Friday, May 1, 2009
The "Other" Strelitzia
My garden has suffered over the last few months as I haven't been able to get out and look after it. So some corners are looking more like a tropical jungle than ever! Yesterday when I was looking around in one of these places and wondering where to start I found that my large Bird of Paradise had its first flower and I hadn't even seen it! The regular orange and blue flowered Bird of Paradise is the Strelitzia reginae. This one is the Strelitzia nicolai and has these beautiful white and blue flowers. It is a much taller growing plant and at present is well over head height. Well - that's one part of the garden that needs dealing with ASAP! Maybe even today!