Sunday, January 09, 2011
Osteospermum x hybrida ‘Crescendo Primrose’
Synonym: African Daisy
It's a mixed bag on this site today. The first flower is a group of Osteospermum from the Crescendo series. As stated here before Osteospermum is a nice flower for the garden or containers. They seem to slow down a little in hot weather but other than that they are a joy to grow.
This next flower is kind of a rare variation on a popular flowering shrub here. The flowers are usually white but the pink and red varieties are up and coming. Generally one of the first shrubs to bloom here in the spring it always is a welcome sight. The flowers are fragrant and deer resistant. The evergreen foliage is nice in the winter often contrasting well with the snow.
Pieris japonica 'Valley Valentine'
Synonyms: Andromeda, Lily of the Valley Shrub, Fetterbush
Today’s bonus flower is a black and white Vanda Orchid macro.
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