Showing posts with label night bloomer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label night bloomer. Show all posts

Monday, November 9, 2009

Geranium and har singhar flowers

Although It has been a while the fall plantings are done, still some late summer bloomers are going all the way into november. And that includes sweet almond vebena, moon flower, sad tree, murraya and rain lilies. Okay i admit the first winter/spring bloomer in my garden is geranium. Sadly pelargoniums are not common here although they suit better to our climate. so here they go. And dont forget to visit Lisa's Chaos for other macro picks

Zephyranthes candida white rain lily
Zephyranthes candida white rainlily
Zephyranthes candida white fairy lily
moon flower ipomoea alba
moon flower ipomoea alba
skipper moth lahore
sweet almond verbena Aloysia virgata

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lensing moon flowers at night

Ipomoea alba also known as moonflowers bloom in my garden in september. This time i bought the seeds and sowed myself. These are large seeds and i love sowing large ones as they germinate more readily and easily then the smaller ones. I planted them along with morning glory seeds. Although they have just started blooming but they are still not in full rhythm. When they come to their own, their speed of bloom opening is so fast you can make a video of around 40 seconds from start till end.

Until october arrives, they do not open fully till dark. so i had to capture them in dark as well. now this is not easy lensing them after dusk but i did manage to get few pics worth posting.
moon flower ipomoea alba

In above picture you can see buds of morning glory along with moon flowers. In morning i enjoy morning glory blooms and at dask, fragrance of moon flowers fill the air. although my datura wins the competition of fragrance but still moonflowers have their own subtle citrus fragrance.
white morning glory night blooming fragrant

This last picture paid my efforts. this is one of macro shots and i had not thought a night macro shot would come so good. and this is not all, capturing a flower 15 feet high in the air while i was almost hanging in the air with trembling hands going for a macro shot, that was pure fun. I really enjoyed this pic.
ipomoea alba moon flower lahore

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