Thursday, 22 November 2012

Prominently Red;

 Daylily; Hemerocallis, very popular flowering plant in my garden. I have always been fascinated with these 
 easily to grow and very reliable perennials.They have made huge leaps in looks with gorgeous colours, frills, different sizes from giants to dainty minis.  They start flowering in October and keep going  for 3-4 month, depending on the plant.

Quisqualis indica also known as Rangoon Creeper. a vine with red flower clusters. It is found in Asia and in many other parts of the world. The genus translates into Latin for What is that?
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Callistemon viminalis, a red weeping bottlebrush; Do you spot the green Lorikeet enjoying the nectar of the flowers.

Dark red Hybrid Tea. Mister Lincoln

Bred by Swim & Weeks (United States, 1964). 

Dark red.  Strong fragrance.  up to 35 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Tall.  Matte, dark green, leathery foliage.
Height of 3' to 6' 7" (90 to 200 cm).  Width of 2' (60 cm).
Hardy.  vigorous.  heat tolerant.  In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third.

This rose does very well in my subtropical garden especially when it is dry.

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
Abraham Lincoln

A variegated, French bred rose; floriferous and not affected by diseases.

Hippeastrums, prominently red from October into December

I like this dwarf, red Canna lily, flowering from spring to late summer.

Hippies lighten the borders from October into December.

Curcuma is a genus of about 80 accepted species in the plant family Zingiberaceae that contains such species as turmeric and Siam Tulip. The name comes from Arabic kurkum meaning "turmeric". Since assembly of the genus Curcuma by Linnaeus in 1753 about 130 species have been described so far. Some of the species descriptions are without Latin diagnosis or type specimen, therefore the legitimate status of many species is suspicious and remains unclear.

Carl Linnaeus stating that all organisms bear relationships on all sides, their forms changing gradually from one species to the next. From Philosophia Botanica (1751).

Believe it or not:
This world, after all our science and sciences,
 is still miracle;wonderful, inscrutable, magical 
and more, to whosoever will think of it.Thomas Carlyle

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Daylillies in the Summergarden;

Beloved deceiver;  Salter 1996; this daylily grows and flowers very well in my garden, zone 11, scape 24" flower 4.5" evergreen, Tetraploid.

Up into the cherry tree 
Who should climb but little me? 
I held the trunk with both my hands 
And looked abroad in foreign lands. 

 Miniature Hoot; Blith Australia 
A lovely salmon-pink with darker veining. Apple green throat. Lovely form, vigorous and hardy.

That I had never seen before. 
I saw the next door garden lie, 
Adorned with flowers, before my eye, 
And many pleasant places more 

Cindy's eye; Salter 1994, 30" 6" blooms semi evergreen, does grow and bloom very well.
I saw the dimpling river pass 
And be the sky's blue looking-glass; 
The dusty roads go up and down 
With people tramping in to town. 

I have received this one as a gift, can not recall its name. The flowers look stunning, semi evergreen, very tall and vigorous.

If  I could find a higher tree 
Farther and farther I should see, 
To where the grown-up river slips 
Into the sea among the ships, 

Beloved deceiver; growing in the herb garden.

To where the road on either hand 
Lead onward into fairy land, 
Where all the children dine at five, 
And all the playthings come alive. 
Robert Louis Stevenson

Ash Rosy; NUNAN - 1997 - DIP - 6" - EVERGREEN - 26" - EM - RE Australian cultivar. Blend of pink & purple, large ashes of roses watermark. Continuous blooming.

Marilyn Siwik; David Kirchhoff  1994 new in my garden.

Spacecoast passion released; (Kinnebrew,  2002) new in my garden.
6”, ev, , TET – wide and trimmed with metallic lace.  Scapes are 30”, 

Steve Trimmer;  Trimmer 1999; 5.25" blooms semievergreen, Tetraploid,  good branching on tall sturdy scapes,  good budcount and sets seed easily.

A few of my daylilies. The garden is very dry and some are much later as I do not water all of them. Or only occasionally when they are very stressed. 

Believe it or not: “There's place and means for every man alive.”
-William Shakespeare