Friday’s Florals: Alstroemerias



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Floral Friday: Alstroemeria

Alstromea 1 (506x640)

Good morning from a cool so so Friday.  Last night we had a massive thunder storm – we rarely get them here but this was a good one.  No I didn’t get out to try and capture the lightning flashes as it was raining too hard and I don’t have a tripod.

Onto something more colourful – Alstroemeria.  I googled these flowers and found this in Wikipedia.

Alstroemeria (/ˌælstrɨˈmɪəriə/; syn. Alstremeria),[2] commonly called the Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Alstroemeriaceae. They are all native to South America although some have become naturalized in the United States, Mexico,Australia, New Zealand, Madeira and the Canary Islands.[3][1] Almost all of the species are restricted to one of two distinct centers of diversity, one in central Chile, the other in eastern Brazil. Species of Alstroemeria from Chile are winter-growing plants while those of Brazil are summer-growing. All are long-lived perennials except A. graminea, a diminutive annual from the Atacama Desert of Chile.


Plants of this genus grow from a cluster of tubers. They send up fertile and sterile stems, the fertile stems of some species reaching 1.5 meters in height. The leaves are alternately arranged and resupinate, twisted on the petioles so that the undersides face up. The leaves are variable in shape and the blades have smooth edges. The flowers are solitary or borne in umbels. The flower has six tepals each up to 5 centimeters long. They come in many shades of red, orange, purple, green, and white, flecked and striped and streaked with darker colors. There are six curving stamens. The stigma has three lobes. The fruit is a capsule with three valves.[5]

My mother has them growing wild in her garden at this time of the year.  It is just a mass of colour.

Alstromea 2 (506x640)

Alstromea 3 (506x640)

Alstromea 4 (640x466)

Alstromeas (640x477)

She used to pick them and take them down to a rest home to cheer up the residents.


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Ese’s Shoot & Quote Challenge: Fragile


Good evening from a cool Hastings.

Time for Ese’ s Voice Shoot & Quote Challenge.  Which this week is Fragile.

Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling as any other fragile and precious thing.

Randolph Bourne

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Singing in the Rain: Hibiscus and Alstroemerias


Good morning from a cloudy Hastings.

No challenge this morning.  So here are some photos I took yesterday when we had a break in the rain and the sun came out.  A chance to get out and take some photos.  Some of the flowers were inundated and downtrodden with the heavy rain that we have had.


These are hardy flowers and put up with the rain rather well.


I have only used minimal editing for these – only vignettes and framing.


Which do you prefer?

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