Posted on September 3, 2009 by jackieinpdx
These flowers are in a flower bed along Main Street downtown Milwaukie.
This grass is about 4 feet tall, divides a restaurant’s parking lot from Hwy 99 S.
Kind of a wild overgrown garden along the parking lot at The Portland Waldorf School downtown Milwaukie.
Along the edge of the the parking lot separating the lot from the street.
I have no idea what these bushes are but they run the length of the parking lot intermingled with the above flower bushes and a couple of other varieties.
I think that this grass is really pretty.
A couple of Tara’s potted plants
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Posted on August 24, 2009 by jackieinpdx
I really like the look of these shrubs along the side yard of this bungalow. This house recently sold and very quickly considering the economy in Oregon is 2nd worst in the nation.
The front yard looks messy in this photo but it really is very beautiful. The former owners were related to the man down the street who has a commercial landscaping business. My daughter is thinking they might like to do something like this if they cut down the large fir tree in the front of their house.
These are two different yards in the neighborhood both using sunflowers along a fence kind of like a privacy wall.
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Posted on July 30, 2009 by jackieinpdx
I drive by these bushes twice a day going to and from work and several times on the weekend. Finally Sunday I had my camera in the car and stopped to take some photos.
I did not get out of my car to take close ups because there were people out in the yard next door.
A friend and I thought that the next cool internet search function should be a way to insert a photo into a search field with the results of the search telling you what the photo is of. That could work for something like flowers and plants. Couldn’t it?
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Posted on July 16, 2009 by jackieinpdx
Some more photos of plants and flowers seen on the island.
Flamboyant trees also known as Royal Poinciana are everwhere. The Royal Poinciana is endemic to Madagascar. The most common color seemed to be orange but I did see a few red and yellow trees.
Seen in Kalaheo. Not pruned as an ornamental tree
In a front yard in Koloa
Ornamental tree in yard in Aninni
Coffee in Kalaheo
Palm at Kilauea Lighthouse
Anthirium in a flower arrangement at Joe's on the Green restaraunt
On the side of the road heading to Kalihiwai Bay
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Posted on July 14, 2009 by jackieinpdx
TravelWise says “National Geographic has dubbed the Hawaiian Islands one of the most biologically remarkable places in the world. Due to its isolation, it surpasses even the Galapagos Islands for the number and variety of species that evolved from a common ancestor. There are several places on Kauai that are ideal for viewing its biological bounty.”
The hibiscus, all colors and varieties, was the official Territorial Flower, adopted in the early 1920s. At statehood in 1959, the first state legislature adopted many of Hawaii’s symbols as part of the Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS, state laws). It wasn’t until 1988, however, that the yellow hibiscus which is native to the islands was selected to represent Hawaii.”
There is beauty everywhere you look on Kauai. Beautiful trees, flowers and bushes, ocean and mountain views. But not all of the plants you see are indigenous to the Hawaiian Islands. This website lists plants and identifies which are Endemic, Indigenous, Polynesian Introduction, Alien,or Naturalized. A great website I am sure if I only knew what the heck the name of most of the flowers and plants I took photos of were.
Here are some of the flowers and plants I took photos of on the Lawai Beach Resort condo grounds. Let me go on record here and say it is really hard to take good photos of flowers that are blowing in the wind with bright sun shining on them. I just love all of the colors.
Bird of Paradise
I was told once by a man who worked at the botanical gardens on Kauai that there are over 1,200 varieties of palm trees
Tara called this the feather flower but I think it looks more like a tropical fish
One big leaf!
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