Monday, June 30, 2008

I visited my friend, Yvonne's garden last week and many of hers are blooming nicely while ours seem to have gone dormant. She has many plants clustered together - as, for example, the two different lantanas and an hibiscus in the middle. I guess they're providing protection for the roots. The hibiscus here is the size of a small dinner plate.

I love this succulent, don't know its Latin name but it's known as Desert Rose....beautiful and I want one. Y. has promised me one of its babies and I will swap my incense plant with her.

Another Desert Rose set amongst rocks.

And this lethal-looking cactus type is beautiful, but dangerous. Click on to see the lovely red leaf edges and the very sharp tips. Other friends have something similar and bigger and found a use for all their wine corks by fixing them on the sharp tips. Must take a pic when I next visit and let you see. They call it "the cork tree"!

4 comments:

Titania said...

The name for this Succulent is Kalanchoe thyrsiflora. ( Flippin Flapjacks, common name which is never as pretty as "Desert Rose".
I have a beautiful exemplar in my garden and it is one of my favourites. In winter the top of the flaps gets dark red.

Green thumb said...

Yes this succulent is indeed known as Flippin Flapjacks. I have one in my garden too.

Cheryl said...

Hi Ladyluz...lantana one of my all time favourites, grown as an annual here, of course.
The succulents are beautiful. It is wonderful to see what grows in a hot and sunny garden......

We had rain today, it has freshened everything up......

ladyluz said...

I can always rely on my blogging buddies to fill in the gaps in my knowledge. Thankyou Titania and Green Thumb. Love the name, Flippin Flapjacks. I had no idea that kalanchoe had so many varieties.

Cheryl - send us some of your rain - I love the smell of the earth and the way everything glows afterwards.