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Flower Power....

I've been cleaning house a little bit [on the laptop] and decided since I am always camera ready for flower photos when I'm out and about, and I have tons of Springtime wildflower photos, I'd share some here today...


This is a native bush that flowers in the spring. When I see them in bloom, I know that the hummingbirds and during migration, all species of orioles, are near by.  The Coral Bean Bush [in order to propagate this bush, the red beans must be severed and soaked first --or so I was told].



Mexican Hat


I believe the blue blossom is Larkspur...and the red is salvia


Winecup


Larkspur with upside down sunflower [silverleaf sunflower]


...and one summer flower in bloom...


Texas Spiderlily [red blossom is turk's cap]


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  1. The Spider Lily is weirdly spooky. What kind of bug is this on the flower? It has a red face and is REALLY creepy! The Larkspur and winecup are gorgeous!!

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    1. I think it was just a fly of some kind & the red is reflection.

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  2. Such beautiful flowers! Happy Monday!

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  3. Good Morning and happy Monday! Oh, these are lovely flowers. I especially find the Mexican Hats attractive. The little hummer is cute too. I have hummers visiting my butterfly bush currently.

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    1. The hummers have left our area...they'll return in the Fall tho, and I look forward to their passing thru.

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  4. Such pretty flowers. I really like thos Mexican hats

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  5. Hello Anni,

    Beautiful flowers and images. I really love the Spiderlily! Take care! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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    1. I think they're pretty too. Especially against a wooden fence.

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  6. Love your blooms. Flowers bring such joy into our lives. Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

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  7. The first two are very common around here in especially in The Preserve where all the birds are. I love that Spider Lily looking thing. I got all excited thinking that you were cleaning house and then you said on the laptop haha on that I'm not doing house or laptop in fact it's not the laptop it needs to be cleaned it's the desktop. And I really need to do that and some real house work

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    1. I just walk past dirt, grime, dust in the house these days.

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  8. Today the bean photo is my very favorite! Nice selection overall.

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  9. beautiful Mexican hat, Wine cup and larkspur....love them.

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  10. That Spider Lily gets most unusual. Really interesting. My hummers are still here and keeping me busy though not as busy as past years. Numbers are down by at least 50%. Hope that is not an omen.

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    1. Here, the #s are less in our yard too.

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  11. Oh such delightful and gorgeous wildflowers.
    I didn't know the names of most of them...love the spider lily and the "bowing" sunflower.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Sue

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  12. They are beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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  13. I envy those who know so many names of birds and flowers as I was trained more in langes, literature and playing musical instruments ents I was only able to get a very basic instruction in horticulture and my eyesight being poor since birth also limited my sight and sound I’d of very local birds around me. I did a bird study in Guides and was stunned by the number of black feathered ones all differentiated by whisks of colour on belly or wings or throat.. Nature is so spectacular .
    Lovely post.

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    1. I lived with a father who was a farmer/avid gardener. He was a good teacher.

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  14. Those are beautiful photos! The spider lilies are amazing!

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  15. Love this post. I can never get too many flowers. Each one has a special beauty.

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  16. Such amazing and breaattaking photo! Thank you for sharing!

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  17. Spring seems to be such a short season! So many flowers cannot stand the heat. Lovely photos!

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    1. Roses are the hardest challenge in our south Texas heat.

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  18. What a way to clean house! Spring time flowers are the very best!

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    1. Yes, they are...the best time of year for wildflowers.

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  19. Some of those I've never seen before. I actually really like that spider lily! :-)

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  20. Beautiful. Love the spring time flowers. Always wished they lasted longer!!

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  21. I had not heard of or saw the Texas Spiderlily...I so love that. Is it a wildflower/weed? I would never call it a weed if I had it. Guess I will go google it. Oh, the others are beautiful, too.

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    1. By the plant, I think it may be a tuber? Jus a guess.

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  22. Wow! Such pretty photos today! I never heard of the spiderlily - it's very unusual.

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  23. Love the coral bean plant, but just don't eat the seeds...they are very poisonous! I didn't know you had to split them to get them to grow...I tried to grow some at our last house, and they never came up, so that is why. I just planted the beans as they were. But they grow wild all along the sides of the roads in the woods, and I don't see anyone splitting those beans! LOL! "Mother Nature" must know how to do it! Love your flower pictures...all so lovely. Thank you for sharing them with us.

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    1. They probably split naturally...like you say, mother nature.

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  24. Great post, and your photos and wit have a whole lot of power too! Enjoy your week.

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