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Friday, April 2, 2010

Pretty plants all in a row...

All three of these plants were outside a restaurant today...I love the white Bird of Paradise bloom!

Anyone know what this shrub plant is? Green leaves with the white leaves nearer to the top of the shrub...really beautiful!
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UPDATE: My blogger pal, Kathy over at EarthMother45 I.D.'s this bush for me. It is called Snow Bush or Snow on the Mountain --Breynia disticha.

And a beautiful Croton for ya! Sorry...I have amended this post because I had mistakenly called this a Coleus, which is something I seem to ALWAYS want to do...I get the two of them mixed up name-wise! I just adore Crotons. I'm somewhat afraid of them though because my Mom has allergic reactions (severe) when exposed to their sap. Yes, she is allergic to CROTONS. I don't dare have them in my yard for that reason. Sadly. (Thanks Cindy and Lisa for bringing me to my senses, LOL).

Happy Saturday!

6 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Beautiful plants. I don't know what any of them are. that last one doesn't look like any coleus that I have ever seen. Of course you get so many different plants to grow where you live. It seems like a whole different world.

Cindy said...

That bottom one is not a coleus, but a croton. Maybe she's not allergic to those?

Evelyn Howard said...

I've never seen a white bird of paradise - didn't know there are white ones!

Darla said...

Very nice..I hope to have a Bird of Paradise one day.

kathy said...

Julie, your mystery plant is a Snow Bush or Snow on the Mountain --Breynia disticha.

I have a few of them. They are very hardy and spread easily. Besides green and white leaves, they can also have red and pink ones, too. Every summer mine get attacked by spanworms that turn into little black moths in a few weeks. The worms can strip a bush bare, but the Snowbush rebounds quickly.

Julie said...

Kathy...thankyou!!! I will amend the post with the new info! It sure is a gorgeous bush!!!