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Post  givvmistamps on 5/6/2012, 11:16 am

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Goosegirl wrote:Okay, here's mine. Matchstick Flower (can't pronounce the real name) - called Matchstick because close up each of the little flowers looks like a hot pink matchstick with a purple head. Took this last week when I was in Panama. Came home to my irises budding, so hopefully they will bloom soon and I can put a flower from my own yard on my avatar!

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I hope you had a good trip. We may need a full shot of your avatar, it looks really cool!

+1 - I love seeing full-size shots of everyone's avatars!
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme for May: May Flowers

Post  Goosegirl on 5/6/2012, 1:57 pm

RoOsTeR wrote: I hope you had a good trip. We may need a full shot of your avatar, it looks really cool!

Here it is!



Lots more pics but just got them loaded onto the 'puter to sort. Please forgive the camera skills (lack of!)

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Post  RoOsTeR on 5/6/2012, 3:24 pm

WoW, what a great shot GG! More please

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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme for May: May Flowers

Post  Daniel9999 on 5/6/2012, 3:29 pm

Goosegirl wrote:
RoOsTeR wrote: I hope you had a good trip. We may need a full shot of your avatar, it looks really cool!

Here it is!



Lots more pics but just got them loaded onto the 'puter to sort. Please forgive the camera skills (lack of!)

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WOW!

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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme for May: May Flowers

Post  Goosegirl on 5/6/2012, 4:41 pm

RoOsTeR wrote:WoW, what a great shot GG! More please

Remember, you asked for them! Here's a beginning.









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Post  Turan on 5/6/2012, 4:54 pm

These are Pulchella tulips, a wild variety growing in my garden.


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Post  Turan on 5/6/2012, 4:55 pm

Goosegirl wrote:
RoOsTeR wrote:WoW, what a great shot GG! More please

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Ooooooooo lovely! Cool
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme for May: May Flowers

Post  SwampCatNana on 5/6/2012, 5:20 pm

Like a Star @ heaven May here in New England usually means Lily-of-the-Valley and Wisteria. As well as Dicentra
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme for May: May Flowers

Post  Goosegirl on 5/6/2012, 7:36 pm

SwampCatNana wrote: and Wisteria


Here is the flower that made me think of Wisteria when I was in Panama. It is a vine like Wisteria and hangs through the trellis. I have NO idea what it is called!

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Post  SwampCatNana on 5/6/2012, 8:09 pm

Goosegirl - really fascinating plant. Hope someone here knows what it is!
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Post  Goosegirl on 5/6/2012, 9:07 pm

Goosegirl wrote:Here is the flower that made me think of Wisteria when I was in Panama. It is a vine like Wisteria and hangs through the trellis. I have NO idea what it is called!

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FOUND THE NAME!!!

Thunbergia Mysorensis "Acanthus Family"

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Post  SwampCatNana on 5/7/2012, 8:34 am

WOW Goosegirl - that didn't take you very long. Where'd you find the answer?
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Post  Goosegirl on 5/7/2012, 8:54 am

SwampCatNana wrote:WOW Goosegirl - that didn't take you very long. Where'd you find the answer?
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Googled 'tropical flowering vines' and started searching through what came up! Love the internet. It took me much longer to find the names of the fruits I tried down there!

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Post  braim5 on 5/7/2012, 10:34 am

It is so hard to pick my favorite. I may have to switch avatars a few times this month Very Happy

















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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme for May: May Flowers

Post  Goosegirl on 5/7/2012, 1:11 pm

Gorgeous pics, braim5!

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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme for May: May Flowers

Post  Goosegirl on 5/13/2012, 4:39 pm

Here's the first ones from my yard, and what is to come in the next few weeks.





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Post  walshevak on 5/13/2012, 5:04 pm

Oh yes, the iris are blooming and it's serious planting time. Love the iris.

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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme for May: May Flowers

Post  camprn on 5/13/2012, 7:23 pm

Turan wrote:These are Pulchella tulips, a wild variety growing in my garden.

Gorgeous! Where did you say they came from? this is a Species Tulip?

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Post  CindiLou on 5/13/2012, 10:13 pm

My avatar is a very special bouquet of flowers. Strawberries dipped in chocolate and white bark. My youngest daughter made the bouquet for me for Mother's Day! I have to say this may be my all time favorite!
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme for May: May Flowers

Post  RoOsTeR on 5/14/2012, 7:21 am

Those are delicious looking May flowers Cindi

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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme for May: May Flowers

Post  ericam on 5/14/2012, 11:58 pm

These are the only flowers I could find at my house and I still haven't managed to resize one to put it as my avatar but I thought I would share anyway!

The dwarf tiboucina at the front of my house. My favourite colour, so I love this one!


The gold grevillea at my letterbox


And a red one that's next to my garage.
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Post  FamilyGardening on 5/15/2012, 12:43 am

love all the pictures of your flowers!! cheers

here are a few flowers around our home Very Happy







my avatar and new favorite....it smells sooooo good!...the wind carries the sweet smell across my garden area Very Happy

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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme for May: May Flowers

Post  gwennifer on 5/15/2012, 3:04 am

I planted these Mr. Fokker anemone's last fall and have so very much enjoyed them this spring. Very much worth the effort of digging through the root system in an existing mature garden bed to get them in the ground. Fun how they close up at night too.
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Post  Goosegirl on 5/22/2012, 8:46 am

Finally got these uploaded! My May irises:





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Post  RoOsTeR on 5/22/2012, 8:51 am

Very nice GG Like a Star @ heaven

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