Sunday, February 6, 2011

Today's Flowers

The minimum temperature has gone up and many ofthe climbers are blooming now. The Thunbergia mysorensis has put out longstrands of yellow- and - maroon flowers.
Hoya carnosa's flowers are perfuming my garden in the night. The wax like white flowers have pink centres.

The Caraonda bush has stopped flowering, but its pink berries are very attractive. I plan to pickle some this season.


All my begonias are flowering now, and Begonia 'Black Mamba' is the showiest.



Heliconia 'Lobster Claw' bracts are increasing in length. Soon they will be 2 feet long. They last for months on the plants.
My thanks to the hosts of Today's Flowers- Santilli, Denise, Pupo and Sandy Carlson. You can see more flowers at http://flowersfromtoday.blogspot.com





15 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Love these exotic plants

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  2. Thinbergia myrosorensis is one of my favourite climbers - there is a fantastic one in Oxfords botanic garden.

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  3. I havent seen the first 3 flowers before, they are lovely. Im awarding you the Stylish Blogger Award, come and get it from my blog.

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  4. The berries look very attractive!

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  5. Gorgeous captures! I always enjoy seeing the different flowers from your part of the world as well as the ones that we share! Such beautiful colors! Hope you have a great day!

    Sylvia

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  6. i didn't know the name of Hoya carnosa until now. my mother used to have this flowering vine in our yard. the berries look luscious.

    http://savorthebite.blogspot.com/2011/02/todays-flowers-27-white-phlox.html

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  7. Very beautiful, especially the last shot!!

    My flowers for today, have a blessed Sunday!

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  8. I've never seen the first three flowers before, nor the last one. The Caraonda bush's fruit looks like radishes in their redness and roundness. I love the colors in the aptly named "lobster claw." All of these flowers are lovely!

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  9. Those berries are very attractive! What a luscious colour! As for your blooms, they're all so attractive!

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  10. I love the hoya flower! It look spectacular. The scent must be so wonderful. And that lobster claw, it is beautiful!

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  11. is your hoya and begonia plants are large enough to share cuttings???if so could you plzz send me some in exchange ill send the plants you need...

    if you are interested reply me ill send u the list of what i have ..or else no issues...

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  12. Ooh..Aah..love the flowers!!!!!!
    Thanks for reminding me that I'll have some wonderful flowers in about 3 months...I can handle that.

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  13. Love your pictures!!
    Thank you for sharing,
    Gisela.

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  14. Lovely blooms. Tells me spring is very close to coming here also.

    Cher
    Goldenray Yorkies

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  15. Your Mysore Clock Vine is my weakness.

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