Echeveria setosa

25 10 2011

Echeveria setosa, a member of the Stonecrop family (Crassulaceae), is native to Mexico and is commonly known as the Mexican fire cracker or firecracker plant. It blooms from early to late April with bright red and yellow flowers. Echeverias are my favorite type of succulent and these on display in large glazed pots at the U.S. Botanic Garden are stunning! Photographed in the First Ladies’ Water Garden, part of the National Garden at the U.S. Botanic Garden

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Blooming in my garden today: Oriental Lilies

13 07 2010

This is a type of Oriental Lily, although I don’t remember which hybrid it is. There are 22 of these beauties in full bloom in a huge container on my back patio. What a sight!

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