In a Vase on Monday -Heliconia Overload


The steamy tropics are what these Parrot Flower Heliconias thrive in and they are blooming like mad in my garden. The tropical Atlantic is doing it best to keep South Florida provided with maximum heat and humidity and plenty of hurricane track spaghetti for everyone to fret about. So far, so good. Fingers crossed.


This arrangement is a thank you gift for my neighbor. It is Parrot Flower ( Heliconia psittacorum), Bridal Bouquet Plumeria (Plumeria pudica) and the Native Firebush (Hamelia patens var patens) and the ubiquitous Asian Sword Ferns, long version.

Happy Monday from my garden and Thank You to Cathy for hosting.


27 comments on “In a Vase on Monday -Heliconia Overload

  1. Cathy says:

    What a beautiful arrangement to give your neighbour – I am sure people are beginning to favour home grown flowers rather than bought ones, particularly if they have been arranged into a posy or bouquet

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  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful heliconias! As I have said before, I am enraptured by this genus. 🙂 I hope you’ll be spared the worst of weather this season.

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  3. Chloris says:

    I love your helconias, what a stunning arrangement. Your lucky neighbour, what a treat. Now what on earth is hurricane track spaghetti?


    • Thank you, the spaghetti is the graphics that show all the possible tracks a hurricane could take, usually showing it might hit my house or someone a thousand miles away. Based on 10 or so weather modeling computer programs.


  4. pbmgarden says:

    Aren’t you a nice neighbor! These look beautiful together. The Heliconias look like they would last a long time in a vase.

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  5. Kris P says:

    At least that steamy weather brings on beautiful flowers! I hope the hurricane side-steps you.

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  6. Wow, I love these exotic flowers! So far from anything I am used to. Wonderful – lucky neighbour!

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  7. As always, love those hot tropical colors.


  8. I love those Heliconia psittacorum. How lucky that they are thriving in your garden. lovely arrangement.


  9. Ah — so lovely, my talented gardener/arranger/designer friend. Throw some of that talent northward, will ya?


  10. Beautiful arrangement!


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