Squiggly Sexy Pink Heliconia Blooms
Location – Home garden, near Innisfail, Tropical Far North Queensland, Australia.
Handheld Pentax K-5 II s Lens DA* 50-135
1/130s @ f/2.8, ISO 160, FL.90mm
Raw File. Photo processed via CS2. Natural state.
21 Jan 2014
I started off with only a couple of tuberous rhizomes in fairly bland soil, very sunny east position, like 10+ years ago, and they have ‘ever so very slowly’ but steadily multiplied every year. This summer season I have the most ever (soil conditions have steadily improved over time with coverage and natural mulch/nature processes) with results of a lovely continual wall of pendular sexy pink blooms alongside my driveway. But now, it’s gotten to the point I am going to have to cut them back soon so they don’t scratch my vehicle going in and out.
To date, we’ve had a ‘dry and stable’ WET season and FNQ have had no cyclones to come flatten/knock our garden around … BUT … we still have Feb-April to go thru!!
– Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch