Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Wednesday Vignette


Photos by Beloved
Office Building Anigozanthos
 Beloved saw these on a lunchtime walk, and kindly phone-toe-graphed them for me.  Amazing what overwatering and otherwise ignoring them can do.  Good information on growing Anigozanthos here, information which I plan to exploit, to see if I can duplicate the results seen above.   

More Wednesday Vignettes to be found at Flutter And Hum.

14 comments:

  1. It looks great as a huge clump like that!

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    1. Isn't it great? You can spot it from two blocks away.

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  2. Mine aren't nearly that floriferous but I was happy just to see the flower stalks return this year. Thanks for the link - I've saved it for reference.

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    1. I wonder how much they water them. Obviously considerable reflected heat...

      Must be pretty "meh" out of bloom, though. The rest of the building had the usual office-park plants, lawn, agapanthus, and raphiolepis buzzed into rectangles.

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  3. My tall varieties aren't sizing up -- lack of water during winter. I see them used in fantastic massed plantings in commercial settings everywhere that look almost neglected, but the secret must be the means for steady irrigation the contractors laid down. I wonder if they know to taper off after bloom?

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    1. Can't imagine an office park mow-blow crew adjusting irrigation.

      Trying to figure out how to place them so the flowers show but the plants don't. They are the orchids of Australia--the flowers thrilling, the plants not worth looking at.

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  4. Hot damn, look at that ! There ia a house I drive by on my way to the grocery store that has a huge stand of red A.s I should take my camera.

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    1. Take the camera, lady! Let's see the glory!

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  5. Impressive! The second image with the building and blue sky is especially nice.

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    1. Takes a PNW-er to notice a blue sky!

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  6. Wow! What a statement! Love it! :)

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  7. Great photos,Anizoganthos look wonderful planted en-masse, they look especially lovely here planted in front of this modern, neutral coloured building and what a beautiful blue sky.
    xoxoxo ♡

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    1. It is a beautiful blue sky. I admit I don't appreciate that as much as I should.

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