Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Schefflera


Our Schefflera Tree got so tall it is in the top of the pine tree. this is the red bloom it gets once a year. I had to zoom up about 30 feet to get it. so the details of the tiny red flowers can't be seen.  The below is the same photo that I monkeyed around with in Photoshop Elements 10.

Yes, Schefflera grow indoor and outdoor and just about any where at all, but if you plant them in Florida they make monster trees unless you keep them trimmed.



Monet I Ain't   but if you want to see what JAKE does with Schefflera CLICK HERE.


40 comments:

Susannah said...

Unusual to me ...but divine!

Hope today finds you feeling much better and tomorrow is your best day so far.

Susannah

SquirrelQueen said...

I am beginning to wonder if everything in FL grows as tall as a skyscraper. Those really are pretty. Your whole yard (and the sky) must be filled with colorful blooms.

SquirrelQueen said...

BTW, I love your new header photo. Are you holding a baby goat?

Relindis said...

Another strange plant to me with an unusual name. How amazing to be looking up and seeing all your different and pretty blooms reaching to the sky.
I like your new header.
Have a good day!

From the Kitchen said...

Wow, I had no idea those plants would grow so tall. We've had several through the years and I love them. Maybe I need to purchase one now--for a modest show inside!!

Best,
Bonnie

Just Be Real said...

Awesome and you take some really great pictures. Blessings.

diane b said...

We call them umbrella trees, not sure why, maybe because the flower stems radiate out like umbrella ribs. They can get very big here too and the roots can damage drains and water pipes.

Madi and Mom said...

I love your header...is that a baby lamb you are holding?

Oh and of course I love your photos.
hugs C

Amy Burzese said...

I didn't know they did that!

Maple Lane said...

I learned something new today! Had no idea they grew outside and that they bloomed! Very pretty and Jake is cute as can be collecting his sticks! Hope you have a good day.

EM Illustrator said...

That is really a tall plant...wowie! I envy you that have all that beauty around you just a few steps away.
Enjoy your day!

Pam :) said...

Beautiful shots, Sandra.
We had to remove ours because the roots were crawling under the house.

SweetMarie said...

First, your header is amazing! I looked at it over and over. Feels like I'm there seeing the reflections in person. :)
This tree is so pretty with the blooms! I don't think I've ever seen one like it. It first reminded me of a rubber tree plant. I love your yard!

Farida said...

I have never seen anything like this before. It looks peculiar but it has its own unique character :D

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

NEW Header! I love it!

Didn't get the full effect at first though. I'm dense. ,-)

Now, back to the post. Cool effects. And that tree would grow indoors??? Now that is a mind pic. :-)

Gentle hugs,
"Auntie"

Remington said...

I love your new header! Awesome! The different trees and plants you show are so interesting....thanks for sharing!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Love your new header! And I sure didn't know schefflera grew so tall! Only in Florida, I guess. Are these great photos taken with your Coolpix? If so, I think I'm gonna go trade in my camera!!

TexWisGirl said...

they're pretty. i agree w/ squirrelqueen - everything grows well in florida. :)

LC said...

Enjoyed the tree phoyos and info plus the record of Jake's "sticky" activities. And the header has to be one of your special creations!

EG CameraGirl said...

I had no idea they were such giants in Florida!

Grandma C's Place said...

Very interesting tree!!!
I like what you did, with Photoshop Elements.
I play with my photos too. lol

Betsy Adams said...

Love the new header, Sandra.... That picture of you with the baby goat is so cute...

I used to have an indoor Schefflera plant... It never bloomed... Didn't even know 'til now that they do bloom.. Amazing how big yours is...

Jake loves those things that fall on the ground, doesn't he????

Hugs,
Betsy

Inger said...

Amazing flowers you have in Florida and you take such great pictures of them. I had forgotten about four paws, so I'm glad you sent us over there. I'm now the latest follower of your doggie's adventures.

George said...

This sounds like a plant where you stick it in the ground and then jump back because it grows so fast. I like you 'Monet-esque' version of the photo.

Ann said...

Who needs Monet, I like your masterpiece. Those are pretty. I happened to see the post on what Jake does with it before I came here :)

Dee said...

Another WOW for the big plants growing in your yard.

Rose said...

Oh, I love that last one best of all...would love to see this in real life.

Kathy said...

I never realized these got so huge or were ever anything other than a houseplant! And I certainly didn't know they bloomed. See, blogging makes you smarter because you learn so much!

S. Etole said...

Once again, I've never seen anything like that. Like your boat in your new banner, too.

Catherine said...

What a cool looking tree! You have interesting trees down where you live!
xo Catherine

RoeH said...

I've tried to grow those as indoor plants so many times. They always die on me. Beautiful outside tree. Maybe I should try that. :)

Deb said...

Sandra that is just beautiful...the colors are amazing...

Deb said...

oh I forgot to say I LOVE the new header...I would love to be sitting in that boat...just drifting around...

A Quiet Corner said...

I LOVE your header!!!! And I never even know that plant bloomed!!!!...:)JP

Scott said...

I didn't know schefflera had flowers. Of course ours have always been indoors and kept smaller. Very pretty, Monet.

Chatty Crone said...

I love the new header - it looks like a baby lion/cat to me. And I learned something new as well. I am sorry I have been missing with my comments, but I think my internet is back.
Love,sandie

Michaele said...

Cool new header! Goat? I have never seen that type of plant...and never been to Florida.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Wow that is some header, lovely photos today, also wanted to let you know that you now appear in my blog roll.

Tipper said...

Pretty-I've never seen nor heard of them : )

northierthanthou.com said...

Never seen a plant like that before. It's very cool.