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Posted By: ScubaLdy

TODAY'S FLOWER - 07/31/14 09:24 PM

This is the first flower on this Hibiscus plant that I started from a cutting. [Linked Image]
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Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/02/14 06:59 PM

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I have found that letting the bougainvillea grow in trees is wonderful.
Posted By: BeBelize

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/03/14 10:20 PM

Lovely, Harriette! Thanks for sharing.
Posted By: elbert

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/04/14 01:13 AM

Such beautiful White Flowers.
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/04/14 03:54 AM

I love you Elbert and enjoy your sarcasm - when I get it.
White flowers?
Posted By: Ken Osterman

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/04/14 07:49 AM

That was not sarcasm, Harriette, but tongue-in-cheek humor. I think Elbert is referring to the fact that all Bougainvillea blossoms are white. The blossoms are surrounded by colorful bracts. Just a technicality.
Posted By: elbert

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/04/14 10:07 AM

Look close its a tiny white flower and the color is the leaf.
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/05/14 02:00 AM

OK ok you got me. Yes, I knew the 'real' flower is white but did not realize that any could be seen in this pictures. Elbert - you have better yes than I.
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/05/14 02:14 AM

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The Purple Allamanda (I think that's the name)grows right along with the Bougainvillea in the sea grape tree. It is not in focus in the precious picture but is there in the top.
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/07/14 03:38 PM

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DATURA - One of my personal favorites - but it is very fickle.
Posted By: AJ Baxter

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/07/14 04:33 PM

Harriette,
Keep the flower images coming! Half the time I have no clue what the name of the flower is that I am photographing
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/07/14 05:18 PM

AJ - I've had to do with flowers what I did with fish; shoot and research. I have several good books on tropical plants then I use the internet. Other times I'm just lazy.
Posted By: Welland

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/07/14 09:32 PM


Nice pictures. Learned something new. Always thought my bougainvillea was red.
Posted By: Marty

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/07/14 09:42 PM

LOVE these pics Harriette, thank you for sharing!!!
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/09/14 01:26 AM

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Red Berry Bush - Chenille Plant - young Papaya Tree
Posted By: JaHo

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/09/14 12:36 PM

Harriet - thought the Chenille plant was a Lipstick plant. Is that something different?
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/09/14 02:19 PM

When I searched on line for the lipstick plant it is very different than this chenille plant. The lipstick plant looks more like a succulent.
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/09/14 02:43 PM

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COFFEE ROSE - Strange name for this beautiful flower. The leaves and flower look a lot like the Frangipani (Plumeria of Hawaii) but the plant grows very differently.
Posted By: Judyann H.

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/10/14 02:45 PM

Harriette, I just saw this thread and Love it! This is a great way for me to learn these...Please keep them coming..... and Thank you!
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/10/14 04:25 PM

Thank you too - You give me incentive to continue

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FIRECRACKER PLANTS - Butterflies and Hummingbirds love these.
Posted By: AJ Baxter

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/11/14 03:45 AM

Are all of these flowers in your yard? I will have to schedule a visit!!!
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/11/14 05:11 PM

Yes - AJ - they are - or were. Some have passed on - others have been moved. But there are new ones all the time. I would love to have you come up for a visit. Bring your camera (of course).

JudyAnn - you made me realize that perhaps I should not only show a picture of the flower but perhaps the bush, vine or tree that produced it. These may not be the same quality of composition as the flowers but may help you in selecting what to grow.

Most of my plants have been grown from seed or cuttings. Things grow very rapidly here.

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STARBURST TREE - we call it the "Q-Tip Tree"
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/14/14 12:26 AM

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CROWN OF THORN Plant one of these under a window and no one will break in!
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/14/14 05:17 PM

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HIBISCUS - This is my newest one and started from a cutting - small plant with a lot of buds.
Posted By: Poppie

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/14/14 08:57 PM

Beautiful hibiscus....ours are getting white fly and fungus...
Out of 4 only 2 look strong.have sprayed and cut back to see if they will make it.
Enjoy yours !
Posted By: lovetotravel

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/14/14 09:45 PM

Dear ScubaLdy- Would you show me around your garden sometime? I love to garden but do not know much about the best plants for San Pedro. Your photos are spectacular!
Also, do you ever do any landscape consulting?
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/14/14 10:44 PM

I would love to give you a tour and talk your leg off. LOL
I love the way things grow here and am happy to share as others have educated me. I'm leaving next week for a week so come up soon.

ATTEN THEIVES - My dog and caretaker will be here as well as all my very good neighbors and all their dogs.
Posted By: lovetotravel

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/15/14 11:57 AM

I am not on the island for a few months. Will be in touch. Thanks!
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/15/14 02:50 PM

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AFRICAN MALLOW
Posted By: BeBelize

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/16/14 02:48 AM

Beautiful flowers, Harriette! Thank you for continuing to share them with us. smile
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/16/14 06:59 PM

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OCTOPUS PLANT - In yard south of me
Posted By: Judyann H.

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/17/14 01:48 AM

Wow.... smile
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/17/14 12:58 PM

TACOMA STANS with BananaQuit bird
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Unfortunately this plant died but the bird lived. I may have some seed someplace.
Posted By: Welland

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/18/14 01:52 AM

Love your flowers. Do they bloom all year or do they have a rest period? Have a bird of paradise which only blooms when I bring it in for the winter. Live in Ontario Canada, 15 min from Niagara Falls. Thanks
Posted By: BeBelize

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/18/14 02:10 AM

I did not know there were Bananaquits on AC! I so love those little birds. Saw them frequently in the BVI (two trips) but never on AC. What a delight to see, and a beautiful image. Thanks Harriette!
Posted By: JaHo

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/18/14 12:41 PM

A perfect image, Harriette! I would frame that one.
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/19/14 02:22 AM

WILD PAPAYA FLOWERS & TREE WITH FRUIT [Linked Image]
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This is an amazing tree as it has branches and the branches also produce fruit. The fruit is the size and shape of an orange and is edible although there is not much meat in each one. However, the birds love these; especially the woodpeckers.
Posted By: Welland

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/19/14 07:08 PM


Scubalady
I have always been coming to AC around Easter. If I come at a different time will I see the same flowers in bloom or will I see different ones. Thanks. Nick
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/20/14 07:10 PM

Yes Nick - Different flowers different times of the year but some do bloom year round.
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/20/14 07:36 PM

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Caesalpinia pulcherrima aka: DWARF POINCIANA.
This was a large bush at my entry gate that somehow (Robert ?) was killed off. I have a new one growing from seed.
The picture of the Tropical Mockingbirds in front of the bush I named "LOVE OR WAR?"[Linked Image]
Posted By: Welland

Re: TODAY'S FLOWER - 08/20/14 07:41 PM

Thank you ScubaLdy. Keep the pictures coming. This way I can see what I am missing. Nick
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