Monday, March 8, 2010

Layia platyglossa,iceland poppy and ranunculus flowering


Iceland poppies are my favorite as far as delicacy is concerned. We had few rains last week and weather was just superb, chilly to be precise. This made our spring last few week more.
 
Isn't  she loaded with pollen?

This ranunculus i grew from tubers/corms and what a wonderful display it is. There are 5 more buds coming and i will post separate on them.
  
Just love the color of this seed raised dahlia.
  
Tidy tips (Layia platyglossa) is a popular annual here.I love the bicolor flowers. Local name is desi gendi.
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20 comments:

jay said...

That's a great bee photo!! And I loooove the colour of the ranunculus, and the dahlia too! I particularly like the rumpled look of the dahlia petals. :)

Manang Kim said...

It looks like the bees will soon be very busy. That's a lot of pollen. And it's a great shot too!

The petal

Noelle said...

Your photography is so beautiful. I especially love the pink color of the ranunculus. I look forward to seeing your future post.

Christina. Sweden said...

Wonderful flowers, here its all snow still....

Johnny Nutcase said...

these are all beautiful- i like the bee one best, but i do really love poppies, such cool flowers. Lovely, all of them!

Kala said...

They are all lovely but the ranunculus shot is my favorite. :)

awarewriter said...

A lovely series of fine images. I won't pick a favorite because they are all so good.

Tammie Lee said...

each photo is a lovely tribute to life and such a delight to see amongst our snowy winter.

foto CHIP *Birgitta* said...

I also love the colors of your dahlia - so beautiful flowers - make me long so much after spring and summer :)

Amy said...

Those are all so beautiful! That is a spring delight!

Amanda said...

They are all so beautiful! You have a great green thumb!

moorebloglife said...

Hey Garden Geek! Great Macro shots the bee shot....stellar! Judging from the Tidy tips I am thinking you live in California? That is one of out local wildflowers. Don't mean to be nosy, just love your florals and would love to know a bit more about you and your local!

leavesnbloom said...

superb photo of the bee Garden Geek! and how wonderful that dahlia seedling has turned out to be - very eye catching indeed. Btw I voted for you a few weeks ago - hope the voting is going well!

Mona said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the dahlia. And it's great fun to see the bee covered with pollen. When spring comes the bees have a lot to do!

Andree said...

Simply gorgeous! I can't wait till our flowers come (not for a few more months) and I can shoot them again.

Kathy said...

I keep looking at that dahlia picture. It is one for the books!

Muhammad khabbab said...

@Moorebloglife - I live in pakistan and tidy tips are not native here. They are spring annuals only. But reseed themselves and come back again.

Wendy said...

THese are gorgeous blooms. I love ranunculus. Yay for macro monday!

Antigonum Cajan said...

Somehow, my interest
in flowers are never
away from their foliage.

Thus Frangipani, Turneras,
Merremia quinquefolia,
Clitoria ternatia and Bauhinia
to name five of the 120 species in
my tropical collection are
my favorites...

Nice blog...until then...

witchymee said...

That is the most beautiful Dahlia I have ever seen! Your pics are outstanding.

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