Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Little miracles

The beauty in most things lies in the details. Every day, your garden will reward. These little orchids are related to the indigenous "virgin" orchid. They belong to the dendrobium family.
One of my favorite plants- the Iron Cross Rex Begonia. It is well known for its striking foliage but I had never seen it flower. The flower is surprisingly colourful. Which means that this plants takes itself very seriously- it packs a good wallop in visual stimulation- usually with strong foliage, the flower tends to be insignificant. The rich rusty colours perfectly complement the greens and browns of the leaves.


This photo is a bit washed out but it gives an idea of how the flower emerges from the plant.
The miniature pineapple. The tuft on top is actually a new plant and if treated right, will become a strong healthy specimen that will produce its own pineapple.



6 comments:

Wicked Gardener said...

Wow, each one of those pictures is so interesting. The orchid is one of the prettiest I've seen, with the lavender spots. The texture on that begonia has me dying to touch it. And the pineapple? It's just so cute! Thanks for sharing these!

Nicole said...

beautiful orchid-and that miniature pineapple is just too cute!

Omar said...

What an informative and instructive blog. I certainly have read more of your posts.

Marie said...

Thank you. It is quite obvious that you are a very intelligent gardener. The photo's are stunning. I agree that the colors and lines compliment each other, thus creating a complete look. Truly these would be an addition to any garden. I think you would appreciate the following website that supports the serious gardener. BEAUTIFUL PLANTS !

Saur♥Kraut said...

Beautiful. Thank you again for such a peaceful blog.

Carolyn said...

as always i love the pix here..tq for creating a beautiful garden on the internet :-)