A bee hovers around flowers to taste the nectar
Flowers and branches make a natural decorative arrangement in the Roan Mountain forest
A white flower offers a bright contrast to the surrounding greenery at Roan Mountain
Designs and colors make up quite a flower combination of nature
A swallowtail butterfly lands on a rhododendron flower to taste the nectar at Roan Mountain Rhododendron Gardens, North Carolina
A fly gets closer to the Rhododendron flower to sample the nectar
From man-made bridges to nature – images of flowers and landscapes from a June visit to the Roan Mountain area.
Roan Mountain is famous for its spectacular natural gardens of Catawba rhododendron. The peak bloom time for the sea of purple-magenta is usually mid June, plus or minus a week depending on weather. The area is located on the North Carolina / Tennessee state line – the Pisgah National Forest in NC and Cherokee National Forest in TN.
A burst of flower color in Spring …
Nature’s color combination of flowers ….
Green buds hide the beauty of the hibiscus flower in the background
Sign of our current times at the local outdoor market – you can buy the flowers, but you can’t smell them there!
Spring growth of flowers on a tree in North Carolina
Who needs real flowers for decoration when artistic ones are available at Shilparamam, Hyderabad!
A mixture of flowers add to the beauty of a water vessel in India
Being a tropical country, India has numerous species of flowers that add another element of color
Even deities in India wear colorful clothes or display bright shades of color.
Ganesh also known as Ganapati, Vinayaka, or by numerous other names, is one of the best-known and most worshiped deities in the Hindu pantheon. Ganesh is all about protection and power so much of his symbolism is related to safeguarding us from life’s physical and subtle obstacles.
Here is a depiction of a colorful Ganesh in a garden. A bright pot and flowers add other colors to the setting.
Flowers add color to a traditional guest house in rural Lake District, England
A banana flower adds to the tropical feel in the Rainforest Biome at Eden Project, England
The pollen can belong to the original plant or may come from another sunflower. Self-pollination is a mechanism that this flower uses to stay alive. … Seeds created by self-pollination will only produce flowers that look like the original plant, so no hybridization will have occurred.
The showy outer ray petals help attract the pollinators. Bees go from flower to flower within the disc, becoming covered with pollen. They then pollinate other sunflowers as they go from plant to plant. The success of sunflower as a crop for seeds and oil depends totally on bees.