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Pineapples and Musa growing in western MD on our "Isle of Dreams"
Plumeria, musa, pineapple, vigna caracalla on our island with seashells.
Pink Bougainvillea blossoms
Lotus and Barn Swallows.
musa Thai Black
Yellow canna with orange freckles
Sweet smell of the South - Magnolia
Eye-catching tropical plant
Calotropsis gigantea, Giant purple milkweed
Tropical waterlily 'Green Smoke' bloomed quite happily in my small patio pond....
Really, really soft. What are they?
A Phalaenopsis orchid sit in my greenhouse window
Brugmansia Creamsickle in my flowerbed.
Rose of Sharon
Phaseolus Caracalla Flowers
Big Lilium Flowers
I got this plant from nerthern hawaiiain island Kauai growing in the wild this brug is a little harder to get to bloom , but worth effort.
Firespike. A Hummingbird favorite.
Canna lily last blooms in September morning sun 2011
Dallas Red Lantana April 2011 in my garden
This photo is of one of my nine Hardy Hibiscus.
I was very proud to have my white orchid bloom!
Alocasia (Elephant Ear) leaf
Basal section of Alocasia(Elephant Ear) Note the hortoerotic nature of nature.
My Brugsmania from a plant I keep in my greenhouse for over wintering. This picture was taken last week. I have not been able to get seed but it does clone well. Flowers are about 12 inches long and very fragrant.
Trunk of a banana fan palm tree. A very majestic palm!
A hardy hibiscus soaks in the summer sun
Summertime Jasmine, after a rain
The delicate blooms of the shrimp plant as seen at night ...
Each year, my school raises poinsettias to sell during the holiday season. I was working in the greenhouse when I came across a lone red poinsettia which had been misplaced in the white poinsettia row. The red stood out in stark contrast in the sea of white, so I titled this work "Nonconformist"
Ceropegia sandersonii - Parachute Plant, Really cool plant !
Stictocardia beraviensis - No wonder it has the nickname Hawaiian Sunset Vine
A creeper with beautiful flowers. Flowers will fade away towards evening.
A beautiful flower of Gloriosa superaba.
Zombie Palm thatched trunks
Metroxylon amicarum palm starting to bloom, Hawaii
Passion flower (Passiflora edulis) after a rain
Aristolochia littoralis flower buds
Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis cv. Nightfire.
Going wild! Needed to add something for her to climb on! This philodendron started out in a little pot & stayed the same size for 5 years when I lived in Charleston, SC. In 1999 I moved to Florida & this thing has taken off! I've divided it, given friends plantings, have at least 15 offspring myself
One of the "offsprings" from my initial philodendron. The antique chair was given to me by a dear patient & now friend. The chair was in need of much repair & I didn't have the heart to completely refinish it. So my philo wraps her arms around it's legs! They are both HAPPY!
Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis cv. Topaz Glory.
I am exotic!
Brugmansia growing in my garden
Taro Root in my pond
That vine struck me as a perfect climb up a tree in the rainforests north of Cairns in Australia.
What's not to love about the "Pink Powder Puff", it is growing in the Deerfield Beach Arboretum.
Exotic plants at the Franklin Park Conservatory
Shaded Passion Flower
Sun Dappled Passion Flower
After much wait, this plant flowered to my utter joy!
This hanging geranium is my another favourite!
Containers in the Fuqua Conservatory - Atlanta Botanical Garden
Photographing Orchids inside the Fuqua Conservatory, Atlanta Botanical Garden
Shell ginger (Alpinia zerumbet)
Beautiful tropical foliage ...
that's a beautiful tropical flower from my garden.
This is white ixora plant from my garden which flowers through out the year and spreads mild fragrance in the nights.
Clematis lanuginosa 'Carnably'
Laser Synchro Purple
A large new leaf on our Philodendron
Reflection of the outside garden on the houseplant.
Epilaeliocattleya Volcano Trick "Fireball"
Native `ohi`a-lehua blossom in Hawai`i
This Umbrella Tree (Schefflera arboricola) has four tree trunks with abundant leaves. Itís a potted indoor plant and itís facing a southeast window in this photograph. The plant is about 1 Ĺ feet high.
MASD Falcon Sunrise
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