my backyard nature

its all about nature!


Orchids

I have 2 moth orchids which is the most common type of orchid & is also called the Phalaenopsis orchids. One is purple & the other is pinkish orange in color! They bloomed around the same time(just like my lily & pickerel rush (from another post of mine)) but they are really different in size! Purple moth orchid just had another bloom a month ago & from the same stem but about half way through started this new stem & the current one started growing out.






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My container pond 2

This time both my pickerel rush & the lilies decided to bloom at the same time!

1st day:


2nd day: only one lily left, the other one didn’t bloom!!

 

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Water Lily

Finally my Water lily bloomed after over an year of testing my patience! Its a hardy water lily which is a result from crosses between European and North American species. It is an excellent permanent residents of water gardens.DSCF7371 DSCF7372 DSCF7374 DSCF7377 DSCF7378

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Texas Lantana

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I love this plant & its flower, the Texas Lantana. It is considered a pesky weed by some folks; Its a true testimony to the plant’s nearly indestructible traits. Texas Lantana blooms with masses of orange/yellow flowers that seem endless. The plant is drought tolerant, disease and pest resistant and thrives. It is a perfect choice for a low maintenance informal and wild flowerbeds although it works well in more formal arrangements. Xeriscape ready, provide Texas Lantana with ample space because it will get quite big.

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Courtesy: AustinNativeLandscaping


Diapers help grow your plant!

I found the below article interesting, although I haven’t tried it out till now. But sounds like something to be given a try, if there is any diaper lying around from their old baby days!

http://m.instructables.com/id/Diapers-Help-Your-Plants-Grow/

Let me know what do you think of it!
Courtesy: The King of Random


Arboretum visit in Winter

Paid a visit to an arboretum this weekend, it wasn’t as pretty as it would be in spring, but still found some bloomers! I like all the purple flowers that I saw, they all looked pretty!DSCF6335

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The yellow ones were in full bloom!DSCF6320DSCF6322DSCF6331

This lady bug is shining under the sun to get those tan lines!DSCF6332

I saw so many different kinds of Aloe Vera, its amazing they grow in different size, color & shape(not so much) & did you know it’s a member of the Lily family!DSCF6324DSCF6325

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