Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Good Morning, Sunshine!

bauhinia kockiana

I saw quite a lot of this beautiful woody climber on my March visit to Malaysia and was surprised to discover today that it's a member of the Bauhinia family, like the pink and white flowering trees used so extensively throughout Brisbane street plantings and parkland. While its colour scheme was reminiscent of the marmalade bush, browallia, its vigorous growing habit reminded me of another with beautiful multicoloured clusters of flowers, the Rangoon Creeper, quisqualis. Sadly both need more space than my compact garden can offer.

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