Sunday, March 20, 2011

Flowers of sophora, ranunculus and california poppy

California poppy is favorite among bees as well. It is a drought tolerant as compared to iceland poppies. Most common color is this yellow one.

And they look great in masses.


Sophora secundiflora with synonym Calia secundiflora also called shama here. One of most fragrant flowers i have ever come across. Fragrance is just like grape sode and resembles hyacinth. Bees love it too. Fragrance wafts in the air. A slow growing plant, it takes some time to reach flowering height. The other species common in lahore is sophora tomentosa with yellow flowers but with no fragrance. This Shot is taken in lawrence gardens lahore.


Ranunculus grown from corms/tubers. Blooming right under my neem tree.


Just another bee trying to get inside this blue flower. Any help with the ID will be appreciated.


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17 comments:

Luna Miranda said...

these are fabulous! excellent photos.

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Nance said...

I love your photography! They are all amazing shots on lovely flowers!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photos and flowers. The poppies are one of my favorites, I love them.

Liz said...

Beautiful shots.

Have a fabulous week!

My Mellow Yellow.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

Please come see my flower, have a great week ahead.

Kala said...

Gorgeous colors and details. Well done again!

Cecilia Artista said...

Beautiful flowers and great shots!

clavs said...

wow! I like the yellow flower...
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GrandmaK said...

What grand and beautiful pictures! The colors are so wonderful the closeups of the bees are very well done! Have a great day! Cathy

A Garden of Threads said...

Flowers that attract the pollinators are the best. Great shots.

Stephanie V said...

What fabulous photos! My fave is the ranunculus. Beautiful.

Anne said...

Those are lovely stunning flowers. It is so relaxing to the eyes
Mellow Yellow Monday

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

California poppies are always so bright and cheerful!

A TOUCH OF THE GOLD

They say just a touch of the gold
Will make even timid ones bold;
Try yellow, not blue,
And bright amber too—
And don’t be left out in the cold!


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Shobha said...

All I can say is WOW... WOW ....WOW !

Amazilngly beautiful...

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Having joined Mosaic Monday this week I am now enjoying blog hopping around the world admiring everyone else's beautiful photography and gaining inspiration. It cheers me when so much of the world around us is in turmoil for one reason or another.

I am also a keen gardener so I love the name of your blog and those photos are beautiful.

Donna Heber said...

Stunning flower photos! Wonderful photography.

Hannah PNW said...

Lovely photos! I wish I had a camera/lens that could take bees like that. Your last photo is not a bee but a fly that imitates a bee. There are several of these flies, like Syrphid, Tachinid, and Drone. They have short stubby antennae instead of long ones with elbows like a bee, fly eyes and mouthparts, which usually stick out for me, and only 2 wings instead of 4 like a bee. They usually prey upon or parasitize bad insects, so are good insects. I am always amused to see them.

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