Thursday, June 28, 2007

Unusual Flowers from Long Island

Unusual Flowers from Long Island

I understand that some of the flowers are not as unusual for some people but it shows a couple of the botanical oddities I saw on Long Island last weekend. The first is Cymbidium finlaysonianum and I saw this at Planting Fields. It was strange because of the long pendulous flower spike. I hadn’t seen it before and I couldn’t find a lot of information on it except that it is an epiphyte that occurs in Southeast Asia.

This next one is a Double Shasta Daisy. You don’t see it too often but it is becoming a bit more popular. They are cool because there are all sorts of variations of the doubles available.

This Yellow Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia flava) was growing in a whole group of different Pitcher Plants that were crammed together in a cold frame with about an inch of water in the bottom. I hadn’t seen that before. I actually grew some Pitcher Plants here in Connecticut for several years but then we had a couple of bad winters and I lost them.

I wish I had sited them in a warmer part of the garden. *Sigh* Another lesson learned on micro climate gardening.


RUTH said...

A lovely collection of plants and beautifully photographed. I am making an attempt to grow Pitcher Plants outside; fingers crossed.

Ki said...

I always had the impression that pitcher plants were tropical but I guess not. It would be cool to create a bog garden next to a pond but too much work to get it right I would think.

Very lovely double shasta daisy. I haven't seen any at the local garden centers yet. And, an interesting looking orchid. I wonder if it's some kind of vanda?

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Hi Ruth,

Good luck with the Pitchers. I really loved them in the garden. They were always commented on.


I think there are some Pitchers that are tropical. You would probably have better luck down in Jersey growing them outdoors. That Orchid sure was different.

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