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Mandevilla blooms. The vine is so full of red velvet flowers and it is difficult for me to capture with a camera so I edited the photo with Picasa3. Three years ago, the vine was in sunshine a good bit of the day and had few blooms, so I was just going to discard it (was in a big flower pot). After I dragged it off to the back of the house (mostly shade) it started blooming. I should have known it prefer ed filtered sunlight as the vine grows naturally in the Brazilian forest. This year, I did some more dragging....to an area of filtered sunlight between two tall pine trees. It is doing even better, so I may plant it there permanently.
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May 25 2013 03:58 GMT gtc126
Gorgeous Flower blooms!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 25 2013 13:38 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Glenn
May 25 2013 13:56 GMT Lalbabu
Such a beauty in origianl with contrasty framing !!!!
May 25 2013 15:40 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Lalbabu
May 25 2013 15:50 GMT hans55 PRO
beautiful !!
May 25 2013 17:27 GMT bandsix
Well, Larry, you've obviously put it where it is very happy...we all thrive when in the right environment......plants included! It's a lovely bloom - well done!
May 25 2013 18:09 GMT fhelsing PRO
gorgeous flowers!
May 25 2013 21:36 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Hans.
May 25 2013 21:38 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Barbara. I was thinking almost the same thing just this morning.
May 25 2013 21:42 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Fleur. Lots of flowers in N. Florida....even more further south.
May 25 2013 23:11 GMT Jakeobean
Larry...another great photograph....I really like the way you framed this bloom....
May 26 2013 04:34 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Jake. The colors in the frame are from the photo itself. Picasa3 is so easy, even I can do it. I get all my creative ideas for my friends here a FT
May 26 2013 10:19 GMT skyball
Certainly colourful Larry!!..makes a lovely shot!!!!!!........
May 26 2013 21:45 GMT wijnie58
Looks like a painting ..:-))
Jun 03 2013 21:31 GMT ForestSpirit PRO
Really gorgeous. You've perfectly captured this lovely flower's velvetyness!
Jun 03 2013 22:27 GMT larrybenedict
Awh, you're just saying that Sylvia :-)))