Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Ruby Red

 Our extremely hot (>36°C) and humid dry season did not deter these plants to flower profusely.  This salvia somehow showed some decrease in growth of the stems, and decreased length of spikes but they are as lovely as during the colder months.


Bougainvillea, of all our ornamental plants, likes our dry months to show more flowers. Usually, the flowers are in sets of threes. They look so elegant in their tall pedestals when viewed this way.

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24 comments:

  1. Thats a remarkable colour red!!

    If I had to wait for my daughter to be still, I would still be waiting!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  2. Love your ruby reds Andrea.

    Happy Gardening ~ FlowerLady

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  3. Bravo for hardy plants--especially ones with red blossoms!

    Mary in Blue and Red

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  4. Lovely photography of nature's beautiful flowers ~ Great for Ruby T ~ Enjoy ^_^

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  5. Hi Andrea, Love your Ruby Reds.. Just gorgeous... We just got home from a week at the beach in North Carolina. Had a great trip --but am trying to dig back into life this week.. ha

    Hope you are having a good week.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Oh hi Betsy, i guess you will be coming up with lovely waterfalls again that will sadden me with envy. Have a happy week as well, rest well.

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  6. I didn't realize there's a red salvia. I know of one variety of salvia only, the purple one.

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    1. Hi Maria, but this salvia has sparse very small flowers, and don't organize themselves nicely. I envy the salvia growing in subtropical climes.

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  7. These are indeed beautiful blossoms. I'm glad the plants have done so well even in the hot weather. I really like your photos.

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  8. Beautiful reds Andrea, they're brightening up my day.

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  9. That Salvia reminds me of cardinal flower, Lobelia cardinalis.

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  10. Thank you for visiting my blog :-). Your red saliva looks absolutely gorgeous. But where are you located that it is 36 degree C. Wow! Those red-flowers that you referred to in my blog are English Daisy. Please visit my latest GBBD that I posted today.

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  11. Lovely red shots, I have a salvia - pineapple sage at home that looks similar to this.

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  12. Your salvia reminds me of our Salvia greggii. What's the scientific name for yours?

    From looking at the comments, seems like everyone has a favorite salvia.

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    1. Sorry Kathleen, it is just from someone's garden which we really don't know the name. I just compared it with net's photos and thought it is the same as the salvia there. We don't know its cultivar.

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  13. Stunning! Such a vibrant red.

    Herding Cats

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  14. Love your choices for the ruby red theme. I like very much the perspective and depth of field that you chose to display the second photograph.

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    1. Hello Linda, thank you so much, i am still trying hard to have decent photos, haha. You should see my post in my other blogsite fro GBBD.

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  15. Our weather here is quite similar now. We have touched 37 oC a few days ago. There was rain under the hot sun and so humid! My bougainvilleas are flowering well though.

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