January 25, 2012

Thumbelina's bouquets

pink and orange/yellow flowers
Since I'm absolutely awful with plant names, it's kind of useless asking me what these flowers are called. Each flower looks like a tiny bouquet of even smaller flowers. When I was much younger, I remember seeing only all-yellow or all-white ones. I like this dual-color variety so much better, and I love how the gardener mixed the baby pink/ fuschia and yellow/orange bushes together.

8 comments:

Olivier said...

de belles fleurs, belles couleurs

George said...

The name isn't important. The fact that they are beautiful is.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I'm guessing lantana. But don't quote me. Very charming and cheerful.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

It's lantana alright. I love the flowers . They can grow pretty wild and shrubby. The locals call it 'tahi ayam' meaning... chicken dung!'coz of the smell tho not as bad as it sounds.

Hilda said...

Thanks, ladies! And Keats, the Malaysians got it right—I think it stinks too. :p

Halcyon said...

I think these are lantana. Butterflies love them! And I do too, they were popular in Jackson, but I haven't seen any in Toronto. I'll have to look this spring though. :)

Dixie Girl said...

Lantanas. I loved these tiny bouquets of flowers as a child. Mama always had some growing. I tried to grow some two years ago and they didn't survive. Not sure why.Those in your photo are lovely.

J.C. said...

These are Lantana blooms. I used to have them growing in a pot in my garden. The blooms cheer me up each morning before I go to work. They are so bright in color. Seeing them appearing in many clusters, never cease to put a smile on my face.