Observances about nature and life
from just outside Victoria BC . . . and from sundry other locations
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The other day I took a walk in the gardens at Government House with my friend Heather. She had invited me specifically to see this astounding flower. Its Latin name is Abutilon, commonly known as the flowering maple. It's a shrub, not a tree, and it has the most stunningly beautiful flowers.
Isn't is lovely with its bell-like shape and the varied colours? You can see the maple-like leaves in the photo below.
These photos show two varieties. I can't decide which I like best. Which do you prefer?