Friday, September 16, 2016

H is for Hamelia

Hello, everyone.

I was looking out the window at the visiting hummer and realized that he, or she, comes around that particular bush multiple times a day. Or at least some hummer comes.

This is one of our hamelia bushes. There are actually two color varieties growing in our yard. This is the red one. There is also a "yellow" flowered one--think of an orangish shade of yellow for that. The bushes seed out around the yard for us, thanks I think to birds eating the berries.

Hamelia is tender to freezes, but if we have a winter with no freeze it will continue to grow. This one is around 8 feet tall.