Friday, September 14, 2018

Dwarf Powder Puff


Photo's taken on full zoom standing outside the sliding glass doors. Dwarf Powder Puff is the common name, Calliandra haematocephala  bontanical name.  Beside Pan is where the Susans grew all summer.


The first 3 photos, are of a 3 foot tall tree in a bucket, Bob grew them from seed from our 6 foot tree by the kitchen window... The small plant below is one of three plants that magically appeared, planted in 3 places by the mother tree. Without help from Bob.

12 inches tall and already blooming
Joining LLB in our BackYard for Flower Friday.
In the center of this  OFF zoom photo you can see how tiny the tree is and how the close up changes what we see. Behind the two buckets is the planter full of wildflowers I bombarded you with this summer.

22 comments:

crafty cat corner said...

My daughter had one of these plants but our climate wasn't good for it, I think it died in the end.
Briony
x

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
very pretty!!! YAM xx

Ann Thompson said...

I think these are so pretty. I just love the look of them. Nice that it's even grown additional plants on it's own

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the pretty powder puff blooms. They remind of the Mimosa tree blooms. The dwarf plant is pretty. Enjoy your day!

Gayle said...

This is the first I've seen this bloom - I like it!

Karen said...

The powder puffs are so unique. I can't remember ever seeing that. Reminds me a little of Mimosa here. Very pretty. Hope you will have a great weekend.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Great perspective shots! It all looks so much bigger till the pool. Is Bob still planting them in buckets, or not anymore? It would be great to sit them all around the pool! But they might dump too much trash into it. How long do the blooms last? I do not remember Pan, and he is an extra treat here. Next post - how and when did you get him?

Denise inVA said...

They are a really pretty flower that’s for sure. So tropical looking. I love little Pan.

Hootin' Anni said...

They're pretty! We had those & bottle brush in Tucson. If they grow in your area, I should look for them in our local nurseries!

You said "we are watching Iaasc also, never know what they will do." This what we're getting now is not even associated with Isaac...it's a massive tropical wave!!

Pam Jackson said...

What a beautiful backyard, I always wanted a pool but figured with raising kids the up keep would be too much....now with the fibro I know it would be. Never seen those flowers, so pretty. If I could I would plow up the back yard and plant it full of flowers if different kind, so thick I would not even have to pull weeds! That would be the dream yard, plus I would not have to cut it again!!! Both my brothers have wood working talents. It’s funny how adults so close in age can be so different cause even though we are talented we are all three very different!

Chatty Crone said...

Haha all i see is that big beautiful pool! I would love it.

a rich tapestry said...

That's a pretty flower and reminds me of the bottle brush plant. They both have good descriptive names. It's good to have flowers in bloom over the Summer. As one lot goes over you have something else, but it's nice to have self-seeded surprises too. Love your pool with plants and sheltering trees growing there. You can sit on one side and zoom in to snap your flowers.

DawnTreader said...

Cute photo with Pan and the Powder Puffs :)

photowannabe said...

We have a lot of Bottle Brush around where we live. I like the tiny powder puffs better but the Brush does invite the hummers.
We have bee thinking of you with Florence on the move. Hope the rain isn't too intense...I know you need some moisture.
Stay safe!!

Lois said...

It certainly is pretty! Reminds me a little of mimosa blooms.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Those flowers look so delicate.I love them.

The Gang at LLB said...

We see these when we visit Texas and love how the look like little red fireworks!!

Ida said...

What a beautiful bush. I love how the blooms fan out.

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Mevely317 said...

That Mother Nature's a prolific little lady, isn't she? I love how the wee one thirsts to rise and shine!
Mostly, I'm so impressed how beautifully y'all keep your pool!

Felicia said...

what a pretty little plant. I love the color.

Just Mags said...

What a pretty plant. Hugs