Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dutchman's Pipe

This year, I looked for the Dutchman's Pipe flowers, and now I understand how I could have missed them the first year I went to the flower show. Last year, they were so obvious!

Supposedly the flowers look like the old style of pipes used in Holland, but to me, they look like hatchling dragons, or aliens.

I love the colour and pattern of the red part of the flower,

but the green part is a bit unsettling.

5 comments:

JC said...

I saw this photo and thought ... what they heck is that ... had to look at it. I agree that the red part of the plant is very nice.

George said...

I'm not familiar with Dutchman's Pipe. It's a very unusual flower.

Clytie said...

I'm with you on the alien pod thing. Quite striking though. The patterns in the red portion of the plant are amazing.

Jenn Jilks said...

Lovely photos. I bet you're excited about the lilac season approaching!

Bronwynn said...

Interesting. I like the last shot especialy, but I agree about the green part being unsettling. Deffinitally some sort of alien hatchling

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