garden photography: little lanterns

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)

The Chilean Lantern Tree (Crinodendron hookerianum) is unsurprisingly a genus from Chile.  Crinodendron are evergreen shrubs or small trees, with leathery, dark green leaves and nodding, urn-shaped flowers in the leaf axils. It usually flowers May – August and is fairly hardy. I have one growing in my garden, but it only had three or four flowers this year, though at the time of writing this (end August) I have noticed several new flowers forming!

Chile lantern tree
Chilean lantern tree

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.

This is the last week to showcase your favourite flowers. Next month we will be looking at beautiful gardens – share with us what is special about your favourite garden. Don’t forget this can be your own garden or any garden from around the world. You can post one photo, or since I am very greedy, several photos from the garden. If it is a public garden then please include details of how to get there. I look forward to visiting new places with you.


29 Comments Add yours

  1. restlessjo says:

    Oh darn! September’s almost over and I haven’t begun to post my favourite flowers! What am I looking for in the Algarve for next month? 🙂 🙂 I bet you can’t wait to get back to see how these are doing, and all the rest. Doubt we’ll see much of you for a day or two. You’ll have the gardener’s hat on 🙂 🙂 Safe travels home!

    1. Sue says:

      Tut, tut, Jo! (September has passed me by in many ways, too!)

      1. restlessjo says:

        Well, you’ll have seen what I’ve done with most of mine, Sue. 🙂 Wishing you a great upcoming trip! Tomorrow?

        1. Sue says:

          Thanks Jo….Weds

    2. Heyjude says:

      There is still time to slip one in for me! Next month is gardens – any in the Algarve you can visit for me? There is an interesting one in Sintra that I never got to. Just saying…

      1. restlessjo says:

        I’m still scheming. Wonder if Mick would rather go back up Lisbon way, or Sevilla. I know the answer- neither! 😦 We’ll see. Definitely no posts after tomorrow’s walk because I haven’t time to reply to them. How you doing? Let loose in Shrewsbury or heading south?

  2. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I didn’t know they were Chilean Lantern trees, can you believe I only knew them as Crinodendron? Bonkers eh?

    1. Heyjude says:

      I didn’t know what they were until a couple of years ago!

  3. Oooh, very pretty! I particularly like the header photo, with the blue sky (I am a sucker for blue sky!).

    1. Heyjude says:

      Blue skies are good, got one today, but not sure this will last for the south-west tomorrow!

      1. I will keep my fingers crossed for good weather for you – but I have a horrible feeling that the rain is on its way. 😦

  4. Heyjude says:

    I just hope for it to be dry whilst driving. I loathe motorways in the rain – all that spray!

  5. Just beautiful! Thank you sharing.

  6. Tina Schell says:

    Gorgeous Jude – that second shot is amazing.

  7. Tish Farrell says:

    Stunning lanterns. The bloomed right out of my screen. Happy travels!

  8. So beautiful, Jude. I love that shade of red. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are lovely when in full flower like this one. Hope mine achieves that eventually! Not this year though.

  9. Vicky says:

    Some lovely favourite flowers you have shown us this month. Just sliding in with mine at the end of the month, my contribution:

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well I have been travelling around the UK all month and can’t quite believe that it is almost October! Thank you for the link.

      1. simoneharch says:

        Lucky you, that sounds lovely! Hope you visited some special places. Happy ‘fixing’ your garden – a month after my return I’m still catching up!!! But the hols definitely worth it.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Tackled some of the weeds today until it got a bit too wet, really need to mow the lawn!

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