Botanical zoom

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Baby-cactus. Photo. ©nini.tjader.2016

So, this months task for Urban Jungle Bloggers is Botanical Zoom. Made me wish I had a camera that could get even closer to my plants than the one I have… (I have a Canon G15).

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Cactus. Photo. ©nini.tjader.2016

Looking close at plants for a botanical zoom is fun. You discover forms and patterns that you do not normally notice when you observe plants on a normal distance.

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Botanical zoom on one of my cactus. Photo. ©nini.tjader.2016

I have three cactus. If I include my crazy November-cactus that gets flowers several times a year…

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Cactusflower. Photo:©nini.tjader.2016

This one just got two small flowers. They open later in the day when the sun reaches its location.

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November cactus. Photo. ©nini.tjader.2016

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November cactus. Photo:nini.tjader.2016

The November cactus just finished its early spring bloom… It usually have another go on it in May, then August, then October… but never November.

These are my oxalis. For a while there I thought it was dying but now, with the spring light, it came to life again ans is sprouting both new leaves and flowers. Interesting plant. (Reload page to get pictures to show in another order, click a picture to see a larger version).

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Aloe vera. Photo: ©nini-tjader.2016

Ever notice the little thorns on the sides of the leaves of an aloe vera?

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Corokia cotoneaster. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2016

My corokia cotoneaster is extremely hard to take pictures of as its leaves are so small. Love it though and it is getting really big.

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Rosemary in bloom. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2016

This year my rosemary, bought at the supermarket last spring, survived the winter after I took it inside in the autumn. To my surprise it started getting new leaves and to bloom recently. So, presently I cannot cut it to use it on my own baked potatoes which I use to…

Here are some other of my plants.

(Reload page to get pictures to show in another order, click a picture to see a larger version).

Let us finish with a leaf from my figtree.

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Leaf on my figtree. Photo. ©nini.tjader.2016

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