Sunday, June 12, 2011

HELLO, DEAR RUELLIA: HAPPY MACRO MONDAY

It sounds like the name of my great aunt, but I'll call anything dear that blooms in 100 degree heat here in Texas. This is Ruellia humilis and it is a Texas native (according to websites). I have 4 Reullias and I really want to get more since they seem impervious to heat and dry conditions. Most come back from rootstock or self-seeding. Anyone have a favorite Ruellia I can try? Thanks.
Visit our wonderful host, Lisa, at http://lisaschaos.com/ to see more Monday Macros. :-) David


I almost stepped on the bloom! It makes a great ground cover.
Thanks for visiting my garden.
David/ :-)

13 comments:

  1. Oh...love the way the light makes it look shimmering.

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  2. Lovely flower(s). I think the second photo has the most potential. The light is lovely.

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  3. Really wonderful macro shot!!
    Have a great week!
    :) Linda

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  4. Great shot! That is a beautiful flower!

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  5. Great shot, David! I agree with you. Not just 'dear', but any term of endearment is well deserved by this flower. It is certainly an advantage of native plants that they are already accustomed to the environment.

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  6. Gorgeous light and selective focus!

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  7. The tiniest blooms usually delivers the most pleasure....gorgeous!

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  8. Ruellia are one of my favorite summer flowers

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  9. It's great! Wonderful details

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  10. You have a great blog and I appreciate your visit to mine. It has been such an awful time for so many in the country...too much water or not enough in your case. We have had a lot here in western NY, but not more than we can handle. I hope you see some rain soon...Michelle

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  11. I was looking further and I am not a gardener, but am trying to make my yard more wildlife friendly especially for pollinators and am planting native plants as much as I can..find them that it...and organic.....Michelle

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I always appreciate your comments & questions! Happy Gardening from David/ Tropical Texana

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