Sunday, October 11, 2009

October Blossoms - Mosaic Monday

Greetings from sunny Tucson, Arizona! We don't have any fall foliage in our yard, but I did find these flowers blooming in the garden this month:

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1. Ivy leaf Morning Glory (Ipomoea hederacea)
2. Cape honeysuckle (Tecoma capensis)
3. Pink Mexican Petunia (Ruellia brittoniana 'Chi Chi')
4. Beach Vitex (Vitex rotundifolia)
5. Pink Oleander (Nerium oleander)
6. Arizona Yellow Bells (Tecoma Stans)
7. Common Ruellia (Ruellia brittoniana)
8. Red Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia pulcherrima)
9. Dark Pink Oleander
10.White Oleander
11. Purple Trailing Lantana (Lantana montevidensis)
12. Orange Jubelee (Tecoma hybrid)
13. Cape Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata)

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33 comments:

ellen b said...

The mosaic is so pretty and the fact that you could label each flower is great!!

Teri C said...

These are all so beautiful!
I was reading back on the posts that I missed. Wow, really great ones!

Dishesdone said...

Gorgeous flowers. So colorful and pretty! Enjoyed your mosaic very much!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What a wonderful array of shapes and colors Diane. Each is so unique.

Kathy said...

What a beautiful mosaic! All of the blossoms are so pretty. I would exchange fresh blossoms like those for colored leaves any day! Have a beautiful new week...Kathy

Alicia said...

I love Tucson, it's so beautiful and the air is so clean there. I was born in Casa Grande AZ and lived in Eloy and Toltec. I remember many school trips to see the Arizona/Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson and Saint Xavier Mission.

Julie said...

Beautiful!!! Such a great array of plants and blooms!!!

Evelyn Howard said...

what lovely flowers!

grey like snuffie said...

What a wonderful mosaic...so nice that you labeled the flowers..I'm always wondering what others are planting.

Caroline said...

What beautiful flowers! I love how you tell us what they are too!

Gaelyn said...

I love them all. Nice mosaic Diane.

Arasu said...

It's nice to see many different kinds of beautiful flowers with different colors in one place. The flowers are well captured with different types of backgrounds.

jeannette stgermain said...

I love the different colors of oleander - here in Calif. they grow them a lot along the road - so colorful!

Tes said...

Hi Diane! Your mosaic is bursting with wonderful colors. Very creative! You even had the chance to name each one -real good! Lovely!

Loree said...

Hi Diane. Some of those flowers are familiar to me but I am impressed that you can name all the flowers.

Ebie said...

Beautiful mosaic! So kind of you to even add the names!

~JarieLyn~ said...

I llove how your mosaic has all these different colors. It is very pretty.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful mosaic, Diane! Even if you don't have colors of autumn, this bursting flowers are a joy to see for me..

Cher said...

those collection of flower photos are a treasure! and putting them together in a mosaic is a great idea! i must find time to do this when the school holiday begins.

Mary said...

Ooo, how pretty! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely images at Mosaic Monday. :)

Joyce said...

Colorful Mosaic and I love the fact that you identified them for me. We still have flowers here in Atlanta from the summer but they are quickly fading. Mother Nature is changing into Autumn here slowly but surely. Thanks for sharing.
Joyce

Zuzu said...

I enjoyed your mosaic very much (flower lover here), and appreciate your sharing their names. Some are new to me!

Have a great day!
Zuzu

Jen said...

Love it! I can't wait to get out there next week!

yoon see said...

Wow! This mosaic is super beautiful.
I love the 1st, 2nd 11th and 12th a lot!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

not only beautiful... but wow the work you did to make it so helpful as well.

Thanks so much for sharing i loved 21!!

If you get a chance I would love for you to stop and say hi.

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Brenda said...

Hey, you've got a lot of pretties still blooming! Lucky girl!
Brenda

Regina said...

Such a lovely mosaic!

Have a nice week.

Margaret Ann said...

Ahh it is so lovely to see these blooms...love the mosaic! :)

Salitype said...

what lovely collection of flowers you have. i can imagine bees and butterflies a constant visitors!

lovely mosaic, i need to learn how to do that!!!

Sharon said...

I found the colors of flowers so vibrant when I was in Tucson. Yours are spectacular. Thanks for sharing. Sharon

rainfield61 said...

It is a great task for me to identify their names, you certainly have vast knowledge on this.

They are beautiful. That's why "as beautiful as flower" is always said by us.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What gorgeous flowers! Your mosaic is lovely. I have many family members that live in AZ ...I love to visit your state!

Carol said...

Very pretty!