Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Daffodil bouquet-daffodil pictures-macro photos

Spring is my favorite season, though I hate the much rain and strong wind we usually have in this period of the year.
All the beautiful flowers and blossoms are beaten down by the rain but I just received this beautiful daffodil bouquet from a friend.

I can't just let them wilt in the vase, so I had to take some photos of them.
I'm not a big fan of indoor photography but it will do this time.

Here are a few macro photos and close-ups of these spring beauties.
Yellow daffodils-macro photo
White daffodil-macro photo
Daffodil bouquet
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Friday, April 08, 2011

Drumstick primrose-Primula denticulata

Drumstick primrose - Primula denticulata is an early spring primula.
Primulas are originating from mountainous areas of Europe and Asia and they are very popular garden flowers in many parts of the world.

Drumstick primula - is not exactly an elegant name for this beautiful flower but it describes exactly how the flower looks like. In April stout flower stalks are pushing up through the bare soil which grow to between 10 and 40cm. On top of the flowers stalk the small flowers are arranged in a ball-shaped cluster.

In the wild, Drumstick primrose grows in wet, open meadows with flowers of a soft purple color with a yellow eye.
Primula denticulata-Drumstick primrose
The cultivated varieties, in shades of lavender, through purple, red, pink and white flowers put on a spectacular display in April and May.
Though the leaves are small and just starting to grow when the plant is flowering, they enlarge and can grow up to 30cm long taking up much room.
White Drumstick primrose-Primula denticulata macro
Like any primrose, Drumstick primrose likes moist soil. As soon as the soil dries out, they immediately start to droop their leaves, asking for water.
Purple Drumstick primrose flowers-Primula denticulata
This hardy perennial looks attractive planted in groups combined with daffodils, tulip sand other spring flowers, in borders and small flower beds.
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