Friday, June 5, 2009

Voodoo Lilies

This is Amorphophallus paeoniifolius. A voodoo lily. It has a very luxuriant foliage and a beautiful umbrella shape. Its tuber is a food source.






This plant just shot up last week. Already, it is a very attractive plant. The next photograph is a little shocking. The quality is poor (I think I took it with a video camera in a previous incarnation). Nonetheless, it does show how outrageous these plants look in full bloom. The plant is Amorphophallus konjac. It has not bloomed for me in several years. I'm not even sure if I haven't lost it, since it has not sprung up from the ground yet. Perhaps it's just waiting for a little more rain.






Voodoo Lily.





From the outrageous to the sublime. The Rain Lily.




Zephyranthes. Rain Lily.




Dark Eyes








Steph, look at the checkered pattern on this Kaempferia pulchra. Seen anything like it?




Calliandra Clamor





Chimera




Fan






Chosen One





Hidden Virtue





The Blues





Fluff Ball






Maureen's Corner






Fireworks






My sister gave me an assortment of these bone proverbs. This is one of them.

35 comments:

  1. I love the "bone" and its wording. I've never seen that one over here in UK.
    Beautiful photos of the flowers, hardly any of which are familiar to me, but I do recognize the fluff ball!

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  2. The blossom of the voodoo lily does look sort of bizarre, I like the color. I enjoy all of your photos. "Fluff ball" looks terrific!

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  3. The photos of flowers are beautiful, the only one I know is Dark Eye!
    'Fluff ball' is sweet and I love 'the bone' wow - terrific!
    Have a nice weekend:)

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  4. beautiful fluffball, beautiful plants:-)

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  5. Angelina looks divine and I love the bone sign your sister gave you - how appropriate!
    Those are beautiful and unique plants today.

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  6. Of course, Angelina is my favorite, but next to that I love the photo of Dark Eyes! Beautiful:)

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  7. Hello, Thanks for the photo of the sweetcorn, it's coming on so well you will soon be eating it. The photo's today are lovely. Hidden virtue and fan and of course the fluffball are my favourites today.
    Have a lovely week-end.

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  8. I love 'Fan' and 'Chimera' - and 'Chosen One' with the title!

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  9. Your pictures are amazing as always. The voodoo lily is unusual looking. The rain lily is beautiful.
    Angelina looks like she watching something very intently.

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  10. The bone sign is too cute! Light and shadow...hidden virtue...so very apt! Voodoo lily is beautiful in a strange kind of way...maybe the colour and the name has to do with it?! Loved going through the whole set. I can understand why Fluff Ball is so loved!! And oh, the rain lilies are very pretty.

    I was happy to see Terra farmer on your blog list but something goes wrong when I add yours...will keep trying. It's happened with quite a few other blogs too. Happy photograph-ing!!

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  11. My favourite is the voodoo lily! How big is that amazing flower?

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  12. My former neighbour grew the Voodoo Lily...an amazing plant! We would look forward to the awesome bloom every year.

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  13. Beautiful flowers.Beautiful photos!

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  14. Nice collection of photos. You should consider parceling them sparingly :)

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  15. Oh wow that Kaempferia pulchra shoot is so beautiful ;-) Nope, I have not seen the pattern marks that are like this (checked). Mine will come up like wave/scallop pattern very lightly first if it does. I think this plant is so so healthy as the pattern is already formed right from its young shoot. Btw, I got a small light yellow desert rose today. No blooms yet. I will post it later ;-) Btw, the voodoo lily is gorgeous with the unique dark colour. Have a wonderful day!

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  16. Beautiful flowers and views! As always. :) Love that voodoo lily and the checkered pattern leafed one!

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  17. great lillies. I like the rain lillies best. I also like the fluff ball shot :) I am enjoying your comments about the Phoenician and Camelback Mountain on my site.

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  18. Great post. I like all the flowers. Beautiful dog.

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  19. Hi, it's me again - just popped to say that I left something for you on my Urban Stories blog - http://justjoo6.blogspot.com/
    Please collect and enjoy:)

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  20. All of your photos are still great. The voodoo plant, my mother had one and it was called voodoo because you never knew where it would come up the next year!!!

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  21. Excellent set of images!
    I actually really like that voodoo plant.

    Thanks for your visit bringing me back here - nice blog.

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  22. Very beautiful photography, I love the fluff ball.
    Thanks for visiting, and you are correct, all things are connected.

    SQ

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  23. Prospero: What beautiful flowers you have to show from your island.

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  24. wow you got very lovely photos here..and your flowers are also beautiful...thanks for sharing..

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  25. i will follow you now...feel free to follow any of my blogs...more flowers here too..

    Simply The Best
    Euroangel Graffiti
    Daily Nourishment
    Blog Connections

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  26. A real varied mixture of photos, had never seen the Voodoo lily or the rain lily, love the fluff ball!

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  27. If you have are no good with the camera, somebody else is. And you must be very good with that garden!

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  28. The first image the way you captured it is magical! I adore your Papillon..(excuse my spelling if incorrect)..
    I adore my felines but if I could have a dog surely it would be one like your ~fluff ball!~

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  29. The rain lily is by far my favorite in this sequence. The lighting and colors are amazing! (And I love pink) All the shots are great though and such interesting unique subjects too! I saw a bunch of your other posts and they are wonderful as well. I love the simple one word descriptions that seem to fit the image perfectly. Especially 'fluff ball'! Thanks so much for your input on the camera, I will surely check out the sigma sd14! It seems to take great photos :)

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  30. What truely beautiful pictures you take...

    I called to say thank you for taking the time to both vist and comment on one of my blogs today..

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  31. Prospero, this is another series of really wonderful photos! I love all your colorful flowers and your photos which I always have to see for several times.

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  32. "not much of a photographer"??? your photos are simply beautiful. thanks for posting

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  33. Oh my goodness, such a fine and lovely set of photographs! You also made it fun with your playful titles. I loved some of your flower images, very much!

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  34. This K. pulchra has very nice pattern - I have not seen this form available here before.

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  35. Beautiful set of nature, my favorite is 'Fan' for its composition and light!

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