Sunday, October 17, 2010

Graptoveria

Graptoveria © Evelyn Howard 2010 

Graptoveria © Evelyn Howard 2010Does this look like it could be an evil man-eating giant flower one sees in the movies?

I can’t decide if I like it or not…It belongs to the Graptoveria on the left. I had forgotten what its flowers look like, so I was a little surprised when it bloomed.

Sedum Gold Mound © Evelyn Howard 2010

I love Sedum Gold Mound. It is one of the first few succulents I started with.

Here’s a more interesting variety:

Pink flowers from Korea © Evelyn Howard 2010

This is a photo I took while hiking in Korea. I have no idea what this flower/plant is, but it’s an interesting and unusual variety. I love the colour and shape. The flower was very low to the ground…

Maybe you have seen it in your part of the world?

Happy Sunday.

Today’s Flowers

8 comments:

Andrew said...

The pink flower looks like an Astilbe. They're native to that part of the world so I wouldn't be shocked if that was what it is.

Birdman said...

I like that first shot a lot.

Melanie said...

Evelyn- I love the lime green colour of the sedum. That flower you found in Korea is exquisite, I've never seen it before.

L.W.Roth, said...

I think the flower is lovely. Not big and showy, just a pleasant "hello." The one that looks like our annual cockscomb (Celosia) begs to be stroked.
Is it soft and feathery?

Evelyn said...

Hi everyone,
Based on suggested names, I have been on google - I think it might be Chinese Astibe. I wish I could see the leaves but that's the only photo I have.

No sure if it was soft or feathery - was too afraid to touch it in case it was poisonous!

Thanks. It will be great if I see it in the nursery :).

Andrew said...

Here are pictures of two (out of 3) of my Astilbes: http://allandrewsplants.blogspot.com/2010/06/astilbe-flowers.html

In my opinion these are one of the greatest shade tolerant perennials around. Can't go too far wrong with them.

Bonnie said...

I grow astilbes, also. They add a lot of color in my shade garden.

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

I love the graptovera blooms. They are so delicate and simple.

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