Macro Monday #100

(click to enlarge to full size) This exotic looking Canna lily screams for attention with its rumpled vivid yellow and orange flowers amongst the spectacular green foliage with yellow-striped veins. A late summer / autumn flowering plant the Canna lily is a tender perennial which won’t survive the frosts, so dig up the bulb and…

Macro Monday #99

(click to enlarge to full size) Clerodendrum splendens (glory tree, flaming glorybower) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Clerodendrum of the family Lamiaceae, native to tropical Western Africa. It is a twining evergreen climber, growing to 3 metres (9.8 ft) or more, with panicles of brilliant scarlet flowers in summer. With a minimum temperature of 10 °C (50 °F), it…

Square in September

Becky from “A life of a 40 something” is posting a flower a day throughout September, in the square format. She’d love you to join her. day 17 Lysichiton camtschatcensis, common name Asian skunk-cabbage or white skunk cabbage, is a plant found in swamps and wet woods, along streams and in other wet areas of…

Square in September

Becky from “A life of a 40 something” is posting a flower a day throughout September, in the square format. She’d love you to join her. day 16

Square in September

Becky from “A life of a 40 something” is posting a flower a day throughout September, in the square format. She’d love you to join her. day 15  

Macro Monday #52

(click to enlarge to full size) Callistemon is a genus of shrubs in the family Myrtaceae, first described as a genus in 1814. The entire genus is endemic to Australia but widely cultivated in many other regions and naturalised in scattered locations. (Wikipedia)

Macro Monday #17

(click to enlarge to full size) I posted a black and white version of this flower a few weeks ago and thought maybe you’d like to see the original in colour.

Macro Monday #16

(click to enlarge to full size) I thought this might be the Flame Lily ( Gloriosa superba) before fully opened, but I am not so sure. Any ideas? In the glasshouse at RHS Wisley and definitely tropical. (With the opening of my new Cornish blog I have decided to  abandon the 60mm macro site and…