Saturday, March 27, 2010

Melbourne Botanical Gardens – Part 2

Continuing from Melbourne Botanical Gardens – Part 1

I hope you are having a nice weekend. In this post,  I’m sharing photos of flowering succulents from the Melbourne Botanical Gardens. I had so much fun last weekend, that I went there again a few days later!

Succulent flowers © Evelyn Howard 2010

Gorgeous white blooms. They belong to the plant in the next photo.

Succulents © Evelyn Howard 2010 

I am guessing those flowering are yuccas and the white grew ones on the right are Cotyledon Orbiculata (please feel free to correct me)

 Euphorbia © Evelyn Howard 2010

Euphorbia spreading out

Euphorbia © Evelyn Howard 2010

A close up of the Euphorbia - those thorns are scary!

Agave © Evelyn Howard 2010 

Gorgeous pink bloom from this spiky variety – agave or aloe?

Agave flower © Evelyn Howard 2010 

This one looks like it has passed its used by date. It belongs to the plant below.

Agave © Evelyn Howard 2010

Sorry, I missed the middle portion of the stalk, which is actually very long… If agave dies after flowering, is this plant going to die soon? It sure looks strong and healthy to me.

TodaysFlowers That’s it, hope you enjoyed the photos.

Today’s Flowers : click on the link for more photos on lovely flowers.

17 comments:

Teri C said...

Gosh, what a beautiful place!

Fotobloggen 2010 said...

Great photos and that botaical garden is really worth visiting. I was lucke when i was ther, I had abotanic specialist (friend) to guide me.these photos mede me have a look at mine as a reminder so thansk for showing :-)

christina, sweden

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It's fun seeing such different plants. The one with the thorns has such pretty flowers, but the thorns look so sharp.

Naturegirl said...

Wonderful view! When I travel to Arizona I visit a desert Botanical garden with similar plant life!

Kathy said...

Very nice photos. All these plants are very similar to what we have here in Arizona. Our climates are much the same.

eden said...

What a beautiful place to visit! Gorgeous succulent blooms. I have Euphorbia and they areflowering this time. I keep on trimming them every now and then to stop from spreading. The thorns are really sharp and strong and scary for the kids when they play around the backyard. Lovely photos as always, Evelyn. Have a great week!

Cher' Shots said...

I love visiting botanical gardens ~ they show such a variety of plants. Thanks for sharing.

Joyful said...

These are all beautiful flowers/succulents. Thank you for sharing with us :-)

Denise said...

So many beautiful flowers from your visit to the botanical garden, and all your photos are lovely. Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

Melanie said...

Lovely photos. The one with the spectacular pink flower is an aloe I think. I have a big one as a houseplant . I've never seen them growing outside. I didn't know they had flowers.

Noelle said...

Hello Evelyn,

Your pictures of the garden are beautiful. The white flowers are from the yucca. Unfortunately, the agave will die....(only a tiny fraction of agave species do not die after flowering). But at least, it accomplished it's crowning glory or producing it's flowering stalk.

Regina said...

Such a beautiful garden with succulent blooms!
Have a wonderful week and Easter.

Diane AZ said...

Wow, gorgeous place! I love the purple tips on the white buds in the first one.

lazyclick said...

Very beautiful flowers.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

lovely...enjoy visiting here.

Han said...

I believe the plant with the big pink flower in your fifth photo is a Bromelia.

ranchoreubidoux said...

Lovely photos, I live in Southern California and it's fun to see many of the same plants in such a far-flung location! I have many of the same at my place: ranchoreubidoux.wordpress.com

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