Sunday, July 15, 2012

Flower Power: GBBD July 2012

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Established Plants

Liriope (Liriope spicata)

 Variegated Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon jaburan 'Vitattus')

Dwarf Mexican Firebush (Hamelia patens 'Compacta')

Rock Rose (Pavonia lasiopetala)

Mexican Honeysuckle (Justicia spicigera)

Aztec Arrowhead (Sagittaria montevidensis)

Chinese Indigo (Indigofera kirilowii)

Pink Rain Lily (Zephyranthes rosea)

New Plants in the Garden


Potted Plants

Red Yucca's (Hesperaloe parviflora)

Ground Orchid (Spathoglottis plicata)

Flower Wannabes

American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)

Possumhaw (Ilex decidua

 Black Swallowtail larvae (Papilio polyxenes)


  1. Is that cilantro or parsley that the caterpillars are feeding on? Your macro shots are great, especially the ground orchid and blue anise sage (that color!). And the liriope in my yard is blooming, too; such a nice little surprise.

    1. The caterpillars are happily munching on parsley that I've let go to flower (rosemary in background) - not much left on those stalks though!

  2. Lovely pictures, especially the rain lily. I wouldn't be able to grow that here in upstate NY (zone 5a). That's why I enjoy GBBD so much - I get to see all those plants I can't grow. The swallowtail larvaes bring back memories of how much they love parsley. Knock on wood, we haven't been bothered by them the last several years.

  3. Beautiful post...Black & Blue Salvia is SO dramatic...just love it!

  4. Enjoyed your GBBD posting and my favorite flower in the group is Chinese Indigo (Indigofera kirilowii).I want to grow it myself. The swallowtail caterpillars are amazingly beautiful!

  5. Such a wonderful photos. The beauty of each and everyone of those flowers are captured perfectly. I'm loving it.