Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Hot, the Loud and the Proud #13

On the last day of every month, Noel of A Plant Fanatic in Hawaii hosts the meme 'the Hot, the Loud and the Proud. You can view many tropicals from all over the world here. In my garden in the tropics, orange seems to be the predominant colout now, besides the white of the jasmines.
THis heliconia is upright. Its shape reminds me of some kind of ancient weapon.
The lobster claw heliconias are flowering profusely now. Each plant is vying with its neighbour to send out a longer bract.
Squirrels like to eat these flowers . I wonder if there is anything that deters the squirrels.


  1. aloha,

    i love your collection of heliconia..we don't have squirrels here but we do have mice that love to crawl into many places like these plants to establish a nest...never a fun thing to discover if you want to cut some of the flowers down for a display.

  2. Awesome captures of such gorgeous flowers/colors! Superb! The shape of the heliconia reminds me of a weapon, too! Hope you have a wonderful day!


  3. Your collection today is hot! I only see squirrels in the streets. They have not visit my garden yet.

  4. Gorgeous colours!! Love the heliconias! They surely make the garden so much brighter!

    Wish I could say the same about the squirrels. But I have never seen them here.:(

  5. Those are some amazing plants. Of course I love anything red anyway but these are exceptional.
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  6. Beautiful photos lotusleaf and it must be so wonderful to have these growing in your garden. I don't think there is anything to deter a squirrel - we get them here all the time and climbing up the walls of the house.

    In answer to your question it's a waterlily tulip due to the shape of its petals when it opens in the sun.

  7. What a beauties and a tropical display - thank you for sharing

  8. I love the lobsterclaw heleocnia - mmm wonder where I could fit one in :) It looks very prolific

  9. They are bright and beautiful. I didn't know squirrels like them. How to deter them?
    1. Feed the squirrels something else.
    2. Get some dogs.

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