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Taken at Selby Gardens in Florida.
An orchid from Selby Gardens, Florida.
Pride of Barbados.
Caladium 'Gingerland' showing one leaf just unfurling.
PINK LUNA SWIRL
Turnera diffusia. Host plant for Mexican Fritillary butterflies.
Datura metel triple
Cajun Hibiscus 'Chartreuse Rose'
Cajun Hibiscus 'Bold Idea'
Devils Trumpet 'Black Currant Swirl'
Back lit hibiscus blossom
Palm leaf, photographed in a greenhouse at Drummond Castle gardens, Perthshire.
Hoya carnosa 'Krimson Queen'
just a few of my indoor garden plants. just recently started my hand at indoor plants. maybe a yr now.
Morticia-Giant Corpse Flower, Amorphophallus titanum Native to Sumatra, Franklin Park Zoo, Boston, MA June 2012
Ivy as a houseplant
Bonsai from Wally world.
I love the fragrance and the blooms of the beautiful Night Blooming Cereus. This was my last bloom of the year. The flowers open after dark and are faded by daylight. This was made about 9:00 PM with a flashlight for light.
Purple Passion on our tropical island!
Tropical Parrot Paradise - Parrots frolick in my shade garden of hostas and elephant ears!
A lotus to Lord Ganesha
Pretty pink plumeria
Hawaiian Plumeria we brought back from our honeymoon trip in 2006. They started out as sticks about 6 inches long and now they are trees that put out these beautiful blossoms every summer. They smell wonderful too!
Aleaf on a palm just starting to open.
A very tiny leaf on very large houseplant.
Hibiscus mutabilis. The flower starts off white then ages to pink. A stunning tropical plant
A collection of Plumeria from our garden. One of the most beautiful tropical flowers
Mandevilla-Alice Dupont on homemade trellis
Trumpet Lily Seed Pod-opened. Looks somewhat carnivorous...
Bromeliads on display at a local garden centre
purple passion flower vine
One of my orchids in the window, so white and iridescent it was hard to get a good image of the lovely flowers. Taken with a 50mm lens soft focus, taken inside no flash.
Saved from the cast off heap, this african violet is now healthy and blooming like crazy. Macro lens, taken without flash in a north window.
Nicolaia elator or Torch ginger.
Hibiscus up close
Orchid bloom at the Miller Conservatory in Avon, Ohio.
A beautiful Corkscrew Vine that I overwinter. It also is very scented.
This is a standard of a Red Shrimp Plant.
Anyamani in bloom
Tropical hibiscus up close.
Pink and beautiful.
This is a peach tropical hibiscus grown as a houseplant
What a treat when this Hibicus blooms.
Mandevilla with sunlit center
This is one of my past Drosera spatulata growing in a semi natural created bog.
This is one of my current Drosera hybrids that I am propagating. It is a D. intermedia x capillaris
White Christmas Cactus
Double Red Hibiscus
Forced daffodil 'Delibes'
Close-up of a striking bloom on a streptocarpus
A phalaenopsis glows in the early morning light
A wonderfully pink Phalaenopsis that has found the perfect place in our home near the kitchen window. This orchid type is quite easy to grow and gives vivid colors even during the winter months.
I saw this heliconia plant while visiting the island of Grenada. All the tropicals were beautiful, but I found this one to be the most interesting.
Cabbage on a stick/Hawaiian Palm (Brighamia insignis)
enjoying a early fall day. Photo should be viewed as portrait (not landscape)
Late summer blooms on my Erythrina crista-galli tree growing in my yard in Sacramento, northern California.
White variety of Hibiscus coccineus blooming in my yard in Sacramento, northern California, summer of 2012.
My son's orchid in B&W.
This EE is my very most favorite in the greenhouse. It thrives and loves shade and I have divided it for insurance.
yard hibiscus with a ruby throated hummingbird feeding on it
hibiscus with a praying mantis feeding on a bumblebee
Veins Elephant Ear leaf
I believe this is a Cordyline Glauca. It came from a clipping, rooted, then potted. Within a couple of weeks it gave me a beautiful bloom.
Oh Zamia, Zamia, where for art thou Zamia . . .
My Zamia, oh how my Zamia is growing up. My Zamia is the center of attraction.
Weird hibiscus bloom.
Hibiscus and October rose blooming in my window.
Streptocarpus Bristol's Costume Party
Streptocarpus Christmas Eve
Koko, the cat stares in wonder at the beauty of winter's amaryllis!
I visited my old school to take pictures for my 7th grade yearbook contest. It had just rained so I took several pictures of plants, and tryed to get the tree frogs. In the back of the school I found a butterfly garden, i saw this strange purple flower. I took several pics, this is my favorite.
Caladium 'White Christmas' and salvia 'Salsa'.
Brugmansia, Fushcia, Abution megapotamicum, Pelargonium
Coral Seas Passion Flower
We saw many tropical plants while on the island of St. Thomas but this was one of the most unusual ones. It is called a monkey tail plant or a chenille plant. The red part is made up of tiny blooms making it fuzzy looking like chenille.
We fell in love with St. Thomas when we visited
I loved the shape and color of this beautiful orchid that was on display at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco, CA.
MASD Falcon Sunrise
Loving Plumeria we had to grow it here in Texas. We just over winter it in our garage.
Amaryllis with four flowers blooming
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth (syn: Kigelia pinnata (Jacq.) DC; Crescentia pinnata Jacq.), the Sausage tree
Tropical tree with thick odd-pinnate leaves, having 7-9 oblong to obovate leaflets and scarlet large flowers in drooping panicles. Fruit cylindrical, 30-50 cm. A bat pollinated Avenue tree.
Jatropha gossypifolia L., Bellyache bush, cotton-leaf-physicnut
Ornamental bush with purplish palmately-lobed leaves with glandular hairs on stalks and margins and maroon small flowers in clusters. Photographed in Delhi, India
Dracaena Marginata tricolor
Ixora is a tropical here in our Zone 7 climate, and I love the mutation on this bloom.
Windowsill African Violet
Begonia and Water Globe
Triple Frilled Datura
A Vanda orchid showing off!
Fendler's Steli orchid
Blc. Hawaiin Passion “Carmela”
Hoya kanyakumariana flowers
A woman gave me a cutting of her Hoya carnosa that had been in her family for around 40 years. It bloomed this year!
This is solanum maxima - a houseplant that has a wonderful perfume as well as an extraordinary flower.
This is a close up of a fabulous orchid which has a lovely aroma - Mtssa.Shelob"Webmaster". I've had this orchid for @ 5 years, faithfully flowers every year with several (up to 5
sprays with these insect looking flowers
custom made container with house plants
My Angels Trumpet first bloom, the flower was over 10 inches long.
Banana flower hiding under leaf.
Closeup of a Vriesea
Tillandsia mooreana x kalmbacheri
A Hoya carnosa variety grown from a cutting that was given to me by a friend. Photographed in my back yard.
Neofinetia falcata.Back to the contest main page.