Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Bees In The Grewia

 The bees love the grewia!  Whenever I step out in to the garden with my camera, I can almost always find a bee in the grewia.  And if they are not there, then they are in the rosemary!

Bee in the Grewia

Bee flying into a Grewia bloom

Monday, November 2, 2020

Coleus Color for Autumn!

Here are some coleus that are growing by the front door.  I really like the varied and vibrant colors!


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Hibiscus Bloom

The hibiscus has a lot of blooms right now.  This bloom is at eye level and greets us as we come down the steps.  It's about six inches in diameter.

Hibiscus Bloom

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Cactus Flower

 So the cactus flower I posted two days ago (see below), has now completely opened.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Flowering Cactus

 I don't have a label for this little cactus, but it sure has a pretty flower!  I like the color too.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Haemanthus albiflos Bloom

 I've always thought Haemanthus albiflos had an interesting bloom.

Haemanthus albiflos

In this close-up picture you can see the golden yellow stigma and anther of this self pollinating plant.

Haemanthus albiflos

Haemanthus albiflos

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Sherman Gardens - Tropical Conservatory

Sherman Gardens is a great little botanical garden.  It's smaller than most, but packed with a wide variety of quality plants.  It's always worth a visit if your anywhere near Corona Del Mar, California.  One of my favorite spots in the garden is the Tropical Conservatory.

Tillandsia xerographica and tillandsia useneoides framing the entrance.

Heliconia rostrate (hanging lobster claw)

Heliconia rostrate (hanging lobster claw)

Assorted bromeliads


The orchid wall

This bloom is a bit topsy turvy

A nice Bird's Nest Fern in the middle.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Sherman Gardens - Carnivorous Plants

 There are some carnivorous plants at Sherman Gardens and they are growing them outside.  I've always found carnivorous plants interesting and more than just the way they capture bugs.  I like the colors, patterns and different textures.

Sherman Gardens - Bromeliads

 Here are a few pictures of some bromeliads at Sherman Gardens.

I like how different bromeliads have been attached to the body of this flamingo.  I think that is a fun idea.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Sherman Gardens - Cactus and Succulent Garden

 Sherman Gardens has a great cactus and succulent display.  They have a lot of variety in a small area, that is planted creatively.

I like how they have planted succulents in the steps.