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.
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.
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
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.
Another collection of different patterned and red inspired bromeliads with one solitary white phalaenopsis growing out of a dead tree trunk.
These yellow colored bromeliads seem to glow amid the red tinged tillandsias and wild ferns
coming out of the lava rock container.
Here’s a beautiful collection of intricate leaf patterns from thick to thin leaved dendrobium orchids, tillandsias, bromeliads and other air plants.
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.
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.
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/