Friday, January 14, 2011

GBBD- January 2011

Welcome to the Garden Blogger's Bloom Day of January 2011. The red hibiscus has beautiful yellow patterns on it, as though someone has painted it.
The purple Angelonia is a new addition to my garden. The flowers have a fruity scent.


There are many shade houses on the road leading out from the city where beautiful , large gerberas are grown for export. My gerbera is not well formed and fat like those flowers, as this grows in the ground exposed to the elements, and is being fed no chemicals!

This delicate flower is pale blue, and it has a globular pink bract. My sister got it for me from Goa. The plant is still young, but is full of pink buds. I would like to know its name and history.



The needle like buds of the Ixora make an unusual pattern.
My thanks to Carol.
This is also my contribution to Katarina's Roses and Stuff. Thanks, Katarina.
I am also participating in Fertilizer Friday hosted by Tootsie at Tootsietime.



19 comments:

  1. Your red hibiscus is a stunner! The Angelonia is new to me, so are the pale blue blooms. Your gerbera looks like mine;) And ixora buds are really photogenic!

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  2. oh that is a pretty share today! they are all so pretty but I am loving the hibiscus too...it is one that I can't grow here...and I love them!
    you did a great post today for FF...thank you for linking in this week...I hope you will be linking in often this year!!!

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  3. Your beautiful, colorful flower captures is such a delightful way to start my day! Thank you! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  4. Beautiful flowers. I liked that flower with lots of pink buds on, really nice. Have a good weekend
    Lisa/Lisas trädgård

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  5. If you find out the name of that "unknown" plant you have.....please let me know. It's so unique looking & i love planting flowers like this in my garden too....your post is beautiful! hurry up spring!!!
    xoxo

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  6. Love the painted splattered look of the Hibiscus...

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  7. Lovely flowers!
    Have a nice weekend! / Irene

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  8. The red Hibiskus is so beautiful!!!
    Tjingeling

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  9. Thanks for the tour, your garden is beautiful.

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  10. I know I am a day behind, but your blooms are lovely.I enjoyed the visit.

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  11. Your beautiful blooms brought some sunshine into my gray, winter day - thanks!

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  12. aloha

    you have a wonderful blooms today, that dynamo hibiscus looks like one i also have - aren't they amazing hybrids?

    have a great weekend

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  13. So lovley pitures you have taken :) Nice / Suss

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  14. Such beautiful flowers, love that gorgeous hibiscus! Your pictures are a welcome sight in the middle of winter here.

    I think your unknown flowers might be a Thalictrum.

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  15. The Hibiscus is fantastic! I haven't seen one like that before. I love the plant your sister gave to you as well. It's lovely.

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  16. I like the pattern of your Hibiscus!

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