Tuesday, September 16, 2008
A few interesting pics!
We went to a show and sale on Sunday, at Mounts Botanical Gardens in West Palm Beach. My daughter took a picture of the sign above, which I found uploaded into my laptop tonight...ain't it grand???
I think this is called an "umbrel" of blooms on a hoya (above). Just which kind, I have no idea, but isn't it just the sweetest??? My daughter shot this!
OK...now my daugher took a pic of these orchid roots. I find them to be way more fascinating than the blooming end! Don't they just look "succulent" in nature? Why, yes, they are!!! LOL.
Now moving over to the desert garden at the local college, I found the stapeliad just bursting with blooms (above), and this was only about one half of the total plant material...just outstanding...I keep my eye on this plant year-round...
The sad thing is that right now, this garden is just neglected so badly...maybe when it cools down the students can get out there and clean it up...or maybe the lady that overlooks it will let me go over there and play!!!
Tonight as I was driving home, I remembered that I had seen this little opuntia growing in a row in front of this privacy fence...it needs to be cleaned out (weeds), but it is so adorable with it's little micro pads!
And one more pic that I found in my own neighborhood, a huge prickly pear (below) (thornless, actually) only about 5 houses down from mine!
Everyone have a wonderful evening, and tomorrow!!!