26.11.10

The Balloon Flowers


Platycodon Grandiflorus is the scientific name but it is also called the balloon flowers because before they bloom, its close buds look like paper balloons.


It comes in 2 colors, bluish purple and white. And I'm happy to have both in my garden. Thanks to my niece who gave me the newest blooms in my garden.


 
Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?
James Montgomery



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39 comments:

  1. They are very pretty and your macros show them even more beautiful. I had just the blue one but the white looks more prettier. Those "swollen" buds are so interesting.

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  2. Have you noticed how the petals appear when the sun is shining through them? That is my favourite way to photograph them!
    I love the purple veins in the white petals!

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  3. Hi, gorgeous pictures.. these flowers are amazing.. i really liked.. you have nice pictures here.. I will keep coming over here to see this wonderful place.
    Saludos..

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  4. How interesting, I love that little balloon bud. Gorgeous purple color as well with those beautifully veined details on the petals.

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  5. These flowers are so pretty and look wonderful gathered together as a mosaic!

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  6. So beautiful... lovely colors! / Anna

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  7. I came back to answer you question about the raindrop reflection macro. It is easy, you can read about it at my tutorial here. I hope you'll like it.

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  8. this are beautiful they look like stars

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  9. Awww, so dramatic photos. They look balloons first then they just pop? I love the colors.

    My Flowers on Saturday post

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  10. love these kind of flowers they have a perfect name.

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  11. Wow, they are gorgeous! Beautiful color and great mosaic.

    Erika B

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  12. These are such delightful flowers....the shape and colors are wonderful!

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  13. They are really lovely, they look like star jasmine flowers.

    Great shot.

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  14. So beautiful! Love the close shots with those fine details!

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  15. Such a pretty contrast in colors. Your balloon flowers are gorgeous and so are your photographs. Thank you for sharing them.

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  16. They are beautiful flowers. And I love the two colors together. Wonderful mosaic.

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  17. Lovely shots. These flowers are a favorite in my garden.

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  18. aloha,

    beautiful blooms, i love these also, are you in australia where its spring?


    thanks for sharing, noel

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  19. Great shots of a beautiful flower.

    Gunilla in Sweden

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  20. A favorite perennial bloomer of mine as well... so much fun to "pop" the blooms for little children exploring the gardens... L

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  21. an amazing flower. marvelous shots!

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  22. Beautiful beautiful flowers and photos.

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  23. dropping by, te! your flowers are very pretty!!!

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  24. How beautiful your photos and at a time of year when we have no outside color. Thoroughly enjoyed them. I'm your newest follower.
    Cindy

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  25. What a lovely flowers. it make our house and place and world beautiful

    You may view my Blue Monday @ J&J

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  26. Love the bit of blue.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  27. So pretty. I miss summer and seeing these beauties in my garden.

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  28. Beautiful mosaic. Thanks for the flower fix. Take care:)

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  29. Love the blue balloon flowers. So unusual. Happy Blue Monday.

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  30. Nothing makes for a better post than flowers. Yours are very pretty especially the blues.

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  31. Beautiful flowers!! Happy Blue Monday.

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  32. Amei as fotos, as cores, tudo! Realmente maravilhoso!

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