Leucospermum Bloom Day March 2016



 Leucospermum 'Yellow Bird' is the star of the month.
 I planted it in mid-2014.  I didn't blog about it when I bought it for fear it would die.  It hasn't.  It's grown like a weed.
 It doesn't look like a weed!



Just one non-Leucospermum,  this Leucadendron 'Pom Pom', unfortunately the only bloom on the plant.  It's not getting enough water, probably.  I bought two of this plant and the other died, so this single beauty is very special:
 Happy Garden Blogger's Bloom Day.  The 15th of the month is dedicated to the flowers of that month.  Celebrate by seeing what's blooming all over thanks to May Dreams

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  1. Wonderful flowering Leucospermum, I should like to have such a weed...... The Leucadendron Pom Pom has only one flower but what a beauty, cherish it!

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    1. If only all weeds looked as good, we'd have less (no?) work in the garden.

      I have to climb a wall and maneuver around several shrubs to get to the Leucadendron, and it is worth it.

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  2. Dear Hoover, your Leucospermum looks beautiful,a real stand-out plant in the garden, love the yellow colour.
    xoxoxo ♡

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    1. Thank you, happy I get to share it on the blog for all to enjoy!

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  3. Such a beauty! Interesting that the blooms look different from a distance to me -- sort of a honeycomb look. Up close it's different though!

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    1. They are just starting to open up, really. So there are different "looks" to them right now. Yellow pine cone becomes pin cushion will become a brown pine cone eventually.

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  4. Wow, your leucospermum is a stunner. You're so lucky it's thriving in your garden. Please post more photos once the flowers have opened all the way.

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    1. Very lucky--I know it. I wasn't sure it was going to grow at all. I will post more photos--hopefully people don't get tired of them.

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    2. Not me!! I have one (ONE!) bud on my lone surviving Leucospermum (a cultivar named 'Goldie'). With any luck it will turn into a flower soon.

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    3. One bud is a start! There's always next spring...

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  5. I am so SO envious! You've got me thinking of trying a Leucospermum again. My last one was pulled from the "not ready for sale yet" section of a nursery and I think I erred in pulling it out of the pot and planting it out prematurely. A neighbor a few doors down has a beautiful yellow specimen like yours and another nearby has a house-sized orange one so I can't blame the climate. I know watering (or rather not watering) is the biggest issue - what's your regime there?

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    1. It has its own sprinkler. Instructions said regular water the first two years then reduce, so since it seems fairly established now I can move the sprinkler a bit towards the new one. Drainage on the slope is very quick.

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  6. Simply gorgeous! I would be giddy to have such a thing growing in my garden.

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    1. I confess I have been going out to stare at it a couple of times a day. I can't believe how beautiful it is.

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  7. Such a cool plant and flower. I'm not sure I have ever seen such perfect flowers on a Leucospermum. And that color! Happy Bloom Day!

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  8. If I had this one, I'd stare at it several times a day, too. And you should print and frame one of those photographs!

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    1. Thanks! Glad to hear it isn't just me.

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  9. Those last two photos have upped my pulse rate to a dangerous degree.

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  10. Oh wow! Absolutely stunning... such beautiful shapes!

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    1. They are like hot air balloons rising skyward, or those lanterns people let go into the night.

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  11. 'Yellow Bird' is other worldly.

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    1. I'm really enjoying it! Hard to believe how easy it was to grow.

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