Sunday, April 13, 2014

Two Rare Flowers (for me);

I went to my city park looking for the blog topic, yes again :-) 
Actually, there were two flowers caught my attention

*Chinese fringe bush (Loropetalum chinese var. rubra) "紅花常磐万作”*
We call the tree "benibana-tokiwa-mansaku".  I was so amazed reading the name shown by the tree.  Our City Park is called "Tokiwa-Park"  So glad to know that this flower shares the same name with our park☆   (picture page link of the flower)
       (this tree is evergreen tree and "Tokiwa, 常磐" means evergreen as well,)
this one has the red flower different from the orange one (deciduous) I introduced here.

Amygdalus persica cv. Stellata; peach branch "菊桃, kikumomo"*  (picture page link)
When I spotted this tree, the pink flowers reminded me of peach (but not round shape) or cherry (bit late for full-bloom here). I could find the name with PC. 
So amazed to find its Japanese name "菊桃". The two Chinese Characters, means "chrysanthemum.peach".  The name sure fits to its flower's shape and color.

*Just adding the pictures of the entrance of the park*




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19 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, the park must look gorgeous with these lovely trees and blossoms.. The closeups of the flowers are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your world. Have a great day and happy week ahead!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi<Miyako sama. Nice captures. Both blossoms are very rare. I looked them for the first time. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful sunday.

✿ chica said...

Que flores lindas escolheste pra nos mostrar!Adorei! uma linda semana,beijos,chica

Tamago said...

Hi Miyako san. Both trees are beautiful and rare for me, too!
I agree kikumomo totally fits as flower name. They do look like momo-iro kiku :-)
And I love how they display flowers at entrance area. Very lovely!

Have a great Sunday evening, Miyako san, and a wonderful new week!

Claudia Moser said...

Your pictures are always so bright and full of colour!

TexWisGirl said...

so marvelous! beautiful blossoming trees and wonderful photos of them!

Ida JT said...

Konnichiwa, Miyako-san,

These are very beautiful and they certainly look unique especially when zoomed. I heard that hanami season is over in some parts of Japan. I hope you enjoyed viewing the pretty sakura. I am also hoping that you're not allergic to pollen from the cedar trees.

Take care! :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
Two lovely varieties and especially the chrysanthemum peach is so striking!
It is now 3 years ago that I did a blog post about our Loropetalum and you can see it here, just click the hyperlink: {Loropetalum chinense ‘Plum Delight’ Our Hot Pink Chinese Fringe Flower}
At that time you probably did not yet visit my blog as I did check if I found your comment.
Sending you hugs and love from your friend in Georgia.
Mariette

Michiko Johnson said...

Dearest Miyako San!
Anatamo oisogasi desune Chness to Japanese Domo osewani arigato gosai masu.
Have a good time with Otosan to tanoshiku okurashi Kudasai mase.
I has nice day without raining day.
Michiko

Fun60 said...

Pink blossom on the trees is one of the joys of Spring.

carol l mckenna said...

Dear Miyako ~ Beautiful floral photography for OWT ~ the flowers are gorgeous and love the entrance too ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A CreativeHarbor)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, Miyako!! What incredible, beautiful flowers and colors and your captures are superb as always! The perfect pictures of the perfect spring!! Thank you so much for sharing the beauty!! I wish for you a beautiful week filled with even more beauty!!

Christian Weiß said...

Beautiful photos and a interesting tree.

Photo Cache said...

Miyako these are indeed beautiful blooms. I must say that once I have seen both of these in person I just couldn't remember where :)

ladyfi said...

What pretty buds.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Beautiful....such vivid, bright, lovely blossoms. And PINK....a great color for Springtime.

Glenda Manus said...

I've been absent for a while Miyako, but it's nice to catch up on some of your posts. Your photos are lovely! Hope you've been doing well my friend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful park -- even the entry way is just charming. But that chrysantheum peach is my favorite...that is my favorite color!!

Electra said...

MMM, your photos make me wish I were there!