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Weekly Photo Find: African Dog Rose

Although I have featured this plant before, I thought its flowers decorative enough for another look. The African Dog Rose has elegantly showy flowers. Continue reading “Weekly Photo Find: African Dog Rose”

Weekly Photo Find: Woodland Freesia

These tiny freesias pop up in unexpected places in the garden. In the wild they thrive in the shade in forests, woodlands or thickets. Continue reading “Weekly Photo Find: Woodland Freesia”

Weekly Photo Find: Wild Iris Portrait

Another flower portrait this week. The popularity of the flowering wild iris, Dietes grandiflora, is well deserved. Continue reading “Weekly Photo Find: Wild Iris Portrait”

Weekly Photo Find: Golden crown of stamens

A flower portrait this week, the lovely flower of the Curry Bush (Hypericum revolutum). Continue reading “Weekly Photo Find: Golden crown of stamens”

September: Flower Portrait

Capturing the beauty of a single bloom is the theme for the Garden Photography Challenge for September. In response to the request from Jude to showcase a flower that you are particularly fond of or one that is unusual, here is my photo of a single flower of the Barringtonia racemosa, often referred to as the Powderpuff tree, for obvious reasons. In South Africa, this tree occurs naturally along the edges of coastal swamps, estuaries and rivers on the eastern seaboard of KwaZulu-Natal and north into Mozambique.   Continue reading “September: Flower Portrait”

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