07 September 2012

Michelia Coco

From the Magnolia family, Michelia Coco flowers Spring, Summer and Autumn.  They explode with an intoxicating elixer of scents at certain times of day, and the tiny native bees (stingless), were loving it.

The big-time bees were in there too.





These close-up shots may make the flowers appear much larger than they are.

there's the Michelia Coco shrub, straight ahead
This full-size, evergreen shrub (in frost-free areas), grows 3m x 2m, (approx 10 ft x 6.5 ft).  The open flower is only 6 cm. (not even 2.5 inches). This one in a part of the back garden, and several more are growing as an informal-hedge, in the front garden.  An easy, no-high-maintenance shrub, and highly recommended.  Plant them where you can enjoy their exotic perfume!

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22 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

they do look like our southern magnolias, here. :)

Grandma C's Place said...

Oh so Pretty!

joanne said...

your photos are amazing! Really, really amazing.....I can almost small their aroma!

guild-rez said...

Yes, your flowers have a resemblance with magnolias.
Great shots with tiny visitors;)

Andrea said...

Wow that is so lovely, and the photos are great too. The petals look so thick as well.

Renae said...

You must have a super lens on your camera! Those are tremendous shots and makes me want to say "don't get stung". Yay, for sting less bees!

Liz said...

Beautiful shots Carole! I love the bees on the Magnolia.

Lisa Gordon said...

Carole, those flowers are absolutely beautiful!

Birgitta said...

Such beautiful photos!

schöngeist for two said...

wie wunderschön die Bienen da ran gehen und die Blüten sind einmalig!

Lieben Gruss Elke

Digi-Irma said...

Such beautiful photos!
Greetings Irma

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Beautiful flowers and great photographs again Carole.
Costas

Luna Miranda said...

love your closeups!
beautiful images.

Dianne said...

What a beautiful flower Carole ... It looks as if the edges have been hand painted in the softest shade of violet.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Fascinating macros of the magnolias! And love the bonus of the bees too!

Modern Mom said...

Amazing shots!

Orange Blossom

Filip and Kristel said...

Fantastic macro's.

Greetings,
Filip

Karin M. said...

Such magnificent shots,
super light and super quality ... absolutely perfect ..
Best regards, Karin

Montanagirl said...

Simply lovely! The bees are great.

Jan Castle said...

The close up pics are amazing...such wonderful detail!
TFS Carole!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

einfachtilda said...

Faszinierende Makros!!

Heather T. said...

Beautiful images--wish we could have that bush too!