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On February 26, 2011 at 8:25 AM
This flower has such striking color combination in it. I do a lot of
plantings with the orange and blue color mix. As opposite colors on the
color wheel they really play off one another.
Sure do wish I could grow it in the garden.
by Beth Byrne
On February 22, 2011 at 6:57 PM
Those are such dramatic flowers. They must be the Drama Queen of the garden.
On February 22, 2011 at 1:15 PM
I had a Bird of Paradise for many years but it never bloomed so I got rid of it. Shortly after wards I was told it takes 10 years to bloom from seed…which mine was. I think I had it 8 or 9 years to. Gosh I was heart broken. Then someone said that wasn’t true. I don’t know but the info came from a garden show on TV. Have tried seeds again but so far no luck.
Miriam Admin Reply:February 22nd, 2011 at 1:17 PM
Beverly, how sad–wish you had kept it. I think it would take forever to grow from seed. I also don’t think it will grow in your area. It’s tropical.
by Margaret Potter
On February 22, 2011 at 11:01 AM
Always have been one of my favorites!Such drama!
On February 22, 2011 at 10:44 AM
the orange and blue and pointy tips are quite nice, one of my favorites. I always notice things like the hose, after i take pics as well. They are part of the garden and deserve there time as well :>)
by Miriam Admin
On February 22, 2011 at 9:55 AM
The Birds of Paradise are striking even in their decline. Displaying such dramatic shows of colors and contrast. To me they are proud “in your face” symbols of strength and beauty. Even with a garden hose in the background your eye goes to the flower. I toyed with editing out the hose but decided against it.