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On March 28, 2011 at 6:07 AM
I bought a Clerodendron Ugandense last year. It was too young to bloom and I kept it outdoor till fall. It stands in a sunny window since then and is beautifully blooming by now. I’m very proud of
this plant believe me. I just hope I can propagate from seeds because this kind of plant is hard to find in Quebec and is a bit expensive.
On January 26, 2011 at 9:50 AM
The flowers are so beautiful! They remind me of butterflies.
On January 26, 2011 at 9:43 AM
These seeds are A FIRST for me. I never saw them before.
Thanks for yet another lesson from dale’s garden.
On January 26, 2011 at 9:03 AM
Thank you SO much for these, Miriam!
My dad was an amateur botanist, though he did teach several college courses of anatomy and physiology, as well as geography at the high school level. We had gone to Australia because he intensely disliked the direction America seemed to be heading in 1968, and he and mom decided we would learn a lot from going that far away. We sure did! We kids grew up rather “wild” by American standards, though we did attend school…however, we spent a lot of time travelling Western Australia, and now I am grateful for all the pictures he (and to a lesser extent, I) took while there.
We lived in Australia for nearly 4 years when I was little. Our favorites are Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos flavidus — the one we saw most commonly), Sturt Desert Pea (Swainsona formosa) and Grevilleas…so many varieties, I couldn’t say what we saw! Beautiful curled red flowers, though, and the native kids (Aborigines of the Noongar people) called them “bush lollies” or “sweeties”.
Here are some links for these flowers Here’s the kangaroo paw link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anigozanthos_manglesii
Sturt desert pea: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swainsona_formosa
I’ve sent the link to my sis, currently undergoing a treatment today…she’ll see it when she returns.