Sunday, July 29, 2012
Heliconia x pabstii
These are such cool flowers. The bright orange/red parts are bracts (modified leaves) and the actual flowers come out of the white bits. There really wasn’t a lot of information about this species of Heliconia available. I would love to be able to grow some of these. It is such a broad genus that really brings some spectacular flowers to the world. Since I read that they do pretty well in containers it would be nice to score one for the estate.
Sunday again so bonus snapshot. This is picture of an Acacia tree in bloom.
Synonyms: Mimosa Bush, Sweet Wattle, Huisache, Acacia farnesiana
One thing I learned about this tree is that it is native to parts of the Southern United States. Watch out for those thorns!