GrungeSaturday, May 14, 2011
The colours and forms of certain flowers can be very challenging to describe in words. Let me start with my Spider Tresses flowers... they bear maroon appendages which can grow to about a feet long.
Interestingly, eventhough the appendages do get twisted with each other, they will always look nice dropping down from the flower and will not get really messy.
The other flowers that are as intriguing is the Rudbeckia. I thought the flowers will be washed out by the days of big drops of rain and scorching hot sun. They didn't! Its flowers did not even drop a single petal and their colours are still as vivid as when I bought it two weeks ago... amazing!
I love the sight of my Calla hybrids (thanks to a good friend!) which their rhizomes I planted in early April. The Calla Mango (the top flower in the pic below) was the first one spotted...
This was then followed by the Calla Black-Eyed Beauty.
Here is another flower with fascinating bloom. I have waited for about two weeks for its flower bud to open. And when it opened I was stunned by it. A spaceship?
Hehe... it's actually my Sarracenia. I have seen Sarracenia flowers at the nurseries that have very long flower stalk. In fact the stalk of flower was taller than its pitchers. But mine is only about 15 inches in height and it's shorter than the pitchers which are about 22 inches tall.
The cutest flowers of the week were the pair of 'loves birds' from my Little Bird Plant. Perhaps they were admiring my Siam Tulip ;-)
I am glad the pink bracts and flowers of the Siam Tulip is even more vivid than before...
Have a great 'green' week!