterfly pea

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  3. A great burst of colour to start my day!

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    1. I hope these colours stay on in my garden for some time more.

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  4. You've taken such beautiful photos and framed them so nicely! I love seeing all the flowers you have there. Enjoy your week!

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    1. Thank you, lucky I found my panasonic charger to enable the zoom app

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  5. Fantastic blooms.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. Just lucky all the flowers are blooming but they will fade soon, Dora.

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  6. You take good photos with your camera. Beautiful and colourful blooms from your garden.

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    1. Thanks Nancy, I have to water daily with this hot season, hope the rains come soon

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    1. TQ, I will have these flowers that will last for another 2 weeks.

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  8. Your pictures and flowers are gorgeous! I love the raindrop accents that happen naturally. :)

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  9. You got a lot of plants bloomed in your garden, and your photos aren't less in anyways. I like the beautiful framework in each photo.

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  10. Pues a mi me gustan estas fotos con la Lumix, están llenas de color y el post es realmente bueno. Enhorabuena Kestrel, un abrazo desde España.

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    1. Yes, lots of colour in my garden for now. TQ

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  11. la primera foto con las gotas de agua es una pasada

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  12. Your camera did great - i love the flowers and a few of them I hope to maybe sketch ...like the plumeria. I have a lumix also - just the bridge camera not the real expensive ones. I like it well enough and I don't have the patience anyway to learn how to use one with all the bells and whistles. Have a nice week.

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