Tuesday, November 13, 2007

This week's flowers



Along with these stunning tulips we have a lovely big bunch of (can't think of the name, similar flower to heliconias). The brother friends are again in Thailand for three weeks, so they picked a heap from their garden. They are lasting very well. The tulips were not so long lived.

13 comments:

  1. Yep, thanks Pomgirl. Seems they come under the umbrella of heliconia.

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  2. Strelitzia AKA Bird of Paradise plant/flower.

    We've had one in the backyard for well over a decade and the bugger refuses to flower. (Back to the pansies which never fail to come up with the goods.)

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  3. Yep, both those words. I forget plant names now I don't mix it with them.

    Srelitzia do fine without much water, very good drainage and sun.

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  4. Dropped a t in my comment. Pansies don't always come with the goods.

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  5. My tulips were shitful this year, but I hope for better next year.

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  6. On t'other hand hawkeye23 my shulips were titful this year. Just as I like it. I blame the Copperwitch!

    (Sorry. I'll come back as an anti Spoonerist Trappist monk in the next life ... or not.)

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  7. "Strelitzia do fine without much water, very good drainage and sun."

    ... and guess what demands of the oughta be flourishing strelitzia we ignored.

    Yep, 1 through to the next number you choose to think of.

    OTH we do well with hydrangeas ... arguably the most prissy, precious and "I could really grow really well if you'd only provide me with lots of SPF 30+ sunscreen and a good therapist" plants on the block.

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  8. I LOVE Bird of a Paradise plants - they are so beautiful. They look great next to a big fountain, but equally as lovely on your bench.

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  9. So gorgeous Andrew, some flowers are just so intricate. We have a small bush out the front that has just gone wild with these pink littl flowers, I will take a pic of them and put it up should blogger allow it.

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  10. I love Tulips. I sent my mum a big bunch from Roses Only on her bday last year...so pretty!

    I love the 2nd pic too..wut r they?

    Keshi.

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  11. Outdoors Hawkeye? Maybe not cold enough for them.

    My favourite plant M'lord, hydies, but the old type not the new varieties.

    I remember going through a garden in Thailand Rosanna and there were hundreds of them, and many other heliconias.

    Interested to see Cazzie as I saw something similar the other day from a distance. They looked like azaleas.

    Bird of paradise or strelitzia Keshi. Roses Only that sells every other flower too?

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  12. Bird of paradise thats it!

    Keshi.

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