Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Mandevilla Splendens


Mandevilla Splendens, or Dipladenia Splendens is an evergreen vine from the Mandevilla Genus and is a native of Brazil. It climbs up to three metres by twining itself around things. 





Earlier in the summer we had guests buy us this beautiful Mandevilla Splendens as a thankyou gift. We have never grown it before but will certainly be doing so again as it thrived in the heat and drought we have had in Italy for the last three months. My choice of subject today fits all three of the memes below.

Blo-Ma Flower Macro
Our World Tuesday
Ruby Tuesday

39 comments:

  1. Ciao Linda :)
    We have a few plants in pink, dark pink, white and yellow. As you said they do cope well with the heat, they need water everyday though!
    Looking forward to take a peek into your new home soon then!
    ;-)

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  2. Gorgeous red! I am hoping to try one of those next year. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Beautiful flower!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  4. Wow so lovely flowers and a color.
    Nice pictures you show, it's funny with new blog friends.

    Good evening to you, Mary.

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  5. They grow beautifully in Southern Cal. I never tired of them.

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  6. I bought one for a friend about 6 years ago and it is still flourishing in her conservatory. I then returned to the garden centre to get one for myself, but they had all gone, and I have not come across one since. They are beautiful.

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  7. REally beautiful flowers. It brightens one day. From OWT.

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  8. Love the macros, so much of details.

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  9. it is fantastic, i love the color. it grows well here in Florida but is one we have never tried. now i might get bob to try one in a bucket.

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  10. Nice flower! Wouldn't survive outdoor where I live, but maybe inside on a window sill. :)

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  11. Very beautiful flowers. Looks like it is easy to take care of. - Margy

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  12. superb! vibrant colours, to keep summer near us :)

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  13. Interesting and lovely plant and beautiful flowers!
    And also your choice after empty nest as you said is interesting. I wish all the best to you and your husband!

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  14. What beautiful, colourful and stunning photos for us today Linda, and I simply love that header photo!!

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  15. Beautiful plant -- your friends chose the perfect gift.

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  16. Stunning shots and fabulous colours Linda , Amazing xx

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  17. My favourite is the one that seems to have backlight. :)

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  18. Quite an exotic flower - not like the ones in my garden at all.

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  19. The flower is a glorious colour. I can see why you'd want to grow it again next year.

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  20. I saw them in the garden shop and passed.

    DANGIT! Live and learn.
    NEXT spring it'll be a done deal.
    It's lovely.
    And I'm pretty sure they'd swallow up the hummingbirds alive! LOL

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  21. What a beautiful flower/vine - I'm sure that wouldn't grow in our strange climate.

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  22. Stunning colours - I would love to see that growing here right now!

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  23. So pretty! It does grow in my zone as well but I have never tried to grow it. Maybe I should...

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  24. Hi Linda, how thoughtful of your friends to give you something to enjoy all summer. The plant itself is beautiful with glossy green leaves along with the beautiful rich red flowers. Will it last through winter, or need to be replaced?

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  25. Beautiful blooms. Must be cheerful daily for you to have so many beautiful flowers in your garden.

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  26. Hi Miss LindyLou...This is one beautiful plant. Love the dainty bloom as well as the color. In Florida we had bougainvilleas in our yard but this is different. They come from the same place but are not the same. Hope you are well. It is fun hearing from you on the blog.genie

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  27. I love Mandevillas!! Such gorgeous plants... I used to have this one in my garden.

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  28. Lovely colour in your flower :-) Have a wonderful weekend.

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  29. I love the patio! Very nice...those flowers are quite lovely too! Thanks for stopping by.

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  30. Oooh, it's beautiful!!!! I bet it would grow here. I think its color is what is especially attractive to me--a deep rosy pink. Just lovely!

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  31. I love this flower ;o)
    What a great color ...

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  32. lovely flowers. could be perfect for indoor planting too. hope you could visit my Ruby Tuesday last week here: http://www.lovehomegrowgarden.info/2012/09/04/garden-flowers-torch-ginger-lily/

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