During September I want to see your favourite flowers.

(This month I’m looking at flower portraits – showcase a flower that you are particularly fond of or one that is unusual)

Spiral Aloe (Aloe polyphylla) is a species in the genus Aloe that is endemic to the Kingdom of Lesotho in the Drakensberg mountains. It is well known for its strikingly symmetrical, five-pointed spiral growth habit. Wikipedia

I am very fond of succulents and by moving to Cornwall where frost and extreme cold is rare (crosses fingers) I hope to grow some of these architectural plants in my garden.


If you would like to join in with Garden Photography then please take a look at my Garden Photography Page. No complicated rules🙂

  • Create your own post and title it SeptemberFlower Portrait
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Add the tag “GardenChallenge” so everyone can find the posts easily in the WP Reader
  • Get your post in by the end of the month, as the new theme comes out on the first Sunday in October.
  • Please visit the sites in the comments to see what others are posting.

37 thoughts on “garden photography: in a spin

      1. Eventually – wifi is pretty erratic and we are travelling one day and exploring the next so not much time to sit and blog. I shall have enough photos for the next year I think, or sat least all of the winter!

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  1. Great shot! I’m growing to love this kind of plant too – and I see I need not have worried about using a filter. When I hear the words flower portrait, my mind goes straight back to Redouté style single rose stems, so I’ve been looking for one of those – without too much luck as I’ve never had the confidence to take one!

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      1. Thanks for the e. Shame we couldn’t coordinate better 😦 We were a day ahead of you in Durham. Gloom has descended this morning. I think the picnic’s over kiddo! 🙂 I’ve only seen Alnwick Water Gardens in the rain and they were still stupendous. Wish you luck with the driving into Edinburgh. 🙂

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    1. Yes a shame the weather has changed today, I have been looking forward to seeing these gardens. Oh, well. As for driving in Edinburgh I shall rely on the trusty SatNAv. She’s done OK so far apart from thinking we were in a field around Doncaster!


      1. Just come in from t’ai chi (one legged version 🙂 )and it’s definitely a day for cosying up with a book. Hairdressers this afternoon so I’m immaculate for you- but grey! 😦 ). Did you find one? I’ve left you another e but nothing of consequence 🙂


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