Saturday, March 28, 2009

Today's Flowers; Angel's Trumpet;














Brugmansia are large shrubs or small trees, reaching heights of 3–11 m, with tan, slightly rough bark.
The
leaves are alternate, generally large, 10–30 cm long and 4–18 cm broad, with an entire or coarsely toothed margin, and are covered with fine hairs.
The name Angel's Trumpet refers to the large, very dramatic, pendulous trumpet-shaped
flowers, 14–50 cm to 20 inches long and 10–35 cm across at the wide end. They are white, yellow, pink, orange or red, and have a delicate, attractive scent with light, lemony overtones, most noticeable in early evening.

Photos TS.



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24 comments:

Lara said...

beautiful flowers, and you captured them so well! thank you so much for your support in the blog theft matter! I launched a campaign and a banner today, in order to raise awarness of the fellow bloggers, that our work can be stollen!

diane said...

Beaut pics and lovely flowers. You are so knowledgable about them too. I love flowers but can't be bothered or don't have the time to research them. At the moment I'm trying to get the PH right in my vegie patch.

Ann said...

Beautiful flowers. We have them in Auckland. In Malaysia, if you go up to the mountains, called the Cameron Highlands, you see them too.

Titania said...

Lara, thank you for your comment. It is a bother when people steal your work and pictures. I hope for you it does not happen again.

Diane, thank your for your comment. I always want to know, I am a researcher! I think neutral is best 6-7 on the scale for the veggies. Now is a good time to get them growing for lovely, vitamin rich salads.
Hi Ann, thank you for your visit.
It must be a wonderful sight to see them growing in the wild...and aah the scent!

VALKYRIEN said...

Oh - that is a beauty of a flower! I have never seen it before a trip to Spain som years ago, and them I discoered these big trees full of these amazing trumpets! It was a beautiful sight - and so are your photos!

2sweetnsaxy said...

These are beautiful and so are the shots. I've only ever seen these at the arboretum and one of the gardens I visit. The arboretum's are white, the gardens' are yellow. They're big enough to be trumpets. :-)

Sherry said...

I have always loved these flowers and you captured them beautifully.

Tarolino said...

I see that you really know your stuff. These trumpet blooms are wonderful. A real eye catcher. White flowers aren't the easiest to photograph but yo've done a marvellous job.

Darla said...

these are so spectacular!

kayleen said...

They are absolutely gorgeous, as is your photography.

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Your EG Tour Guide said...

Your Angel's trumpets are show stoppers!


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Barbara said...

Beautiful captures. Smiles b

Fotos da Lurdes said...

OMG!
Fantastic Tree...Beautiful flowers.
Nice capture..Well done..

guild-rez said...

Very beautiful indeed..
In our climate the plant is grown in containers, cut back and moved during the winter inside the house.
LG, Gisela

Did you know that Brugmansia was named after Sebald Justin Brugmans, a Natural History professor in Holland?

Judy said...

I first saw brugmansia flowers last summer, and I was just enthralled. Since I was there on a sunny afternoon, I did not know they had a scent!! I love the photo looking up into the trumpet!

Arija said...

Lovely photos of your glorious Angel Trumpets. Nomenclature can be a funny thing. I notice on the web both Brugmansia and Datura are mentioned whereas the Angel Trunmet which for 50 Years was called Datura, is now in newer botanical books only listed under Brugmansia with some mentioning that its synonimous with Datura. I do wish they would leave the old known classifications. Now they are have also renamed Eucalyptus citriodora! The whole thing only leads to confusion.

PS I wish the potatoe flower wuld smell as sweet as the Agel Trumpet!

Carletta said...
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Carletta said...

These are beautiful! I especially LOVE the last one. With those little drops it looks as if it is crying tears. :)

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Denise said...

These are amazing flowers and your photos of them are fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing them.

Inkivääri said...

Ooo, that amazing flower and so beautiful pics of it!

Laerte Pupo said...

Very nice photos. We have them in Brasil too.

Thanks for sharing.

Titania said...

Valkyrien, you are right tall and in full bloom they are a sight to behold and their scent is wonderful too.

2sweetnsaxy, thank you for popping in, yes they come in many different colours, I have also a yellow and orange one.

Thank you Sherry,
Thank you Tarolino,
Darla thanks for your visit.

kayleen, nice of you to pop in.
EG Tour thank you for your comment.
Barbara thank you.

Photos da Lurdes Thank you for your comment.

Gisela; that is a good idea for the cold climate gardener to be able to enjoy this marvelous plant. Thank you for the information.

Thank you Judy.

Hi Arija, Thank you for your comment. Yes I am fed up with the names changes as well.

Carletta thank you for your nice comment.
Denise, it is always nice to hear from you.

Inkivaaeri thanks so much for stopping by.

Laerte Pupo, thank you.

Jenn Jilks said...

Beautiful...

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