Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Lady Slipper Flower

Such a delicate lady slipper flower that was patiently waiting in my backyard so I could photograph it.

I like the color of the flower and the fragile way it looks on top of the green stalk that almost looks like bamboo, but it is not bamboo.

I really like my lady slipper plants. They grow slowly and are hard to get started, but mine have taken off in the backyard and are blossoming regularly.

The hummingbirds love this plant.

I do have to keep rabbit cages around the bottom of the slipper plants that are growing on the ground to avoid rabbits breaking the stems and drinking the water out of them.

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12 comments:

Kate said...

A whiff of spring; can't wait for its return here in frozen MN.

Thérèse said...

An amazing flower!

Sharon said...

Nice shot. I love this plant also and have one in my back yard too!

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful! I want flowers in my garden.

brattcat said...

So delicate, the colors of a tropical sunset. Beautiful.

Lois said...

Beautiful! I can see where these would be a favorite of hummingbirds.

Halcyon said...

So pretty!

J Bar said...

Pretty.
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ρομπερτ said...

Looks alive to me.

Please have you all a wonderful Wednesday.

Louis la Vache said...

Very fine!

Kathleen said...

Stunning photo! thanks for sharing =)

Don and Krise said...

I don't see these too much up here. Nice close up Julie. You can see the fuzz.

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