Macro Monday #89

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Alstroemeria are tuberous perennials originating from South America. Commonly known as Peruvian Lilies or lily of the Incas. Beautifully spotted and marked perennials  in a whole range of colours including bright reds and oranges they will flower between June and October.




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  1. restlessjo says:

    Peruvian lilies- doesn’t that sound nice! 🙂 🙂 I sometimes pick them up with cut flowers from Aldi- lowering the tone. 🙂 Happy Monday! Hope you’re out there wandering.

  2. pommepal says:

    That reminds me, I used to have some, but they seem to have disappeared so pretty too

    1. Heyjude says:

      Funny how that happens. I am just off to a nursery to collect some plants for my bee and butterfly bed. Decided to go for larger, but more expensive plants, so they can withstand any S&S attacks.

      1. pommepal says:

        Good idea sometimes it saves money in the long run as you won’t, hopefully, have to replace the eaten ones

  3. in my view this is the best of the Alstroemeria colours you have captured so very well – the only trouble is they have a name I can never quite recall

  4. shoreacres says:

    They’re one of my favorite cut flowers: partly because they last such a long time, as well as being graceful and beautiful.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I have never grown these, but they do look very exotic and I like the darker ones too.

  5. They are pretty. I’ve heard of Peruvian lilies but never grown any.

  6. BeckyB says:

    oh this is so beautiful, and a fabulous photo too

  7. Oooh, I have some of them in the house just now. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      They do seem to be the choice of florists, long lasting I believe.

      1. I’ve found that they last a lot longer than some cut flowers. 🙂

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