Pachystachys Lutea!

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Pachystachys Lutea

While the Pachystachys Lutea or the Lollypop Plant is its common name is not as popular as many other indoor plants, it really is a delightful plant to grow, with a long flowering season from spring until fall. The flowers that bloom from spring until fall are white in color and small, which peep through the golden flower head (bract – can be 5 inches long). The long evergreen leaves are dark green and oval shaped, with large veins. It’s definitely the flower head that make this attractive. This can be grown as an indoor plant, It will grow to about 2′ indoors or 4′ outdoors. Info courtesy of House Plants Expert

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Under the Papaya Tree!

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Under A Papaya Tree

While wandering around Allen Gardens Conservatory I looked up and found myself under a huge Papaya tree. It was at least 20 feet tall. Certainly makes you feel small when surrounded by the huge tropical trees that live here.

Sunlight on Stone Steps!

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Sunlight on Steps

These are stone steps that were placed here so we could traverse from the side of the cottage to the stairs leading down to our beach and water. The sunlight is coming through the deck above and to the right of these stone steps. I liked how the sunlight was being reflected on the steps. I hope you do as well!

Happy 4th of July!

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Happy Independence Day!

I hope all my American Family, friends, my blog visitors and followers, have a safe and fun filled holiday! This is a view of the American Falls taken from the Canadian side.

Abutilon megapotamicum

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Abutilon megapotamicum

This plant has many names. Flowering Maple, Indian Mallow, Chinese Lantern. The leaves resemble the leaves of the Maple Tree. Indian Mallow is because it is part of the Mallow family. Chinese Lantern because of the shape of the flowers that are long lasting. Here in the northern hemisphere it needs to be brought indoors before the first frost and can be put outdoors after the last frost. It is pretty to look at! It would add colour to any garden.

Tree Roots Trail!

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Tree Roots!

On the Rouge Urban National Trail, Vista Trail which is about 2.7km one way. There is a stretch of the path that is nothing but tree roots. Probably about a half K in length. This is what that path looks like. Oh did I mention that I twisted my right ankle! Surprise! I was busy looking up with my camera in my face and not where my feet were traveling.

A Florida Sunset!

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A Florida Sunset

At RW golf course, I got to see many sunsets. This was one of them! I visit here a couple of times a year and always found watching the sunset a great time to sit quietly and just enjoy Mother Nature showing off her colours as she calls it a day!