Friday, May 21, 2010

in flower in may in my garden

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9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous collage ... the Heliconia certainly deserves centre stage! I do so like your pale yellow Ixora ... and your Passiflora bloom is lovely as well. Duranta always looks terrific when it's blooming and I see you have my favourites ... Torenias.

    I've been meaning to ask how your writing course is going ... I've missed a couple of your posts and I was wondering if you've mentioned how it's progressing.

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  2. Beautiful! What is the plant in the top second column? Some sort of heliconia, or lily? Very pretty! I love Torenias as well, only when I first tried last year, it was mistakenly put in a sunny spot. I may try it again this year when it is for sale in the nursery.

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  3. Those heliconias must surely be stealing the show in your garden right now. Well, maybe the passionflower is giving it some competition. I have so many of the same plants in my garden...dewdrops, plumbago, torenia. Even had ixora once, but I dug them up last year.

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  4. aloha,

    you have beautiful spring blooms coming out today, i love the macros that you assembled

    thanks for sharing it today

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  5. Hi Bernie,
    Yes that duranta (I call it geisha girl) brings lots of bees and butterflies to the garden. I thought I might have lost that ixora as it was overwhelmed by the groundcover, but it has appreciated being set free!
    I have had quite a busy week, hence the collage without any writing. Alas my writing course ground to a halt, but I see that happened to a lot of other people as well! I often start too many projects, then leave them hanging. It may take me some time, but I am going to see it through to the end!

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  6. Ami,
    mine is in the sun and seems to enjoy it - really I find it a quite unfussy plant! It grows quite well from a slip too! You are right that is a heleconia. I thought I had bored everyone to death with my lady di heleconia photos. They are truly my favourites.
    Yes Floridagirl - those heleonias are taking over their "allotted" space, but I am letting them run wild a bit and will cut them back after my holiday.
    Aloha Noel, I just wish my photos were half as good as yours!

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  7. Hello,
    Is the large pic a bird of paradise flower?

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  8. Hi window on the Prairie,
    No the large pic is a heleconia. Bird of paradise is also called strelitzia and have some purple in the flower as well as the oranges and reds. I do have that, but it still has not flowered. soemthing to look forward to.

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