The picture above shows the Zebra Plant Sanchezia which is blooming in my tropical garden.
The Heliconiums are putting out these showy flowers, which, in a month's time will be two feet long.
Another heliconium, Strelitzia reginae, the Bird of Paradise is blooming happily in the scorching sun.
The pink Ixora has at last started blooming. Its orange cousin never stopped blooming .
The Hoya Carnosa, a native of India like the Ixora , has started putting out its perfumed waxy flowers. It will bloom again and again on the same branch.
Thanks to Carol for hosting the Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. Please visit May Dreams Garden to see what is blooming in different parts of the world.
Your blooms today are very lovely. I especially like the Heliconium strelitzia and hoya. A great post for GBBD!ReplyDelete
The Heliconium flower looks like that of a very colorful fish. I love the Hoya, how beautiful.ReplyDelete
What beautiful flowers you have blooming! I love the Bird of Paradise. The last two flowers look like they would smell really good. I can't wait to feel scorching sun on me too :)ReplyDelete
That Hoya takes my fancy.
I love the Hoya Carnosa! Ah, to live in the tropics....ReplyDelete
What a pleasant post for a rainy morning! I love tropicals.ReplyDelete
I definitely need to move to a warmer climate so I can grow gorgeous plants like these:)ReplyDelete
I vote for the hoya, too! I love its simple colors and architectural forms. Happy bloom day!ReplyDelete
A beautiful choice of tropical flowers. Love the Heliconias and Bird of Paradise. Exuberantly showing their strong colours. There is also a native Hoya, similar looking from here SE Queensland. It grows in big swags up tree.ReplyDelete
Vibrant colours in your garden. I'm waiting for my pink Ixora to bloom. The hoya looks amazing. I'll be on the lookout for them the next time I visit the nurseries.ReplyDelete
What lovely tropical flowers, made me feel nice and warm here in the damp UKReplyDelete
Wow - lovely big juicy blossoms! I've seen Strelitzia reginae around here (Central Coast/Bay Area California) but I have been unable to get one to grow for me. Every few years I try again! It's not a CA native, but nor is it likely to thrive in the wild here, and I love that orange and blue together in the bird-like shape.ReplyDelete
Thank you friends, for your interesting and encouraging comments. Have a nice day!ReplyDelete
I love the bird of paradise! Everything looks so lush, a welcome respite from my wintry weather.ReplyDelete
Your blooms are like beautiful creatures lotusleaf! Gorgeous colors and photos! ;>)ReplyDelete
Dear tropical gardenerReplyDelete
I LOVE your beautiful beautiful garden!
I was hunting down the hoya plant in India - South India when I came across it. I live in Australia (Melbourne) and have a hoya in my garden - however it is pink with darker pink on the inside. My friend from Nagercoil is now desperate to get a plant for herself and I am helping her to locate it in India - as I know it is a native of India / South East Asia.
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