Sunday, 28 February 2010


Hibiscus schizopetalus; Alessi must have taken this hibiscus as a model for his platters and bowls.
Please do click the pictures to be intrigued!

Grevillia Hony Gem; the intricacies of the anthers make the flower.

Fungi with formidable patterns clustered together on old wood;

Hoya cumingiana var Santos;" Star" attractions are their waxy flowers in wonderful colours.
This one grows in the same orchid pot for many years and bears always many flowers.

Philodendron-and Bauhinia leaves mingling together; enhancing fragments of sunlight dancing on satiny foliage.

Lichen belong into any garden like flowers and foliage. Different Lichen grow on an old Euphorbia millii.

Rose Seduction; silky softness, baby pink petals, golden stamens, intrigued by its simple beauty.

Pineapple Lilly, Eucomis; emerging from its dark chambers in pristine, green condition.

Sanseveria trifasciata Hahnii, nestling together displaying their perfect zebra pattern.

Viburnum; secretive, hide away plants with tiny porcelain flowers, perfect for "neglected areas" in the garden.

A smile;

Have a nice Day.


Stephanie said...

Oh these remarkable plants are wonderful. The hoya flower is a beauty. Now you made me wonder how many kinds of hoya we have in this world... I saw so many different colours from various blogs already!

Btw, the last pic is cute ;-)

Floridagirl said...

Wonderful photos! Definitely could be an artist's inspiration. I think the grevillia is my favorite!

Laura in Paris said...

Lovely pictures, as usual. Sometimes I go to the Municipal Gardens for a walk , it is very near my Parisian home. They have a green house for tropical plants where I see many of the plants from your garden! (like the second from top). But they have charts with the huminidy and temperature needed .. and it's obvious that they wouldn't grow in my deck!

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Ami said...

Amazing photos! I love the flower of Hoya cumingiana var Santos... Can not resist the smile in the last picture :)

James Missier said...

Your hony gem look so marvelous, something that I haven't seen.
Wouldn't notice where is the flower.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

A lot of interesting things in your garden, Titania! Hibiscus looks so different! Happy March to you!

Kcalpesh said...

You've caught some terrific colors on these beautiful creations of NATURE! Awesome!

Pixellicious Photos

Pat's Addition said...

What an interesting mix of exotic (to me) garden plants.

MedaM said...

I am delighted over and over again with your wonderful plants that grow in your own garden. I am really impressed.

diane said...

Beautiful photos of lovely plants and you are so clever knowing all their names. A beautiful garden. You must be very proud.

catmint said...

Hibiscus schizopetalus. Next we'll have gardeners specializing in plant mental health! Thanks for lovely photos and poetic verbal descriptions. cheers, catmint

Titania said...

Stephanie, thank you for your comment. Yes there are many beautiful Hoyas around, even yellow ones.

Floridagirl; I think you could probably plant the more cold hardy G.
They grow well from seed.

Laura, your summer balcony is a credit to you. I guess on cold winter days one craves tropical plants...

Thanks Ami;

James; Grevillias are beautiful shrubs in all sizes, in many colours, small and big flowers, I am sure some would grow in your garden, generally they dislike wet feet.

Thanks Tatjana, the same to you.

Kcalpesh thank you for your comment.

Thank you Meda, your are kind.

Diane. Thank you for your kind comment.

catmint, yes it is funny, there are many "schizo" plants around.

sweet bay said...

Intriguing -- and gorgeous! The hibiscus is astounding. I am smitten with the pink rose too. So lovely.

Pia K said...

as usual, garden beauty galore!

ah hoya, i wish my old one would bloom again. it hasn't since about 9 years, i'ma afraid it doesn't like its placement, but it's difficult to find a more suitable place for it...

the gnome is the sweetest (and he sure does a good job!), what might be his name?

Titania said...

Sweetbay, thanks for your visit and nice comment.

Pia, thank you for your comment. His name is actually "Sweety"! You got it. Your Hoya might be planted into a pot which is to big. Generally they flower very freely; It might have it to good; like to much fertilizer. Then they think, why should I make flowers if I am pampered like this.
Try to look at a Hoya site to find out what they like and what not when growing indoors.

Pietro said...

I always enjoy very much your flowers pictures, Titania! Very beautiful post!

Autumn Belle said...

Titiana, all your blooms are exotic and lovely. I didn't know there's a plant called pineapple lily. How unique!

Titania said...


Autumn Belle,

thank you so much for your kind comments.

Evelyn Howard said...

The first one is beautiful. I saw this on holiday in Malaysia and didn't know what it was, so thanks for the post :). The last pic is sweet.

Titania said...

Thank you Evelyn.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Yes, those are some intriguing plants and blooms. I fell in love with some pineapple lilies when we went to North Carolina in 2007. I'm sad they aren't hardy here.