Thursday, October 16, 2008

Strawflowers in fall colors

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

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One of my favorite flowers are Strawflowers (Bracteantha brateata). I actually only discovered them a couple of summers ago. I had a hanging basket full of yellow blooms all that summer.


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So this spring I looked for some seeds when I went to plant. I found some and these are what grew from those tee tiny seeds.


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I’m always amazed at how they feel like dried flowers even while freshly blooming.


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37 comments:

  1. These are such beautiful flowers. Can you believe I've NEVER even heard of Strawflowers before? WOW!

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  2. Wow those are some crazycool flowers!!! And beautiful pictures too!!

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  3. Wow! I love the colors on that last shot.
    Beautifully indicative of autumn.

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  4. Great photo... and I love these flowers. I don't think I've seen them before.... I need to plant some next year! They're so pretty!!!!

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  5. Tiaras & TantrumsOctober 16, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    very pretty blooms!!

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  6. Simply stunning. Any flowers that last as long as these get double points in my book. You photographed them beautifully!

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  7. Great photos, such a lovely set.

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  8. What amazing shots!! Seriously, now I know my skills suck!

    Happy PSF!

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  9. Those are stunning flowers! Since moving back to the midwest I'm finding that now some of my favorite flowers are actually fall bloomers! The Arizona desert doesn't have autumn, not like this!

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  10. Wow, those are really pretty and I won't even try to pronounce their "other" name. I think it's great that you knew it AND posted it. I like the lighter orange ones the best. So beautiful! *hugs*

    Please VISIT My PSF. Thanks!

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  11. Holy cow, Lisa, these are gorgeous!!! You truly have talent. But I've told you that before. :)

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  12. Thanks for stopping by my site. I hope you enjoyed! Your photography is outstanding. The flowers are so vibrant. What camera do you use? Stop by again.

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  13. Wow, Those flowers are beautiful.. and your photography skills are amazing..
    I have never even heard of these flowers before.. How sad is that..

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  14. I've never heard of these flowers either! They are very cool! Love 'em!! And thank you ever so much for the bling!!! I have to learn how to put another page on my blog with the bling on it....I lost all of it when I switched computers. Now I have to recreate it...But THANKS Lisa!!! Have a great weekend!!

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  15. They are beautiful! Ands so is your photography. They look a little like a flower we have here in Australia called a paper-daisy. I don't know their other name. I wonder if they're related.

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  16. Wow...gorgeous flowers. I can't grow anything, except for a Lucky Bamboo that I kept alive for a couple of years. Happy Friday!!

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  17. Hmm... I wonder if they would grow down here in Florida? Might have to pick some seeds up too.

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  18. dont know why you call it chaos... thats is some great photography...

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  19. Sometimes the blooms are more interesting to look at than the final flower...this is one of those times. Great shots!

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  20. these are beautiful! and beautifully photographed. :) thanks for the bling. i will be showing it off soon! :)

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  21. I have not seen these. Mums are so popular in OK, I will have to look around for these!

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  22. I've never seen those before. I wonder if they'll grow here in the heat. Great shots as usual and I love the colors!

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  23. Those are some super awesomely beautiful photos!!!!

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  24. What beautiful flowers. Makes me want to save up all the more for an SLR camera.

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  25. What a beautiful flower. I don't know that I've ever seen them - or at least seem them and knew what I was seeing. :)

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  26. I've never seen these before but they are gorgeous and your pics are amazing!

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  27. Awesome pics. You made me feel like I could just reach through my computer and smell those beautiful flowers. Nice work

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  28. Those remind me of my days as a young girl!! We used to grow them in our garden and make decorative balls with them.

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  29. So pretty! I've never seen those before!

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  30. Hi Lisa, These are absolutely stunning! :)

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  31. Picture # 2 is my favorite! I love the richness of color! Strawflowers are beautiful! How big are they?

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  32. These are sooooo gorgeous! I have never heard of these flowers either! Great work!!

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  33. What lovely floral images and how fun to learn about Strawflowers today! I’m not sure I’ve ever seen or heard of them before.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  34. All so lovely! The bottom brownish one is my favorite.

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