honey suckle

honey suckle



August has come.  Many summer flowers in the neighborhood catch and please the eyes of the passengers.

Canna is a representative plant of summer in Japan, and its vivid colors suite the summer with bright sunlight and clear blue sky.
Canna (カンナ)
Crinum asiaticum is a native plant in our area, and it prefers coast.  It's a kind of lily and the Japanese name is 'hama yuu' (it means cotton strips of the coast).
Crinum asiaticum (ハマユウ)
Hibiscus species are native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions, and many species are grown in our area.

 Hibiscus hamabo (ハマボウ) is native in our area, and there is a huge cluster along the river close to the sea in our neighborhood. 
Hibiscus mutabilis (フヨウ) is very popular and widely grown in Japanese gardens.  

Hibiscus syriacus (ムクゲ) is also very popular in Japan.  

Nerium oleander var. indicum is another popular garden trees in Japan.  It grows to 2 to 3 meters of width and hight, and is usually planted in a large area.  Red or white color is common.

Nerium oleander var. indicum (キョウチクトウ)

Salvia guaranitica is frequently found in the meadow in our neighborhood.  I like this blue color.  
Salvia guaranitica (メドウセージ)


  1. I'm not sure which is the more stunning - Hibiscus hamabo or Salvia guaranitica

  2. Dear Poirot
    Lovely bright and colourful flowers. I grow Hibiscus Syriacus Bluebird, Syriacus Hamabo and Syriacus Woodbridge in my garden - their flowers add an exotic look.
    best wishes

    1. It's amazing that you grow so many Hibiscus!

  3. Again, colourful and beautiful - I know you put lots of work into it all.


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