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By David


Strelitzia reginae (Strelitzia reginae (Bird of paradise))

Glasshouse in a local park



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Lovely

31 Mar, 2011

 

Well-photographed David !

31 Mar, 2011

 

I love these. If I still had a greenhouse, I'd grow and fill it with them! This one reminds me, in a way, of Sonic Hedgehog, Tt! :-))

31 Mar, 2011

 

Lol.. :o)

31 Mar, 2011

 

Oh wow....thats gorgeous...

31 Mar, 2011

 

Stunning

31 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks, Milky and 6d!

Folks like Delonix1 pass them every day, outdoors, growing wildly, but I just love them, despite them having to be grown indoors, and with heat! Tried growing sme from seed, once, but failed, miserably! :-))

31 Mar, 2011

 

What a shame you failed.

31 Mar, 2011

amy
Amy
 

LOL.. I bought one of these as a baby plant it had a flower , I cared for it watered it etc. for ages before I realised the flower was a fake it was so realistic :o))

1 Apr, 2011

 

These always remind me of holidays in the Canary Isles ... hotel reception always had them on show. Beautiful flower.

Shouldn't have laughed at your tale of woe, Amy, bit I did, sorry! : o )

1 Apr, 2011

 

Shirley, the seeds I failed with were bought in Tenerife, lol! I could always try, again, 6d?

Your lovely tale made me smile, too, Amy :-))

2 Apr, 2011

amy
Amy
 

I'm pleased it made you smile Shirley /David it didn't seem funny at the time I thought I had paid for a plant in flower it was when I turned it upside down to see if it needed repotting that it fell out attached to a stick , I promise you it really did look real .. :o(

2 Apr, 2011

 

It's ok, Amy, we believe you! I'm sure you weren't the first, or the last, to have been fooled. : o )

2 Apr, 2011

 

What a con!

4 Apr, 2011

 

I agree about filling a greenhouse with them, David...strelitzia and canna!! great combo!

10 Apr, 2011

 

Excellent pic, David. It has the profile of a gaudy pelican.
Here we can keep them outdoors, but they grow to an enormous size and have to prune them every year.

10 Apr, 2011

 

I like the "gaudy pelican" description, Arcadio. :-)) Prune them? As I said, just wish I could propagate them, even under glass. :-))

Oh, Lori, yes! Can't think of a better combo!! :-))

10 Apr, 2011



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