Sunday, October 17, 2010


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


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:

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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