Around the Garden

Here are some photos of flowers currently blooming around the garden.  The first batch is from the wildflower bed.  They represent plants from farther west that grow in drier terrain.

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The next few shots are the exotics.  These plants enjoy wet weather and are from the tropics.  The shiny pearl buds are from Variegated Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet).

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Hot colors make this ginger, Costus barbatus, really stand out.  The red bracts and yellow flowers are waxy to the touch.  I had to look up its name, as the plant had traveled away from its marker.

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This intriguing plant is the Blood Lily.  Its head is actually nearly 200 individual flowers. Happily the bulb has reproduced and there are more each year. Read more at this previous post.

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An interesting flower is that of the Split Leaf Philodendron.  At night it scents the air very pleasantly.  When it is done blooming, the flower rots on the plant.  A fun fact is that there are over 489 species of Philodendron.  You can’t go wrong calling a leafy tropical plant a Philodendron!

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Lastly is a garden favorite, the Rain Lily.  Magically, these sweet pink lilies bloom only after a rainfall.  Yes, they can tell the difference between real rainwater and sprinkler water.


7 Comments on “Around the Garden”

  1. Is the philodendron hardy in your area? On the coast of NC, specifically on the Outerbanks, philodendron selloum is pretty hardy.

  2. Tina says:

    So pretty, all! I especially like the ginger and the blood lily–very tropical looking. And rain lilies. Sigh, I always look forward to those lovelies.

  3. Chloris says:

    It’ s always a treat to see your exotic blooms. Lovely!

  4. Sheryl says:

    It’s fun to see your exotic flowers. Your garden looks amazing.

  5. Cristina says:

    Lovely flowers. I like that rain lily …so gorgeous ! 🙂


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