garden photography: in a spin

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. Jude – I actaually did a flower portrait yesterday before seeing this post and will link up soon – I too love aloe architecture but wish they were kinder to the touch as they do invite it with all those curves

  2. I hope you’re travelling well and having an enjoyable journey to Jo – I’ve only just remembered there’s an Edinburgh meeting.

    This is a great photo – spikes and texture and colour, and of course whorls.

  3. 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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