Monday, October 25, 2010

Wow Tropical Waterlilies

This photo is why I just love my G11 camera! These are from Sunday's walk in Sara P Duke Gardens on a beautiful sunny day.

Tropical Waterlily 'Lindsey Woods'

Tropical Waterlily 'Panama Pacific'

Mosaic Plant (Ludwigia sedoides)
This is the Duke Gardens tropical waterlily garden. It was totally sunny and getting a real good photo was not possible. Without the sun the above waterlilies would not have been blooming, so one or the other.

Soon I'll post some other photos from my Duke Gardens visit. Lots of camellias in bloom and maybe 20 I'd not seen blooming before. I did get a few photos of seeds on the camellia plants too. At least 2 japonicas were in bloom as well as many hybrids and sasanquas.
 Also autumn crocus, hardy tapioca, a new lantana that was awesome and several anemones to name a few.
 Camellia sasanqua 'Maidens Blush'
The main path down the center of the garden was lined  for 150 foot with Maiden's Blush planted on both sides about every 6 foot with a 10 foot tall plant. Each 10 foot camellia had hundreds of blooms on them it was really something.

10 comments:

Hazel said...

Absolutely beautiful lilies and amazing photography. I love your blog!

Cyndy said...

Great captures, especially given the sunny conditions! I loved these gardens when I visited a few years back - you make me want to plan another visit.

fer said...

What an amazing photo of the waterlilies!

Caroline Gill said...

Fabulous - and I love that mosaic plant!

Carol said...

Well the sun did in fact give you some great lighting for your fabulous water lily shots Randy! Gorgeous! It sounds so lovely there and without the heat too. I would love to walk along that main path. I was there once but in the winter . . . though still very lovely then. Looking forward to your next post. ;>)

keewee said...

I want a pond now, so I can have some lovely waterlilies. Oh well! dreams are free. *grin*

Meredehuit ♥ said...

Impressive photo skills and a lovely blog. So glad you visited my post as now I've found yours! Looking forward to visiting again!

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Fabulous! That first photo of Lindsey Woods almost looks like a Monet!

Gail said...

Love, love, love "Maiden's Blush"! The water lilies are pretty cool, too, gail

Andrea said...

That mosaic plant is awesome, haven't seen it in this part of the world and other worlds i have happened to see.