Friday, June 11, 2010

Leucadendron Galpinii









This is an evergreen that is considered a shrub. It blooms in the Springtime and needs constant sun exposure. Though it needs full sun exposure it's water needs are medium. It can grow to 8 feet high and 6 feet wide. It's origin is from South Africa. I found this while at the Botanical Gardens. It seems I gravitate towards the South African garden for it's exotic flavor. I love this shrub and each time I go to the gardens I get more and more shots. These were all taken at different times. Enjoy!

16 comments:

RNSANE said...

This reminds me so much of an artichoke. I wonder if it is edible!

SquirrelQueen said...

I can understand why you like the South African garden if all of the plants are as exotic as this one. The bloom must be beautiful. Great macro shots.

rainfield61 said...

Oh, I thought I saw a football.

Sorry, 2010 FIFA World Cup is heating up right now.

DK Miller said...

Lovely photos and cool new look to your blog!

Icy BC said...

Oh Jo, I love the new look of your blog, and the your beautiful photos! Gorgeous!

Secondary Roads said...

Very interesting. I love the new look.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Carmen, LOL

Squirrel, yeah I really love the exotics and when in bloom the flower is a pale pink and just gorgeous.

Rainfield, You are a comedian :D

Thanks so much Diane.

Icy, Thanks, I thought I'd try one of bloggers new designs.

Thanks Chuck, have a great weekend

arabesque said...

wow! i love these shots esp the last foto, just stunning and looks very exotic as i;ve never seen one before! ^0^

Poetic Shutterbug said...

arabesque, yes they are very unique to say the least. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

betchai said...

oh wow, the first picture is amazing Jo, the bulb looks so perfectly lit and enchants me :)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

betchai, it is pretty cool up close. Thank you :) and have a great weekend.

Ann said...

Very cool looking plant. I like that second picture the best, the way the shadows are falling on it.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Ann, thanks, yeah it was pretty cool with those shadows, I couldn't resist :)

*MrsMartinez* said...

Botanical Garden sure has a lot of quirky looking plants huh?
xoxo

Dave said...

i like the closeup one.

Ratty said...

This plant looks very similar to one I had pictures of from last year that I never could identify. Mine is a different kind, but maybe they're related. This might give me a small lead on figuring out my plant.