24 04, 2020

Camellia in Bloom

By |2020-04-24T09:41:35-07:00April 24th, 2020|Photos|

Usually the camellias are just a deep green, leafy backdrop for my tropical garden. But once in a while it flowers and outshines all the plants around it. This is one of those occasions. The pink and white of the bloom really set off from the green shades behind it, so the flower is visible from dozens of yards away.

26 11, 2019

Kalanchoe Marnieriana in bloom

By |2019-11-26T08:39:34-08:00November 26th, 2019|Photos|

After a long summer with heat and no water (summer weather didn't really end until November), the recent rain and cool weather has the succulents around the acre growing new leaves and flowering like crazy. This one is a Mariner's Kalenchoe (Kalanchoe marnieriana) blooming near the pond. Most of my Kalanchoes have orange to red blooms, but this one produces flowers that are salmon pink, so it gets a spot right up front where everyone can see it.

10 06, 2014

Pink Mallow

By |2014-06-09T15:46:04-07:00June 10th, 2014|Garden|

Around here we've got a variety of mallow with a tiny white flower and a great big taproot that likes to take over just about everything. Fortunately, there are prettier, less invasive varieties native to other parts of North America. This one's a big mallow with a really showy pink blossom blooming in the butterfly garden.

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