Saturday, December 26, 2009

Kniphofia, and a wonderful Christmas surprise

Merry Christmas Everyone!

These gorgeous spiky Kniphofia buds look really lovely against the green field. This is a photo I took while visiting a friend.

The Kniphofia is also known as red hot poker and torch lily, and grows up to 2 meters (over 6 feet) tall. The 2nd photo is a close-up.

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Kniphofia © Evelyn Howard 2009

Warm wishes from downunder

Hope you had a lovely day on Christmas. Our family Christmas get-together was on on Christmas eve this year. Here’s me with Buddy the dog, wishing you happy holidays from down under :)

Evelyn Howard © Evelyn Howard 2009

Christmas day was spent with friends – a family with 3 kids. A lovely day, but LOL, it always reminds me how happy we are to be a family of 2 (no offence intended to anyone).

Pick of the Week

Sorry not quite gardening related but… Ooh, and I have just discovered that my submission to Illustration Friday has been selected as “Pick of the Week”! I’m thrilled – what a great Christmas surprise!

drawing of spilled coffee on keyboard © Evelyn Howard 2009

 

TodaysFlowers Hope you are all well and are having fun.

This is my early submission to Flowers Today – but I wanted to get online to wish you well.

12 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

Encore Joyeux Noël!

Diane AZ said...

Fun post, looks you had a great Christmas! Red hot pokers grow in Tucson but probably not as big as yours. Congrats for being "pick of the week!"

Johnny Nutcase said...

Hi, thanks for checking out my blog and for your comment! What a great flower this is - 2 meters high! that's impressive. nice photos!

SandyCarlson said...

I'm having fun trying to pronounce that flower! Great stuff.

Julie said...

What magnificent Torch Lily!!! Just beautiful color, eh???

Congrats on your "Pick of the Week"!!!!! Neat illustration, BTW!

You and Buddy look so sweet together...and ready for fun! Your dress is awesome, BTW!

RainGardener said...

Great post! Red Hot Pokers were the first flowers I ever planted when I had my home built and then got married - and they were given to me by my Mother. Guess they hold a bit of a special place for me even though they clash with my color scheme. LOL I'm adding lots more colors now so it's all working out!!!

eileeninmd said...

These are the Red Hot Poker plants? They are suppose to be great plants to attract hummingbirds.
They are lovely.

Nance said...

I've seen hot poker in garden catalogs before but not as tall as these! wow, I didn't know they'll grow that tall! ;)
Blessed New Year to you, Evelyn!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Evelyn: Those are really beautiful blooms.

eden said...

Great shots. They are lovely flowers and common here too.

Glad you have a lovely Christmas.

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

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Jama said...

What an interesting looking flower! I don't think I've seen it before.

Jo said...

Great shots, Evelyn. I love succulants and you have many similar ones to ours here in South Africa. Thanks for visiting my blog. Blessings for 2010. Jo

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