Sunday, January 09, 2011

Cape Daisy


Cape Daisy
Osteospermum x hybrida ‘Crescendo Primrose’
(oss-tee-oh-SPUR-mum)
Synonym: African Daisy

It's a mixed bag on this site today. The first flower is a group of Osteospermum from the Crescendo series. As stated here before Osteospermum is a nice flower for the garden or containers. They seem to slow down a little in hot weather but other than that they are a joy to grow.

This next flower is kind of a rare variation on a popular flowering shrub here. The flowers are usually white but the pink and red varieties are up and coming. Generally one of the first shrubs to bloom here in the spring it always is a welcome sight. The flowers are fragrant and deer resistant. The evergreen foliage is nice in the winter often contrasting well with the snow.

Japanese Pieris
Pieris japonica 'Valley Valentine'
(pee-AIR-iss) (juh-PON-ih-kuh)
Synonyms: Andromeda, Lily of the Valley Shrub, Fetterbush


Today’s bonus flower is a black and white Vanda Orchid macro.


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17 comments:

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flowers. The last one is terrific.

lotusleaf said...

The Japanese Peiris is an unusual flower. I haven't seen it in India.

Randi said...

They are all very beautiful flowers. I love the Japanese Pieris.

chubskulit said...

So pretty!

My Flower entry, have a blessed Sunday!

Modern Mom said...

Beautiful shots!

My entry.

msdewberry said...

Oh, I miss daisies in my garden! These are gorgeous and prolific too!

Carver said...

These are all so beautiful. I like the variety in your post.

Gary said...

The flowers are beautiful, and you photograph them skillfully. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

SandyCarlson said...

Wonderful flowers. I love the lighting on that orchid, especially.

paris parfait said...

Lovely images of lovely flowers! I especially like the black-and-white shot.

Míriam Luiza said...

Amei as fotos e as flores!

Self Sagacity said...

I like the Japanese Pieris, do you know where I can get some in the US?

kanak7 said...

Not the kinds that we see here but so pretty! Love that pink on the Japanese Pieris.

Art of RetroCollage said...

The first one looks a lot like yellow Gerbera daisies.

Pat'sAdditon said...

Love the b/w orchid. I do plant out the primroses.

Kala said...

Those blossoms on the Japanese Pieris are so lovely!

eden said...

Such beautiful blooms. Love the cape daisy the most.