Sunday, October 16, 2011

Ixora The Explorer!

The Steel Ixora
"Related to the gardenia and coffee plants, Ixora is said to be native to Asia and whose name derives from an Indian deity."~google search~ 
The Ixora plant is quite common here in southern Florida, a source of constant color, they bloom all year.
As anyone who follows my blog knows I left my green thumb back in Massachusetts.
Resorting to clay pots of foliage that are inhabited by true and blue indestructible proven to grow living organisms, another words they survive on sheer neglect, remaining contained as well.
What could I plant in my newly vacated by a weaker species, royal blue pot, I thought?
Walking thru my favorite home improvement center, lowes and behold the Ixora Plant appeared, on sale to boot.! Yes the answer to my not so green Floridian thumb prayers.
These plants survive in abandoned vacant lots with no care at all. A true child of Mother Nature, herself, caring for the not so very privileged!
The variety I chose above is rather wispy which lends itself to clay pot habitation, I think!
We shall see!!! I figure some famous explorer went to India and brought this species back to this continent. Hmmm... lets go with Ferdinand Magellan. Wasn't he the Portuguese explorer who sailed around the world??? 
Hence the title! 
You google it I have to go and plant my Ixora!
Have a wonderful day!

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Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Your Ixora sure is pretty! Every time I buy a plant on sale it dies. HOpe you have better luck!

Anonymous said...

Fine picture. I like it.

Rosie said...

This is beautiful!

lisa said...

So now I know what these are!! Not sure I can pronounce it though! We have a lot of pink ones here, and I've always wondered what they were. Thank you for the info, the beautiful photograph, and for sharing both at The Creative Exchange.

Have a great evening Rosemary!


Anonymous said...

Lovely work!

Connie Smiley said...

Rosemary, this is just stunning! I love the outline. Would you be willing to share your process?

Linda Makiej said...

just MaRvELoUs!!!!

Carole M. said...

a beautiful photograph/effects to. Nice to find your blog Rosemary, via Creative Exchange.

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