Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ruby Tuesday - Scarlet Ribbon








Proteacea
Leucospermum
"Scarlet Ribbon"


Native to South Africa, this shrub blooms in the Winter and Spring. It grows up to eight feet high and four to five feet wide. It is pink and salmon in color with blooms that also include a feature that looks like tiny red ribbons. It needs full sun exposure and is deer tolerant. I love coming across all of these exotic plants in the gardens. I've been taking more time in jotting down names and descriptions. I no longer run around like a crazy person just snapping away :D



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43 comments:

*MrsMartinez* said...

wow that's a very pretty flower! I have never seen one like it!
xoxo

rainfield61 said...

You are now more and more knowledgable, and will be an expert later.

Bangchik said...

What's beautiful to our eyes is more beautiful to the eyes of bees and butterflies. Luckily camera makes it possible for us to view through their eyes... very fascinating! ~bangchik

Willa said...

I've never seen such a beautiful flowers before..simple wow!

Delphyne said...

Wow! They look like colorful sea urchins!! Beautiful and Happy RT!!

Stephani said...

Wow, that is amazing! It really does look like red ribbons!

Glynis said...

What a wonderful plant! Great photographs.

ilanadavita said...

I think my parents brought some back from South Africa more than 3O years ago. Lovely!

reg said...

That is just over the top beautiful. I have never seen a pic of this before, Thanx for sharing it

betchai said...

oh wow, i saw this also in some parks here Jo, but do not know the name and always wonderd what the name is, thanks to you. you took great shots,the first one is very eye catching.

Felisol said...

Beautiful,marvelous,gorgeous scarlet ribbons shot by a capable red hunter.

Ann said...

oh my that's fascinating, i just love the look of it. Those really do look like little red ribbons on it.

Angies Photos, Blogs, etc. said...

Love, love the first one! I like your new template too!

Angela said...

What a beautiful and unusual flower. Wonderful pics. I've never seen those before. Thanks for sharing:)

RNSANE said...

I have often seen proteus at flower shops. I think this one looks like candy! Beautiful pictures, Jo.

Rebecca said...

THe close up shot is amazing.

dawn said...

What an interesting plant! It really does look like a satin ribbon.

LOL@ I no longer run around like a crazy person just snapping away :)

Diane AZ said...

Your close-ups are excellent! I had seen the plant name, Proteacea, before but had not realized the flower was so gorgeous until now. It does look like it has red ribbons, how neat!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful shot of an unusual flower. I want to take notes at botannical gardens but I don't. I'm glad that you did.

eileeninmd said...

Amazing flowers! They are new to me and the detail is just lovely.

ρομπερτ said...

Never seen before. Thank you for these great pictures. Makes it indeed worth that red was created. Please have a nice Wednesday.

daily athens

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Michelle, thank you it is pretty cool to see in person.

Rainfield, :) thanks but I could never be as wise as you.

Bang, ah yes, you've captured it so well

Willa, thank you for your kind words.

Delphyne, thank you and they do in a way. Thanks for stopping by.

reg, thank you so much for your kind words.

betchai, yes, they are common out here and I've seen them before but never took note of the name until recently. Thanks :)

Felisol, wow that's a great compliment, thank you.

Ann, thanks, yeah they do, I like the exotic.

Angies, thanks so much.

Thanks so much, Angela and by the way, loved your verse today.

It does look edible Carmen :)

Thanks, Rebecca for your kind words.

dawn, It looks festive and lol! I'm still a crazy snapper at times :D

Stephani, It really does, thanks for stopping by.

Glynis, thanks so much.

ilanadavita, thanks for visiting and commenting.

Diane, it is so cool in person. Thank you.

Yogi, I just started taking notes otherwise I'd never remember names. Thanks so much for visiting.

eileeninmd, Thank you and I really appreciate you stopping by.

*♥Shydub♥* said...

Amazing how stunning this flower is. Just like what most ribbons represent with. Thank for sharing.

Life Ramblings said...

How gorgeous! i don't think i've seen anything like that before. those shots are beautifully captured.

The Ancient Digger said...

Gorgeous flower, and with the backdrop of your template, they look exquisite.

Ali said...

What an interesting & beautiful flower, great shots! Thanks for sharing some knowledge about it, I have never heard of it before.

Ashley said...

Wow! What an amazing flower. I can't believe it gets so big. I LOVE the first shot! Great macro!!

VanillaSeven said...

Ooh! This is so gorgeous! Lovely details and colors!!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Shydub, thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

Life ramblings, thanks alot, it is unique to most places.

Ancient, I was worried about the colored backdrop but it does work. Thanks so much.

Ali, thanks so much and you are welcome.

Ashley, I know it gets huge, thanks for the kind words.

Vanilla, Thanks so much my friend :)

A 2 Z said...

Hi Joanne,

Thanks for the kind comment on my blog. I love proteas. To prove it, visit my blog, scroll down a bit and you will find my post on them last week! Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Anne-Marie

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toby said...

That is really original and beautiful! Well captured :)

SquirrelQueen said...

What an amazing flower, when I first looked at it I didn't think it was real. It really looks like ribbons. Beautiful macros.

kat-iTravel said...

wow..amazing flower...i have never seen like this before..very beautiful.

BTW. I can tell that you are now a professional photographer Jo. Your works are really amazing.

Icy BC said...

Oh Jo, these are gorgeous flowers and fantastic shots. Just breath-taking!

DK Miller said...

Wow!!! Those are some beautiful flowers. How cool. Great shots as well!

Ruby said...

perfectly taken for this meme..love it!

Euroangel said...

i love your blog esp. your images here..
me and my blogs are following it now.

Self Sagacity said...

The ribbons are so intricate. It's quite an amazing flower.

Diann said...

Wow! What beautiful and stunning photos!

Greyscale Territory said...

Incredible ribbon-like feature on this flower! A wonderful collection of photos!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Anne Marie, Thanks and I will check it out.

Thanks so much, Toby

Thanks Squairrel, even in person they look like small ribbons

Kat, thanks, you are sweet but I'm not a pro, I just love taking photos, especially of flowers.

Thanks so much, Icy.

Diane, Thank you.

Ruby, Thanks so much for stopping by

Euroangel, thank you so much'

Self Sag, it really is, it is one of the most exotic I've seen.

Diann, thanks so much for your kind words.

Greyscale, thank you and have a great weekend

anjoe playhouse said...

Great photos of a very special flower!