Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Splashes and Splotches;

The flower has fallen, but a colourful calyx remains displaying bright red splashes.


Begonias are a delight in the shady garden, in these two species displaying dominantly silver and pink splashes and blotches.


Bromeliad, Nidularium, splashes rouge on its leaves when ready to flower.



This is an oddball with its many splotches forming sort of a pattern.



Colloquially called Tigerlilly has splashed and splotched a delicate pattern on its petals.


The always popular Hibiscus, this one is from Cuba, shows off yellow with deep red splashes.



Bromeliad, Neoregelia limegreen splotches and a splash of pink on each leaf.



Truly beautiful, varigation with splashes and splotches.
Perhaps now you had your fill with splashes and splotches....


..... and all I can say, thank you for visiting and have a nice day.

Photos TS.








26 comments:

diane said...

Plants are amazing with their millions of different patterns and colours. I loved your slashesh and splotches, especially the Bromeliads.

MedaM said...

Another beautiful series of photos, Titania! What wonderful plants you have in your garden. What beautiful leaves they have; huge leaves with various and beautiful patterns. I so much like those Begoinia pink splashes leaves. They look so interesting and so beautiful. And your Tigerlilly flowers are lovely too…and yours Hibiscus; it is gorgeous….and Bromeliads...
Have a nice day to you too and thanks for sharing these beautiful photos!

Prospero said...

Titania, these are beautiful splotches. My favorite is the oddball.

Since you grow so many wonderful bromeliads, I wanted to ask you a question. I have a fairly large Tillandsia. It flowered and produced seed. Yesterday, I noticed that many tiny Tillandsia germinated in situ on the flossy filaments that bind the seed together. Have you ever noticed this phenomenon (germination on the mother plant) with any of your plants?

Danielle said...

You have so many wonderful plants in your garden. All so beautiful and unique! I love the tiger lilies. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog :)

Gail - Fort Rock Glimpses said...

Thank you for sharing your Splashes and Splotches!!

Janie said...

I've seen some of your plants grown indoors, but they'd never survive our cold winters. Beautiful shots from your garden!

Pacey said...

Beautiful splashes and splotches. I love the simplicity of the hibiscus, that one is surely a mestizo.

Tatyana said...

Hi titania! The Bromeliad leaves that have emerald-green color is outstanding!

Pia K said...

Wow, those enormous begonia leaves are quite impressive! The ones we have here are just tiny compared to these.

Happy Thursday~

sweet bay said...

Beautiful shots! My favorite is the 5th one -- that is outstanding.

Andrea said...

Really beautiful! it is so interesting to see plants in other countries blooming at the same time, but different climates. About my hostas - there are so many varieties and I love them. The leaves of some of them look like they are being painted. One of my favorites is called Striptease. Have a nice weekend, Andrea

Elfe said...

Guten Tag Titania

Fantastisch schöne Pflanzen, fast alle sind bei uns als Zimmer- oder Balkonpflanzen zu haben. Den Hibiscus liebe ich speziell, und den Du auf dem Bild zeigst, ist gerade auch mein Favorit, was die Farbe anbelangt.
Schönes Wochenende und liebe Grüsse
Elfe

A World in a PAN said...

What beautiful shots! After reading your post I went to take pictures of my flowers ... with different eyes.

Sunita said...

Trudi, lovely post!
Is the first photo of a Costus? Love all the splashes and splotches! :)

HappyMouffetard said...

What a great post - it's so easy to concentrate on flowers, but foliage is absolutely beautiful, too.

mothernaturesgarden said...

I'm fond of splashes and splotches. :) I love the rex begonias with their metallic sheen.
Donna

Titania said...

Diane, yes, all the patterns are amazing.

Thank you Meda for stepping into my garden and admiring words.

Prospero, No I have not. I have answered your question on your blog.

Thank you Danielle, you are welcome.

Thanks Gail!
Thanks Janie!

Pacey, I do not know but it is surely a beautiful, reliable plant.

Thanks Tatyana!
Thanks Pia!
Thanks Sweet Bay!

Andrea, it is very exciting to try and enjoy new plants. Those Hostas look absolutely beautiful.

Hallo liebe Elfe. Es ist ja toll, dass heute auch die tropischen Pflanzen erhaeltlich sind. Als ich in der Schweiz war in,07 sah ich viele Orchideenin Toepfen auf Fenstersimsen und Bougainvilleas in Kuebel gepflanzt. Also die Sommergaerten haetten das ja gar nicht noetig, aber es ist halt "fun" etwas tropisches und anderes zu pflanzen.

Thank you Laura, good on you!

Sunita, yes you are right it was a Costus. Many plants have the trend to display brilliant calyxes after flowering.

Happy Mouffetard, Well, I guess our eyes are always firstly drawn to the flowers. But I love all sorts of leafy things.

Donna, thank you for your visit. Your garden is a treat to visit.

Prospero said...

Titania, I will try to photograph my baby tillandsia. The problem is that they are so tiny and that I don't have a macro lens. Right now, I have some in a dish with a bit of water. I'll try some vermiculite as a base and try to pot up the tiny plants.

Mo said...

Dear Titania, come over and collect your award at Green Desert when you get a chance.

Murgelchen94 said...

Hallo Titania,
dein Garten gibt´s bei uns nur als Zimmerpflanzen zu bewundern.
Wunderschön sehen sie aus.
Danke für deinen Besuch.
LG,
Helga

Lara said...

amazing colours! gardens fascinate me more and more!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Hi Trudi, it's always wonderful to see the splashes and splotches from your beautiful garden. The begonias and the bromeliads are my favourites!

Maria Berg said...

So many colors to all your leaves in the garden that is great almost you do not ned ant flowers that blossom... MB

Linda said...

The oddball really is amazing.

I have nominated you for an award.

http://remotetreechanger.blogspot.com/2009/07/sisterhood-award.html

texasdaisey said...

What a great post idea. I love it and your pictures are great too.
Debbie

Hort Log said...

wow beautiful oddball - truly nice plant - a Draceana ?