Monday, September 15, 2008

GBBD September 15

Tacca Integrifolia

This week my tacca bloomed for the first time ever. Isn’t she the most fantastic looking flower? I am in total awe of this plant.

I have many ground orchids flowering in my front garden.

Fall is time for my bromeliads to bloom these beautiful red flowers.

My purple allamanda is doing well.

The pink and purple Ruellias are blooming all over the garden



The chenille plant looks great.

13 comments:

Nan Ondra said...

Happy Bloom Day, Rusty! How magnificent that you had the tacca bloom to share for today; I've been dying to try growing that.

Frances said...

Hi Rusty, so glad you are safe and sound and so is your garden. I love the way you have the orchid baskets attached to the fence. I would love to do that, but have to have them on copper to keep the snails and slugs out of them, is that a problem for you? The tacca gets a gold star for cooperating for bloom day! It is truly awe inspiring!

Frances at Fairegarden
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GardenJoy4Me said...

Rusty .. the "bat" flower is amazing and you must feel so wonderful getting it to bloom so well for you ! Your other flowers are awesome too ! .. that is one gorgeous garden you have : )

Carol said...

Wow, that tacca is something else! A real star in the garden, and I'm happy to see it for bloom day.

Love all your flowers, thanks for joining in again.

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

My LIttle Family: said...

Beautiful!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Fantastic, freak & awesome are the words that spring to mind after seeing images of that Bat plant thing. The Chenille plant is pretty bizarre too, and I mean that in a good way. Does it feel as good as it looks? I love all the different colored Ruellias you grow. I, sadly, have only the plain lavender one.

Ki said...

I always wanted to obtain a tacca but never got around to buying one so I'll just enjoy looking at your spectacular flower. Thanks for posting a picture.

Green thumb said...

Hi Rusty, the Tacca flower looks very intersting, I've seen it for the first time. Thanks for sharing.

Nicole said...

The tacca is indeed striking. My favorite is the chenille plant, so bright and always remind me of childhood when i loved to play with the "tails"

joey said...

Tacca Integrifolia is a beauty! I have never seen one before. Love meeting new flowers ... your photo is amazing.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Happy GBBD Rusty and what a lot of special blooms you have to show this time. That Tacca looks like something from outer space. ;-) Your Ruella's look great too wish I could grow them here.

Jeanette said...

Gday Rusty, OHH I just love the unusual Tacca bloom ive never seen anythink like it..love all your garden and the vibrant colour through out..

ldybug said...

holy batman tacca! that's beautiful!