In a Vase on Monday

Here is a taste of the tropics from my garden in South Florida, USA

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The orangey Large leaf in the back of the arrangement is a Aechmea Bromeliad “Blanchetiana’ – this particular Bromeliad is available in Lemon, Orange and Raspberry colors, the plant is about 5′ x 5′ with a flower comparable in size. The fern is Boston Fern which is native to my area and grows wild in my garden. The red flowers are Heliconia psittacorum – there are a numerous cultivars and this is an unnamed cross, I think! The white flowers are a branch of my Bridalveil Plumeria, Plumeria pudica, which is evergreen but not particularly scented.

Here is a closer view:
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12 comments on “In a Vase on Monday

  1. Chloris says:

    How wonderfully exotic, Bird of Paradise, or a close relative and Frangipani. I love it, how wonderful to have flowers like this to brighten up a gloomy November day.

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  2. Kris P says:

    Gorgeous and so very Florida! The arrangement is exotic even to the eyes of this southern Californian. I’m trying to grow a Plumeria in a pot – my prior attempts have failed but this time at least I got a few blooms.

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  3. A nice tropical look. We have cooled down here to the upper 70’s.

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  4. Cathy says:

    How intriguing to read about the differences even within California! It is certainly a very different vase from any we would see from UK gardens – thank you for sharing it

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  5. This was a treat to see your tropical vase…fabulous.

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  6. Wow! This is stunning. Not just because of the choice of flowers, but because you place them so beautifully. The white at the front: who woulda thunkit? Yet, it’s all so lovely together. You will have to teach me!

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