Osteospermum (Cape daisy)

7 05 2018

Osteospermum (Cape daisy), Nikon D850 with Nikkor 105mm micro lens

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WEB Purple Osteospermum

African daisies

17 08 2014

African daisy (Osteospermum)

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Carpenter bee on African daisy

17 08 2014

Carpenter bee on African daisy (Osteospermum)

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Bee on Ganzania

Osteospermum ‘Nasinga Cream’

26 08 2010

I think this is the ‘Nasinga Cream’ variety. Osteospermums are also known as African Daisy and Cape Daisy. Photographed at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine 8.23.2010

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Yet another Osteospermum

7 04 2009

Who knew a garden center would be a great source of photo ops? I’ve photographed plant-buying expeditions with members of my garden club, but I’ve never done the “artsy” photos at a garden center. I usually just have my little Coolpix point-n-shoot handy for snapshots.

So as not to draw too much attention to myself, I brought a notebook to make notes and play like I was a garden designer (with a camera) shopping for a prospective client. I realize shooting flowers at a nursery isn’t illegal, but they’re used to customers actually spending money in their establishments. I don’t feel too guilty, though. I’ve parted with my money on numerous occasions with this particular vendor. And I’m sure this season will be no different.

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White Spoon Osteospermum

23 03 2009

This is an Osteospermum, also called African Daisy, Cape Daisy or Spoon Daisy (because of the spoon-shaped ray florets). I believe this might be the cultivar ‘William.’ 

Learn more about growing Osteospermums at www.osteospermum.com.

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In the pink

26 09 2008

Here are just a few more shots of Osteospermum ecklonis I photographed at Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia last Thursday. Speaking of “in the pink” —click here to learn where that phrase originated.

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