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A garden enthusiast who loves to travel and capture the beauty of places and freeze the memories of her travels in photographs, as well as document her experiences in verse...thankful for the simple pleasures in life.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Bauhinia Kockiana

If you're looking for a spectacular show of vermilion-yellow blooms in your garden, this climber you see here, the Red Trailing Bauhinia, or Kock's Bauhinia, is the plant for your garden. The sun-loving flowers bloom almost all year round if you are in the tropics.

This plant is don't have to feed it often, but just make sure they get enough water. Pruning is essential to encourage more of the showy scarlet blooms to make an appearance.

They grow very quickly and if you have an arbor, or a pergola, the vines will cover your structure in no time. And when the blooms grow crazy like a party gone wild, you'll be proud to say you have a Bauhinia Kockiana in your garden!

Scarlet profusion
Drenched in tropical shower
Quenched by ambrosia 

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  1. Alas, I'm not in the tropics. These photos are beautiful of a beautiful plant and flowers. I like the haiku, (that's what I came for), and got so much more. I will seek more information about this particular plant as I find it very interesting. A fine job.


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  3. Gorgeous! I wish I could grow Bauhinia here. There was a time when I would have tried, but the last two winters have changed my garden a great deal. The tropicals have disappeared! Haiku is perfect!

  4. What a beautiful shrub! Thanks for all the information, which makes the haiku a lovely bonus!

  5. Those are some wonderful photographs along with your beautiful haiku :)

  6. i feel as if i have looked into the heart of abundant beauty and will be filled a lifetime!

    ambrosia indeed, thank you.

  7. mind blowing images, love the Haiku too.

  8. Absolutely stunning photography and words. What a pleasure it must be to work in your garden and then sit back and enjoy it.

  9. The splendor of the blooms are astounding! I love your haiku, as well. Great post!

  10. Spectacular blooms. This is definitely going on my wish list.

  11. It's a beautiful flower which I've never seen before.

  12. This is a spectacular flowering vine.
    I like the rusty color of these showy flower. I've never seen this plant by us, I have to research.
    Your photos are fantastic.

  13. Beautiful flowers. Lovely color combinations.

  14. WOW!!! the physical presence, the bloom and structure alone blows one away... drenched and quenched... what a lovely state of garden mind... my first time visit... i think... glad to have stopped by... miss pie

  15. they look lovely, wish i could have some of those but I guess the only way should be like small potplants....

  16. The blooms are absolutely gorgeous, I would love to have this plant in my garden. But unfortunately I don't live in the tropics and it would probably not survive our winters.

  17. Greetings:

    Welcome sharing your poetry with us today.

    Poems that are old but need more attention, poems related to nature and life are welcome.

    Keep up the excellence.
    Hope to see you linked in and share.


  18. Hi Everyone,
    Thanks so much for visiting and leaving your much-appreciated comments.

    @ SquirrelQueen-You're right, this vine would probably refuse to bloom in the cold climate!

    @ Fotobloggen 2011- welcome to my blog...hope you'll find other plants here that might inspire you to plant them.

    @ miss pie - Welcome, yes this is your first visit and I'm thrilled to have you here.

    @ Rajesh, Maia, Spadoman, Lrong, Anna, Joyful and MKG - Glad you like this plant.

    @ Bernie - This would be a perfect addition to your garden.

    @ Jingle, Leo, Dawn Elliot, Fran aka Redondowriter, rebecca, Rosie, Snap - thanks for giving my haiku an inspection!

  19. Lovely, just lovely words and flowers.


  20. I have one bauhinia vine growing on my pergola. It should be flowering already, but it is not. Can anyone suggest what I should do to induce flowering?Bauhinia kockiana


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