Friday, March 11, 2016

TODAY'S FLOWERS #390 - March 11th, 2016


Today's Flowers opens up on Friday at 12.00 a.m., and closes the following Thursday at 11.00 p.m.   More information about this meme can be found here.



I am still sharing what I found while on vacation in December 2015 and January 2016.



I can't identify most of the plants and flowers here.  I do know that below is the flower of a banana plant.  I have seen them for sale in our local Asian food market but have not searched on how one would prepare it for eating. 








I recognize the Heliconia in the top middle photo below.



Today's Flowers was created by Luiz Santilli, Jr. Thank you Luiz!  I am now its host. 


 
I am also linking with the following memes as they become available, with my thanks to our hosts.  Please click on their names to visit other participants.

Hetty at Tuinverhalen (Garden Stories)
Nick at Floral Friday Fotos
Aquariann at Flower Friday
Judith at Mosaic Monday

40 comments:

  1. I recognize the 2nd red seed plant. We called it the Lipstick plant in Hawaii. Here's the address to Wikipedia:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bixa_orellana

    The scientific name would be bixa orellana.

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  2. that first plant looks amazing! love all these tropical-looking plants! have a beautiful weekend!

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  3. ... and it's still so delightful to see, what you found, Denise!

    Have a great Weekend ... Frauke

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  4. You have a beautiful collection of flowers. I can recognize most of them. Thank you for hosting.

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  5. Hi Denise,
    wonderful photos of this very special leaves and flowers. The mosaic is beautiful !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  6. Heisann, wonderful post for this Friday. Have a nice weekend ;:OD)

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  7. I never knew about banana flowers or eating them.
    I am ever so sorry I deleted your comment on my blog I love comments but seem to delete them rather than publish OOPS (must try harder)

    xxx Don

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  8. Oh these are incredible photos it makes me yearn for spring even more. Beautiful B

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  9. Love the flowers and mosaics. Well done for taking over the meme.

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  10. Hello Denise, beautiful flowers and images. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  11. beautiful collage at the end. the first photo is really pretty and very interesting. looks like someone painted on the leaves. the bannaa is the leaves not the flowers, there are flowers under the pod leaves and each flower turns into a hand of 5 bananas. i have hundreds of photos of them on my blog..

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  12. The first plant is fascinating - I haven't ever seen leaves like that before. Thanks for sharing and hosting!

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  13. The patterns on the leaves in that first shot really catch my eye, Denise.

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  14. Gosh this is a dose of needed Spring!

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  15. Such a beautiful variety of flowers. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    hugs,
    Marie

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  16. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing.

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  17. Am always excited to see flowers I have never seen! The globe is a beautiful place full of unexpected discoveries! Thanks for hosting Denise! Had no idea how much work this is, now I'm doing it myself;) have a happy weekend!

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  18. Wonderful various leaves and blooms, Denise... Never seen before a flower of banana plant! So many aspects in gorgeous views & collages!
    Warm greetings and a great weekend ahead!

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  19. These are so interesting looking....and so pretty!

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  20. Love your mosaics. Thanks for hosting!

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  21. thank you for hosting this flower linky, I love the collages.

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  22. The so-called banana flower is just a bunch of bananas hidden inside. It falls apart when the bananas are fully grown and ready to be cut off and ripen in your kitchen.

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  23. The first leafy photo is beautiful.....and the banana flower is very interesting.....too pretty to eat I think!
    Thank you Denise.

    Have a happy weekend,
    Ruby

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  24. Pretty flowers and leaves! We finally saw some blooms this week... it's early for spring but I don't mind!

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  25. Så spennende planter og blomster !
    Nydelige.
    God søndag !

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  26. Tropical flowers are so different from those we grew up with! That makes it so hard to learn their names somehow ... It's like learning a new language almost! Beautiful pictures of these exotics! And I love the collage.

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  27. Denise, marvelous collage. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Just as pretty as can be!!... interesting and inspiring too!!

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  29. More beautiful tropical flowers, Denise! I like the fuzzy salmon-colored ones.

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  30. Some beautiful flowers here, and I do like your mosaics.

    All the best Jan

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  31. Beautiful flowers Denise. i am back from break with a flower surprise...spring has started!

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  32. oooooh denise, what a delight to see all these color and beautiful blooms on this dreary, rainy day!!!!

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  33. I didn't know banana flowers looked like that! I'll look for them next time I go to the JC Raulston Arboretum. There's a red velvet banana there.

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  34. Gratifying mosaic of colors.

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  35. Delightful shots and mosaics.
    Many thanks for taking part in the Floral Friday Fotos meme, Denise.

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