Friday, March 5, 2010
Star Flowers in a parking lot - picture
In the middle of this rather busy parking lot there are a couple of islands where the owners have planted tropical flowers. Plants in a setting like that are sturdy and low maintenance. Up North you'll get some rather boring plants, hedges normally, around an oak or maple tree, and a few flowers strewn around them. There's a look to a parking lot.
Down here the flowers are vastly different. Those Tulips you would see in April in Philadelphia simply would die down here from the heat. So they put different plants in the parking lots and the flowers are still shockingly beautiful to me. I have no idea what this plant is, but I saw it across the parking lot while waiting for the store to open one Sunday morning and thought that I needed a picture of it.
House plants that I used to keep in window boxes wondering if they'd survive another winter are weeds here. There are hundreds of mother in law tongue plants on my property here that I go under the hedges and rip out from time to time for example.
I have no idea what this flower is but I'm glad its here. I'll learn the names later but for now, I'm enjoying it all