Category Archives: Flowers

Water Lily and Lily Pads

More from our Water Lilies from our paddle at Cypress Gardens last week.

Water Lily and Lily Pads
Water Lily and Lily Pads – Canon 18-200mm

The same bloom from a different angle and with a different lens.

Water Lily and Lily Pads
Water Lily and Lily Pads – Tamron 180mm, The Pac-man look

Just before we left the sun came out which enhanced the reflection of the nearby trees in the dark water.

Water Lily and Lily Pads
Water Lily and Lily Pads – Tamron 180mm

August 26, 2022
Cypress Gardens, Moncks Corner, SC

Late Blooming Magnolias

Only a few Magnolia Trees around the Low Country have flowers on them now.  There are so many varieties it’s hard to get a handle on the expected bloom time, but they are winding down in numbers, but not size or presentation.

Magnolia Blossom
Magnolia Blossom

These ones surely don’t mind the heat and are one of those plants that tolerate, and perhaps thrive, on overnights that stay above 75 F (24 C).

Magnolia Blossom With Peeking Pollinator
Magnolia Blossom With Peeking Pollinator

A single bee was attracted to this huge blossom, giving it a thorough inspection.

Magnolia Blossom and Passing Pollinator
Magnolia Blossom and Passing Pollinator

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
July 29, 2022

First and third images edited with DxO FilmPack.

Texas Star Hibiscus at Long White Bridge

Red Texas Star Hibiscus is about the only plant in bloom near the iconic Long White Bridge at Magnolia Plantation right now.

Texas Star Hibiscus
Texas Star Hibiscus

The individual flowers make quite a presentation, and generally there is only one bloom at a time on a stalk.

Texas Star Hibiscus
Texas Star Hibiscus

I looked for insect occupants but didn’t find any this time out.

Texas Star Hibiscus
Texas Star Hibiscus

A wider view…

Texas Star Hibiscus, Long White Bridge
Texas Star Hibiscus, Long White Bridge

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
July 18, 2022