Sunday, February 28, 2010

Flowers from Today - Magic Bells Kalanchoe


Magic Bells Kalanchoe
Kalanchoe 'Magic Bells'
(kal-un-KOH-ee)
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Still working on the flower pictures I took in Hawaii here are a couple more. The Magic Bells Kalanchoe has been featured on his site before on Sunday, April 26, 2009, for Today’s Flowers ironically. It was a lot more fun trying to get the image when the Kalanchoe was growing outside in a rather large colony. The little bit of red on the buds really looks nice in a natural setting as opposed to the greenhouse where it was spotted before.

Bird of Paradise
Strelitzia reginae
(stre-LITZ-ee-uh) (ree-JIN-ay-ee)
Synonym: Crane Flower
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This second flower is known by almost everyone. It appeared a little different to me with the way he two blue petals were extended. I am not sure if that is the way all BoP are or it was a little different. It is always exciting for me to see this flower and this one was beautiful with the morning sunshine on it. I am not sure what it is about he Hawaiian sun but it’s light seems to make everything look a little more flattering and easier to take a picture of.

Orchid
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This final photo is of one of the more unusual Orchids we saw in our trip to the Islands. It was probably the most green colored one I have ever seen. Last week was the first Sunday I had missed posting to this meme in a long time. I truly missed everyone’s flowers but was a little incapacitated. I am continuing to make progress towards full health with a new regime of medications and a good set of doctors who seem genuinely concerned with getting me back to normal. Please excuse my typing as for some reason I am difficulty typing exactly what is on my mind. It isn’t that weird that my finer motor skills are not up to par. I have been assured that everything should be good to go when the gardening season starts. There hasn’t been a season that I have been more ready for in my 30-year career as a professional gardener. Each flower that I am going to grow this year is going to be special.

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16 comments:

JJ said...

Love the green orchids and the bird of paradise but not so keen on those bells. They look like something out of science fiction.
Great photos though
JJ

Cher' Shots said...

WOW... all of these flowers are beautiful and quite exotic! I'm still trying to get just "everyday" flowers to thrive. lol

Sandy Kessler said...

I'm always so buoyed with floral beauty when I visit you

Naturegirl said...

A delightful show of exotic flowers..I can only see in flower shops here in my snow covered world!The Kalanchoe resembles Asian eggplants!(you know those little ones that are a burgandy shade)

guild-rez said...

Just beautiful..
Your pictures and tropical flowers are wonderful.
Thank you for sharing.
We returned from our vacation with many tropical plant pictures!!
Perhaps you hav time to view my shots.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

DFP: Wonderful photos of your neat flowers, so exotic.

Misti said...

I am missing all of the tropical flowers right now, even if the invasive ones! LOL! Where is spring?

SandyCarlson said...

Oh, these are great. The orchids are really--wow--green. New to me. Thanks for this, DFP. And the bells and the bird....gorgeous.

Les said...

I admire your attitude about the whole thing.

Kala said...

As always, your flower shots are just lovely. And I agree about the way the sun shines in Hawaii - I think it is something to do with being closer to the Equator than here in North America.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful exotic flowers. my favorite is the bird of paradise.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Carletta said...

These are all lovely!
I do love your Bird of Paradise.

So sorry I'm late returning comments. Hope you're having a good week.

Same day flowers London said...

Birds of paradise are the nicest flowers available!!! i love the contrast of the orange and the blue together :)

Denise said...

Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful photos with Today's Flowers. I have never seen the Magic Bells Kalanchoe before. It's gorgeous but then so are your Orchids and the Bird of Paradise.

Modern Petals said...

Love the Kalanchoe flowers, so different, wish we could get that here in Calgary, Alberta.