Friday, April 8, 2011

macro flowers saturday: heliconia



Macro Flower Saturday
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Little birds
Stay and don't fly away/

Heliconia in my garden when I was at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
They "flew" away when the gardener was told to chop the plant down.
We had a cat and mouse with the authorities.

8 comments:

Mom of M&Ms said...

so pretty and I love your story! YOu must be learning so much!!!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

What a neat looking plant!

Sally said...

What a unique flower! Thanks for sharing it - the photo is beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my blog! ~Sally

Ginny said...

They look like beautiful birds, who would want to chop down such things? Did anyone take any to plant? It was all thrown away?

Ann said...

When I was living in Singapore 1990-2006, the university gave us apartment housing, there were land in front and at the back of the apartments. Some of us residents planted plants. The university wanted uniformity. They allowed only the plants their gardeners planted.

They relaxed the rule, only the landed facing the road are not allowed. My heliconia was in front facing the bush. Was I angry when I woke up one morning because some zealous gardener chopped it down.

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Ewa said...

that's a very impresive flower!!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Very pretty. 1st time seeing these.