Sunday, September 8
Sunday, June 9
I am not sure if this is the Mauve Mist or the Pink Ice variety of bottle brush. But we have a few of this variety in the area where I live. They usually flower and full bloom during spring up to late summer, a great display of color but these flowers attracts a lot of hummingbirds.
Bottle brush" the name was derive from the plant's flowers, which look like brushes for cleaning bottles. Bottle brushes are among the hardiest of Australian native plants. I like the bold red flower but I have also seen pink and cream bottle brush. We a lot of them in our neighborhood, it attracts a lot of birds. Bottle brush are very low maintenance and if you cut them back you will be rewarded of lots of flowers on the next season.
These white bottle brush flowers are not actually white but they are lemon-colored . This attractive shrub is suitable for tropical and frost-free areas. The tree is about 3 m tall and have weeping branches.
Tuesday, May 28
Plumeria - common name: Frangipani. It is also known as the Lei flower, grows well in warm tropical areas. Frangipani have branches like candelabra and fragrant white or pink flowers.
I love Frangipani, it reminds me of the place where I grew up in the Philippines we have Fragipani tree in the front yard and it blooms every summer with beautiful pink and white flowers.
I notice that Frangipani designs are very popular these days. There are many items that uses the Frangipani flowers as design on their products - in fabrics, paintings on canvas, framed pictures, designers boxes and ceramics. I also see them on cards, actually I have some pink Fraginpani stickers on my car, courtesy of my sister who bought it at the weekend market.
While browsing on eBay, i saw a salt and pepper shaker with a frangipani flowers on it. How about this one - Frangipani lamp; Lime Soap. A fresh, floral, uplifting soap to revive and enlightens the spirit and senses. This soap gently cleanses with a rich creamy lather. The ingredients are palm oil. coconut oil, almond oil, vegetable glycerin soap, lye, Frangipani fragrance, lime essential oil.
Sunday, May 26
Bougainvillea is native to South America's Amazon rain forest. Bougainvillea was named in honor of Louis Antoine de Bougainville, a French military man who discovered the plant in 1768 in Brazil. It took several more decades before the tropical vine was actually grown in Europe; the first plant was brought to France in 1800. From these species have come numerous hybrids of varying sizes, from 2-foot-tall dwarf cultivars to vines that can exceed 30 feet tall.
Although their colorful displays are described as flowers, they are actually bracts, paper-thin leaves that protect developing flowers. Bougainvillea flowers are usually white. There are two colors in this variety white and purple. My daughter is arguing with me saying that it is more of a dark pink than purple, what do you think?
How would you describe this bougainvilleas. . . Orange bracts, fading to purplish pink. It took me a while to find the correct description for this bougainvillea. We live in a townhouse and I really like to add some bougainvilleas in my little courtyard, maybe I could get one of the dwarf varieties, I read that the dwarf varieties are nearly thorn less.
I am just surprise of the different varieties that are now available, sometimes you can find bi-colored or sometimes three color in one. Amazing. . .
You may like to visit my Bougainvilleas gallery at HubPages.
Saturday, May 25
Tibouchinas, are native to south-east Brazil, they are also known as Glory Tree or Lasiandra. This tree blossoms during the autumn months which is from March -May here in Australia.
Tibouchinas make quite a statement, with their bursting purple flowers, most of the tibouchina that I have seen around our neighborhood are small tress like the above.