November 13, 2005

Deck flowers

8 comments:

Sonic Nurse said...

Are you a professional photographer? These are some damn good shots you have. Just curious.

Good blog, BTW. Keep up the photos and the updates of Cruella Harris. I'll definetly be back.

aikane said...

Thanks for the visit. No, I'm not a photographer. My little digital camera is a Canon Powershot S110, but I wouldn't know what to do with a better one. With this one I can just point and shoot. :-)

I'll keep the Cruella updates coming.

Anonymous said...

So what are we looking at? I see three different flowering plants (one white, one purple, and one either blue or purple or both back in the shadow), but none look familiar to me.

- oddjob

aikane said...

White is amaryllis, not sure the variety, but they bloom frequently, after heavy rains or a change of weather.

Purple is Filipino petunia (we think). It's more like a shrub and grows up to about 8', seeding itself almost like a weed. The ones that look blue are more of the purples in the shadows.

Anonymous said...

THAT'S an amaryllis? All the ones I've ever seen have flowers with wide, thick, fleshy petals. Those petals look thin!

- oddjob

aikane said...

You could be right. I don't pay much attention to the names. This could be crinum or a hybrid crinum-amaryllis, not sure.

Anonymous said...

My guess is it's pest free? An awful lot of the plants in that family (Amaryllidaceae) are notably poisonous, and so the rabbits, squirrels, etc. don't munch on them. In the north the most prominent garden flowers from that family are daffodils and snowdrops, both just terrific flowering buls for springtime, in part because nothing eats the flowers when they're out (unlike hyacinths, tulips, crocus, etc., etc., etc.)!

- oddjob

Anonymous said...

(flowering bulbs.....)