Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Texture and Pattern


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Its amazing that I can participate with  three memes to celebrate beautiful plants. I'm starting with Garden Bloom day,  Texture and pattern with Garden Walk Garden talk and foliage follow up.


I’m excited to present some beautiful flowers and plants that show those qualities including this beautiful collection below of red colored plants including crotons, ti, bromeliads and tillandsias. A beautiful combination of swirling patterned leaves of the croton, small pointed and feather like leave of the ti plant and the rounded and also sharp leaves of the smaller bromeliads below.


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I went on a beautiful photo field trip with some other photo friends and visited the home of this inspiring landscape architect in Hawaii, it was really an exciting plant excursion and a great study of different patterns, textures and shapes, mostly foliaged plants with only a few flowers for highlights.



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Above is a beautiful collection of bromeliads and tillandsias airplants, new purple blooms are coming out of the plant in the right side. I love the silver leaf brom on the far left called Aechmea fasciata




 
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I love this collection of ti plants popping above a see of green, it creates a nice focal point amid this textured pattern of large leaf plants below.

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Another collection of different patterned and red inspired bromeliads with one solitary white phalaenopsis growing out of a dead tree trunk.


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These yellow colored bromeliads seem to glow amid the red tinged tillandsias and wild ferns
coming out of the lava rock container.






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Here’s a beautiful collection of intricate leaf patterns from thick to thin leaved dendrobium orchids, tillandsias, bromeliads and other air plants.




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Green and leafy patterns grow wild on this palm including various ferns and orchid plants
that love the mosture and water that collects on the bottom fronds of this solitary palm.







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A closer detailed shot of the palm with the sword ferns or Nephrolepis exaltata,  and Philippine orchids called Spathoglottis plicata which typically grow wild in East Hawaii.





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A beautiful panorama shot of one segment of this gorgeous garden, it was really a wonderful visit here, don't you agree?


Just in case you were wondering about the three meme themes that corresponds with my title, I’m submitting these to:
garden bloom day http://www.maydreamsgardens.com/
foliage follow up http://www.penick.net/digging/
and texture and pattern http://gardenwalkgardentalk.com/

22 comments:

Elephant's Eye said...

You used to do a Hot Loud and Proud meme yourself? These would fit yours as well. That broad leaved silver bromealiad is covetable. Wonder what the flowers look like. I have a Tillandsia budding, and I MUST water my very fine hair like one.

Veronica said...

Hi Noel Thank you for stopping by my blog and I am pleased that you liked the tropical garden.. Your post is just maginificent and takes my breath away... I will be sending this link to the owner of the garden that you viewed as he is a fanatic of all these plants and I will be posting more of his garden in future. Wow Your images are stunning!!


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Veronica said...

Hi Noel Thank you for stopping by my blog and I am pleased that you liked the tropical garden.. Your post is just maginificent and takes my breath away... I will be sending this link to the owner of the garden that you viewed as he is a fanatic of all these plants and I will be posting more of his garden in future. Wow Your images are stunning!!


VEronica

Janet/Plantaliscious said...

Fabulous images as always Noel, and what great plants. I love the Ti plants image particularly. Rich colour and texture. Happy GBBD!

Hoover Boo said...

Beautiful photos, the ones of the bromeliads and tillansias in particular. They are such photogenic plants. Enjoyed your post and the sight of your very different climate. Happy Bloom Day!

garden girl said...

What lush, beautiful tropical images Noel!

Carolyn @ Carolyn's Shade Gardens said...

I so enjoy arriving here on bloom day and seeing all the bright flowers and lush foliage--certainly appropriate for a texture and pattern theme. Happy GBBD.

Cat said...

Noel, always a pleasure to stop by and see what you've got for bloom day. Never disappointed! The broms are stunning! Love their texture in the garden.

James said...

How do I love thee, yellow-leaved bromeliad, let me count the ways...

What a stunning plant, but it's got some pretty amazing company, as usual. Happy bloom day!

Christina said...

I just love the light in your images so different from the bright light here in Lazio. yours couldn't be anywhere else but somewhere tropical. My favourite pattern is the image od the bromeliads, like spiders or catherine wheels of colour. You can link the foliage to GBFD on the 22nd for even more exposure if you like. Christina

Sunray Gardens said...

Beautiful photos and it was a pleasure going through them this morning.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Pam/Digging said...

You take lovely photos -- I'm really wowed by #3. Those bromeliads and tillandsias! Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining in for Foliage Follow-Up.

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

In our area, this is a time of year when the blooms and foliage plants collide. It is like the garden transforms from one group to the next. You have found a beautiful selection of garden blooms (I spotted the Phal) and a very texturally balanced garden. You were lucky to visit. I see so many textures playing off one another. Thanks for joining.

HolleyGarden said...

Beautiful photos! Amazing blooms! But I also love the pic of the different leaf patterns. And the stone turtle!

PlantPostings said...

Noel: Visiting your blog is like taking a wonderful vacation. The photo with the Bromeliads and Tillandsias is incredible! Everything is beautiful. Great examples of blooms, texture, pattern, and foliage. Very nice!

altroverde said...

Ciao Noel, I'm impressed to see those plants growing in a real garden altogether! Normally I see plants like those potted and kept in a dining room... Their colour are fantastic and... yes... I want a turtle pot too!!!!

Alberto.

Lrong said...

Greetings from Japan... your plants look really 'Hawaiian' to me... very interesting pics...

Karen said...

Noel, fantastic shots of texture and pattern! Just visiting your blog is like taking a vacation, so tropical and so enlivening.

scottweberpdx said...

Wow...those Bromeliads and Tillandsias are amazing! I agree with the above...it's so strange to see them actually growing...OUTSIDE!

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

Aloha, Noel, Looking at your images of bromeliads and tillandsias is like looking at fireworks in a night sky. The colors are so saturated and vibrant. Beautiful!

Hanna at Orchid Care said...

You set out to display texture and pattern and you indeed succeeded with incredible photography that also presents amazingly vivid colors and terrific composition of nature’s best.

Congratulations for a job well done and thanks for sharing it.

Autumn Belle said...

Lovely blooms that fit all 3 memes!

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