Saturday, July 31, 2010

End of July

Ready for your close-up? "Pride of Barbados" = Caesalpina pulcherrima or Poinciana pulcherrima. Also known as "Peacock flower", "Dwarf Poinciana" or "Mexican Bird of Paradise". This is one of those plants you need to be armed with the botanical name when shopping. Could drive the sales staff into confusion.

I am going to fill an area in front of our home with this Pride of Barbados, Thryallis (yellow in background) and purple Duranta. The area is a bit of a concrete wasteland from the driveway redo so I have quite a bit of soil to dig out and replace. In the mean time I have created this "puddle" by the front door which seems to be pretty too.

Took these photos for posting for Noel, at "A Plant Fanatic in Hawaii" and his monthly "Hot, Loud & Proud" meme. Go on over and check out the other photos.


7 comments:

Floridagirl said...

Beautiful arrangement, Tufagirl! Love those colors together. Thryallis and Duranta are two of my garden mainstays.

lemonverbenalady said...

Really beautiful, TG!

noel said...

aloha,

isn't it amazing how many names this plant has, its always been a favorite of mine.

leavesnbloom said...

Fantastic colour combination - love having orange and purple together.

Bernie said...

That's a great combination in your puddle!!! I know the Caesalpinia as Bird of Paradise and it's such a striking flower. Good luck with all the digging out ... it should look fabulous when it's all planted up and flowering.

Thanks for visiting my blog as well ... glad you enjoyed the photos.

Kanak said...

Two stunning colours teamed up together...gorgeous!

Thank you for stopping by my blog the other day. Looking forward to your posts....and visits!!

lotusleaf said...

The orange of the peacock flower contrasts so beautifully with the purple of the duranta flowers. A lovely colourscheme!