28 September 2012

Azalea


What a stunning azalea...
 (unsure of variety) It has been in the garden for 15 years. 
Halved in size by a storm a few years ago, 
but has recovered well. 

Clivia



A lovely shot of orange in a shady spot in Mia Bella Gardens...

Clivias are native to southern Africa.
Common names include Kaffir lily and bush lily.
They are evergreen plants, with green, strap-like leaves.
Individual flowers are more or less bell-shaped,
 occurring in umbels on a stalk above the foliage;
 colors range from yellow through orange to red.