Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Purple hues

This bromeliad is one of the larger ones in my collection, Neoregelia concentrica cv Bullis.




And the tiny flowers forming a circle in the center, that is it, those are its flowers. It is not the flowers but the leaves with the glowing purple color what makes this bromeliad so stunning.




Sunday, May 19, 2019

Thought for the weekend


All the uglinesses of the world can best be forgotten

in the beauty of nature!

[Mehmet Murat Ildan]


Costus barbatus (Spiral Ginger or Red Velvet Ginger)

Friday, May 17, 2019


This Passionvine is a volunteer. Where I had planted it originally, on the opposite side of the yard, it did not want to grow. I guess the roots just keep wandering, looking for that perfect spot.

Passiflora Incense


So now it grows where it not really should grow. There is a Bougainvillea planted to grow over the back porch, and a Dutchman's Pipe vine covers the pergola supplying much-needed shade for the orchids, but who am I to tell the plants where they can or cannot grow.