Friday, June 29, 2018

flowers...


because all the news is bad and fucking depressing and all I can say is America has some pretty shitty karma...

the plumerias





star of india



rock rose which isn't a rose at all but a mallow



the crinum lilies





black and blue salvia



the first bloom on the white orchid tree



texas star hibiscus



mexican bird of paradise







16 comments:

  1. Ellen, your garden is faring far better than our country. For sure. That rock rose's shape looks just like a hibiscus, too! Gorgeous; all of it!

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  2. Ay! Beautiful flowers!
    I have a Star of India which Kathleen gave me. She called it a "tropical gardenia."
    I also have the blue salvia and wish I had all the rest. We just don't get enough sun.

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    1. the friend who gave me the star of india called it a gardenia. and now that I google it I can't find anything so I don't know where I got that name.

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  3. Thank you thank you thank you! I needed that!

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  4. Hard to believe so much loveliness is all in your yard.

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  5. Are most of these new or salvaged after the hurricane?

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    1. all survivors of the flood and our cold winter.

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  6. Okay - the winner is the Mexican bird of paradise. Or am I just feeling a bit sympathetic to that part of the world lately?

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  7. D, also in TexasJune 29, 2018 at 5:27 PM

    I know your Mexican bird of paradise as Pride of Barbados. Both excellent names.

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    1. I've also heard it called poinciana.

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  8. oh my. I have never seen black and blue salvia. It is drop dead gorgeous. All of your flowers look like they are thriving. So pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. OOOOH and AAAAAH stuff, gorgeous.

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  10. They are all beautiful, but oh, that last one. Flowers de- stress me. I need to live in a green house.



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  11. What beautiful flowers, and your photographs of them are divine. They certainly reveal your artistic eye. Thank you for this splash of color amid the gloom. Thank you, too, for recognizing and caring about the gloom.

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  12. Plumaria so pretty , bridal, innocence, gorgeous. All of your flowers are exceptional! They look well cultivated and happy. When stress (every damn day) hits hard...get inside your flowers. It is nurturing and safe in there! Thank you

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  13. I've seen that Mexican bird of paradise before (in Florida, I think) and I wondered what it was. That salvia is wild-looking!

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