28 September 2012

Azalea


What a stunning azalea...
 (unsure of variety) It has been in the garden for 15 years. 
Halved in size by a storm a few years ago, 
but has recovered well. 

Clivia



A lovely shot of orange in a shady spot in Mia Bella Gardens...

Clivias are native to Africa and Swaziland.
Common names include Kaffir lily and bush lily.
They are evergreen plants, with green, strap-like leaves.
Individual flowers are more or less bell-shaped,
 occurring in umbels on a stalk above the foliage;
 colors range from yellow through orange to red.
The Clivia is a shade loving plant.
They thrive in drier spots that most other shade loving plants struggle with.


#shadeplants #Clivia #floweringshadeplants #garden



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