Posts Tagged ‘tropical flowers’

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Camellia

Posted on: April 20th, 2016 by Trillium Art

Last month found our family joining our Running Dude’s team for their spring training session.  We escaped to the southern shores of Alabama where the temperatures were balmy and the sun was shining! One day, Hubby, my Sweet Pea and I took a day trip to Bellingrath Gardens south of Mobile, AL.  It was a […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Torch Ginger Flower (Etlingera)

Posted on: March 2nd, 2016 by Trillium Art

It may be a snowy day here with a chilly wind, but with the glorious sunshine, I’m thinking of warmer days!  Flash back to last August when my family found ourselves in the Montreal area.  It was a warm summer day in the late afternoon when that special light holds the magic of twilight.  I was […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Flowering Maple (Abutilon)

Posted on: February 4th, 2015 by Trillium Art

Even though there has been more shoveling this week than all winter, I am encouraged to think that spring is really not that far away! It’s time to start thinking about different container arrangements since these usually include more tropicals than perennials. Tropical plants have me feeling warmer already! What colour scheme should I try […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Pauluskerk’s Livingstone Daisy (Dorotheanthus ‘Variegated’)

Posted on: November 26th, 2014 by Trillium Art

Creating a Fairy Garden is a lot of fun. It allows me to really focus on the details of a miniature garden and develop a story for each container. The garden in the spotlight today has a Holiday theme with the Livingstone Daisy as the feature plant. The full name is Pauluskerk’s Livingstone Daisy and […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

Posted on: November 20th, 2014 by Trillium Art

The arrival of the first seed catalogue in the mail last week coincided with our first dusting of snow. And if I wasn’t convinced…the first snowday for my sweet pea was yesterday. Suddenly she saw a different side of being a new bus student. The beginnings of a fort in our backyard are the fruits […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: White Christmas Elephant Ear or Caladium (or Heart of Jesus, Angel Wings)

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by Trillium Art

  Our front porch makes me smile whenever I come home thanks to Benjamin Moore Paint and a collection of coordinating plants. (Even though I know that there are boxes to be unpacked on the other side of the front door!) We painted the front door and trim the colour “Vintage Wine” which tends to […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Painter’s Palette (Anthurium)

Posted on: February 19th, 2014 by Trillium Art

Another blast of snowy weather has re-enforced my theme of tropical plants this month. Last week, the Cally Lily was front and centre, this week it is a close cousin from the same family; the Painter’s Palette (or sometimes the Flamingo Lily). Both are included in the large Arum family. Not all members of this […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Calla Lily (Zantedeschia)

Posted on: February 12th, 2014 by Trillium Art

“The calla lilies are in bloom again. Such a strange flower—suitable to any occasion. I carried them on my wedding day, and now I place them here in memory of something that has died.” ~ Katherine Hepburn (Stage Door, 1937) I’m sure that you might recognize this lovely tropical flower, a native of southern Africa. […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Passion Flower (Passiflora)

Posted on: February 5th, 2014 by Trillium Art

The weather outside is cold and snowy and my winter-weary spirit is longing for colour. Over the next four Wednesdays, let’s celebrate sun-loving plants that are commonly found in the tropics. Before we know it, March will have arrived with stronger sunshine, warmer rain and the promise of spring. Are you ready to inject some […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Easter Lily (Lilium longiflorum)

Posted on: March 27th, 2013 by Trillium Art

Welcome to today’s seasonal post, which is about such a traditional, time-honoured flower of this Easter season.  Lilium longiflorum has beautiful, large, white trumpet-shaped flowers and is native to the Ryukyo Islands of southern Japan.  The cultivar most commonly grown for the Easter season is ‘Nellie White’, named for the wife of one of the […]