Saturday, May 17, 2008

A WALK IN THE GARDEN


Courtyard garden with Lee Littlefield sculpture.
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February, March, April and May are glorious months in the garden.  These photos were taken May 17, 2008.  The cool weather has prolonged the blooming season.  The fragrances are intoxicating.  The Night Blooming Jasmine makes visitors euphoric.   

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Spicy Jatropha (Jatropha integerrima)
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Coral vine (Antigonon leptopus)
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Angel Trumpets (Brugmansia spp.) have a light fragrance in the evenings
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Orchid
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Ground orchid
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Lipstick plant
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Tropical pitcher plant (Nepenthes spp) in a hanging basket
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Parrot Lily (Alstroemeria psittacin)
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Ground covers, textures (Vinca major, Selaginella uncinata, Viola spp.)
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Sparkler sedge, Chinese ground orchid (Carex phyllocephala, Bletilla striata)
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Hardy Gloxinia (Sinningia sellovii)
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Veronica (Veronica spicata)  Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea  quercifolia)
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Shrimp plant (Justicia brandegeana)
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Miniature pipevine (Aristolochia fimbriata)

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Bromeliads
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Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) going to seed
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Golden globes (Lysimachia procumbens)
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Buddy purple Gomphrena (Gomphrena globosa)
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Fairy Duster (Calliandra eriophylla)
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Easter lilies blooming under a Fairy Duster                      
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Brazilian plume (Justicia carnea)
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Amaryllis (Hippeastrum spp.)
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Hollyhock (Alcea spp.)
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Cockscomb (Celosia spp.)
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Daylily (Hemerocallis spp.)
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Macha (Felis catus "Siamese x Manx"), the garden guardian.  

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Splash plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya) and tante sinningia (Sinningia spp.)
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Tricolor Stromanthes (Stromante sanguinea) and holly fern (Cyrtomium falcatum)
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Lily-pad begonia (Begonia nelumbiifolia)
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Easter lily (Lilium longiflorum)
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A Sago's (Cycas revoluta) new growth
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Bromeliad in foreground, redbird (Pedilanthus tithymaloides) in background
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Bicolor African iris (Dietes bicolor)
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Crinum lily (Crinum spp.) seedpods
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Bleeding heart vine (Clerodendrum thomsoniae)
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Purple shrimp plant (Porphyrocoma pohliana)
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Raven peacock ginger (Kaempferia rotunda) blooms before it leafs out
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American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)

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alice said...

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Clark said...

Hello, I have seen very nice and colorful flowers, interesting article it reveals the beauty of the plants species that habit in our world.

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