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Bird of Paradise Greyish White


Bird of Paradise Greyish White (Strelitzia reginae (Bird of paradise))

Saw this in Brisbane, Aus. Thought y'all might be interested.



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Where is this please?

19 Oct, 2010

 

dotty are you half asleep today, look under pic lol ;o))

19 Oct, 2010

 

Never mind Daisy, its alright for these gay young things, is this one you would like to add to your jungle collection?
PS We are gay older things!

19 Oct, 2010

 

first time I have seen them this colour,

19 Oct, 2010

 

me too Yorkshire, thats why I took the pic. Also Id never seen a pure yellow but guess I wasnt looking too hard previously

19 Oct, 2010

 

you know Tet my neighbour has a beauty in his garden, yellow of course, I can't believe it grows here, if he moved it to my garden it would be dead within a week,

19 Oct, 2010

 

Really? Guess he must take it in each winter. It might survive in mine til it got cold, but it wouldnt survive my ministrations indoors!

19 Oct, 2010

 

Tetra i think you should refrase "GAY" doesnt mean the same these days haahhaa ;o))

19 Oct, 2010

 

A terrible mis-use of a lovely word too! Wish they had chosen something else...

19 Oct, 2010

 

i totally agree Tetra, its the same with alot of words or things we use to use, but cannnot anymore, very sad really,

19 Oct, 2010

 

Im thinking of applying for a job on that programme "Grumpy Old Women"

19 Oct, 2010

 

Tetrarch - I think that this may be Strelitzia augusta-alba. Amazing to have a flower on such a small plant!

Check out the link below for more........

http://www.sayers-strelitzia.com.au/index.html

19 Oct, 2010

 

Thanks Meanie..forgot that might appeal lol! I will have a look. Praps its cos its in Aus?
Havent seen a pink one yet tho....sigh!

19 Oct, 2010

 

Check out these two Tetrarch. Strelitzia Nicolia; not the most beautiful Strelitzia, but owing to the sheer scale the most impressive by far!

http://www.growsonyou.com/meanie/photos/nicolia

The pics are a bit crap as I took them on my phone!

19 Oct, 2010

 

goodness thats HUGE Meanie! I reckon they must have bred a smaller one..I do remember she said something about a new variety to the person I was with..she may have meant the white one.

19 Oct, 2010

 

Google S.augusta alba Tetrarch!

19 Oct, 2010

 

It's amazing these exotic plants resemble birds don't you think? Very nice. :)

19 Oct, 2010

 

Not much of an improvement Meanie! Hi Jacquie, yes they are really fascinating arent they.
DDaisy, dont! buy this unless you buy a very tall ladder for when you wrap it up for winter!!!

19 Oct, 2010

 

Ha ha TT........San I will be glad to get my new glasses lol.....OH feels the same way re the word gay....such a shame, it was such a descriptive word.

20 Oct, 2010

 

lol dotty and your hubby right a very distriptive word indeed ;o)

20 Oct, 2010

 

I was uncomfortable using the word 'gay' when our son first told us he was homosexual. We had known a friend many years ago whose first name was Gay and I've often thought how she'd cope these days, given the change of useage.

I don't have a better word to use than 'gay' and I'd just add that the word is reverting to a word of abuse now....people and especially younger people who are not homosexual are using it as a put down and an offensive expression. I find that sad.

I know language changes but it can get confusing. Just as an aside, I've dressed in purple today as it is a day for recognizing people who are stigmatized (not just gay) because they are different. It's an attempt at awareness of prejudice and felt I did need to participate.

Our son is very special to us, talented, witty, sociable, well educated and it is sad to hear of so many young people who are so distressed by taunts and bullying that they end their own lives. I always think how awful it is for parents to cope with the devestating loss.

Sorry....this isn't intended to be a nasty comment or a rebuke to anyone. Just a mom's heart. x

20 Oct, 2010

 

well said Wlass, the young ones are so hatefull these days and im sure they realise this as they grow up a bit more and then realise how nasty they have been to people, but alass some dont wich is even sader, or is it the parents who dont educate their children to be fare and accept people for who they are and not what they are, a sad world im affraid, im with you on this Wlass x

20 Oct, 2010

 

My nephew has just married his handsome young Brazilan partner. Its not what I would chose for my child, but children dont belong to you but themselves. What they chose is for them and you must accept it. Three of my friends have lost sons before the boys were 50. It is totally devastating whatever the reason.

20 Oct, 2010

 

Yes, M...losing a child/son is devestating. One of my best friends from high school days (we're still in touch) lost her son to cancer and his passing will be 6 yrs. this Sunday. She is still lost without him.

You both (M and San) have said it so well...accept our kids for who they are and not what they are; they do not belong to us. It's a parent's job to bring them up to be good citizens and then release them to go their way in the world...gay or otherwise...they are always loved.

Thank you for your understanding comments.

20 Oct, 2010



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