Flower of the Day – 10.11.18

Cee’s shots of the gladiolus have this wonderful effect of popping out of the page this morning! Here is a shot from the arboretum. Enjoy!

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Such gorgeous amaryllis. 😀

  2. Beautiful indeed 😊❤️

  3. Lwbut says:

    Beautiful Daylillies today! (Hemerocallis)

    and you’re welcome! 😉

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Lol, You’re my encyclopedia for flowers😆

  4. Lwbut says:

    Hmmm…. after reading Cee’s comment i am inclined to agree! Hemerocallis are a member of the lily family, Amaryllis are a different family altogether and are called lillies – but they ain’t!

    They sure look like them though! 😉

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Yes, I was thinking about calling them red lilies, but that would be presumptuous of me🙄.

      1. Lwbut says:

        Many botanists appear to have been presumptuous it would seem!!! 😉

        There are VERY fine lines distinguishing plant types… and they frequently can change!? 🙂

      2. theresaly520 says:

        So if a plant mutated due to certain environmental factors, I’m guessing that would make it more difficult to identify.

      3. Lwbut says:

        Exactly! – it might even become an entirely new species that needs it’s own taxonomy?
        I have poppies i cannot easily fit with the known examples i can find on Google? Maybe the professionals can, but i can’t. 🙂

  5. iScriblr says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!❤

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Definitely! I went when there was this amazing Chihuily exhibit. Glass blown sculptures were all over the gardens. All these flowers were beautiful!😊

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