Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Recent Finds outside our yard


I've been walking around the university campus housing recently, and i found plants which are common in some gardens, but I still am not familiar with the names. It's leaves are similar to the Eucharis grandiflora I found last weekend in our backyard growths. Since Eucharis has white flowers, i am contemplating on joining it with this red ones, though i will still be looking for it in nurseries here. 




Planted as a hedge around the lawn grasses provided a lovely contrast. Can you visualize where i will put the white Eucharis grandiflora? 
                                                                                   

Postscript

I would like to thank Aaron Ang of Aaron's Gardening Blog for giving the name of this red amaryllis, also called the Peruvian lily or Eucrosia bicolor. Just like other bulbs it is propagated by separation of the offsets or small bulbs. It was reported that this species is sterile. But i am sure it can be propagated by tissue culture, however, since it multiplies fast tissue culture might not be necessary. 

20 comments:

  1. The flower stalk and leaves look like those of spider lilies. Each flower look like those of Japanese honeysuckle. They are quite pretty. I wonder where you will put the white Eucharis since the flowers look quite different.

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  2. Andrea, I think the contrast of colour and flower shape would be very complimentary in any garden setting. Not plants that would grow outdoors in this part of the world.

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  3. You can't imagine how I love to visit your site and see such exotic plants, colour and above all light! Beautiful photographs, can't improve on what you are doing there at all, wonderful!

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  4. The orange flowers resemble the Cape Honey Suckle which I posted before but the leaves are totally different.

    You aren't growing them on the 5th floor, are you?

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  5. Autumn Belle - I am still in limbo on what to call the red ones, at least our white ones was already ID'd by The Suburban Gardener.

    Alistair - the red ones are actually introduced species because i just see them here lately, very unfamiliar to my observant senses!

    Foxglove Lane - Thank you so much for always visiting, and for your very kind words. Your including light is very unique and special.

    One - I've been turning all the stones but still can't get the name of the red lily-like plants. Of course not at the 5th floor window, if i will be able to get some of the reds, i will plant them in the province and let my mother water them if needed. You might be surprised at what i plant now in our building, on top and under the polycarbonate roof!

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  6. You might want to check out Lycoris Radiata Ma'am. It was also The Suburban Gardener who introduced me to this plant. When I googled it, the flowers seem to be similar to your flowers in this post...but am not really sure. :)

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  7. I have a few of these plants. They grow and spread quite quickly. It's Eucrosia bicolor. They have such lovely foliage and unique flowers.

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  8. I do so love the boldness of red and your PLily is so delicate too. Lovely! The hummers here would go crazy for them. Amazing you have a roof garden with a stunning view. Dear Andrea thank you so much for your generous spirit and continued support of my work! You are a treasure. Your words give me strength. Thank you! Thank you!

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  9. I look forward to how it all works out:)

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  10. You should feature your garden in Batangas more. I'm sure it is beautiful. If the flowers continue to bloom until December, you will already have your own Christmas garden (red, green and white)

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  11. I did not know you lived in a building on the fifth floor. Now I know why so many pretty sunsets.

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  12. So beautiful love it, the color is amazing!

    Tiffany

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  13. Everything looks so lush and beautiful.

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  14. Kingdom - identifying a plant is not as easy as comparing the photos!

    Aaron - you shouldn't prioritize blogging ahead of playing with your peers, enjoy life while you are still young. Thanks for your ID.

    Carol - you know how i feel about you, as we put in our private messages in the past. I would like to quote "...what is essential is invisible to the eye". Thanks also for being sensitive to my comments. Take care.

    Rohrerbot - Chris, it may take long to see that, i don't live yet with the soil.

    Bom - our area is not organized, so a wide angle shot is not nice. But we have lots of plants, which don't necessarily bloom at the same time.

    Donna - I have posts with title 'The 5th Floor Window', that is in the big city, but we have a property in the province where our old house is located. I wish to just stay there for long and garden, have a butterfly enclosure too, but just not yet.

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  15. Lovely plants! That the orange one is an Amaryllis was quite a surprise.

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  16. aloha andrea,

    these are beautiful flowers, great to have a name on these finally...i thought they were some type of cape honey suckle at first...very exotic.

    thanks for sharing, btw the blue flower is our blue ginger.

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  17. It's a very nice flower. I like how the foliage is so big and makes a nice contrast to the little red flowers.

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  18. Hahaha! it's the least I can do Mam. :D

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  19. Andrea, Great pictures and information. I really love seeing the flora and fauna in different parts of the world and you surely have some beautiful flowers. Great captures! I love your butterfly shots, so many we don't see in the the southern U.S. Thank you so much for the visit and comments and joining my blog. Best wishes!

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  20. Andrea,
    I didn't see a place to comment on your most recent post... maybe it's just me but there was no comment link. Thank you so much for the kind compliments on my garden and the link back. I LOVE all your red flowers in your bloom day post. Your garden is so full with many pretty plants and flowers! Have a great day. Meems

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