Monday, October 6, 2008

flowering shrubs


Thunbergia has purple blue flowers with yellow throats peeping out of a dense foliage. What a refreshing sight! A great pick me upper in the garden!


this Duranta reminds me of crinoline skirts with lace petticoats!

Petrea volubilis
likes water to keep flowering, great as a potted shrub and can be used as a cut flower in flower arranging.

purple blue Thunbergia (thunbergia battiscombei)
makes a beautiful privacy hedge, back borders, center bed plantings, very drought tolerant when established

Duranta erecta repens
you can create a privacy hedge with this one or a back border. Drought tolerant when established and has beautiful golden berries (poisonous) after flowering. Takes a severe cutting back in the rainy season. Grows into a small tree if left alone.

dwarf Yellow Allamanda ( allamanda schottii)
extremely drought tolerant when established, must be pruned back to avoid legginess and let it do its thing in a large bed. I have these in an island in the field with no irrigation and they always look fabulous.


Showers of Gold (Galphimia Glauca)
this has a beautiful day scent and is extremely drought tolerant when established. when I am cutting the lawn I tend to make several passes to enjoy the perfume.

1 comment:

thomas peter said...

Petrea volubilis
likes water to keep flowering, great as a potted shrub and can be used as a cut flower in flower arranging.flowering shrubs