I’ve got a crush – an orange crush – on this magnificent plant! It’s a “Mexican Bird of Paradise” and we’ve had it in our landscape for about 2 years. They are so beautiful at this moment that I picked some the other day and created the above bouquet by just placing them in this orange vase. I’ve taken multiple pictures over the last several weeks, documenting the bloom cycle of these beautiful bushes.
Working on maximum magnificence and integrating nicely with the landscape!
Our bushes in the glow of twilight of the vanilla sky! Can you feel the motion of the blurry flowers in the pictures above?
The orange vase was a birthday present from a good friend, with its own equally beautiful bouquet of mixed flowers (thank you, Debra!) and once her flowers were spent, I saved the vase. Lucky me – “Round Two” is equally beautiful! Unfortunately, my picked orange crush bouquet only lasted 2 days before wilting! So, lesson of the day: some flowers are not meant to be picked, rather enjoyed in nature!
Coco is crazy for Orange Crush, too, and he’s telling me all about it!
Finally, satisfied that I “get it”, Coco sits down to relax!
Hope you enjoyed the show and that these beautiful bushes (and Coco) brightened your day!
(other garden posts)
- A Lovely Mess
- By Way of the Dodo Bird
- Creative Fairy Gardens
- Gifts from the Garden Fairies
- Good Photographs
- Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
- Let’s Party!
- Signs of Spring
- The Birds and the Bees
- The Roses of December