Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Angel's Trumpets



This is a photo I took last weekend at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. These are Angel's Trumpets (Brugmansia) small trees from the mountains of South America. These plants have trumpet-shaped flowers that are intensely fragrant, especially at night. Angel's trumpets are in the same plant family as familiar plants like the tomato, potato and petunia. Although some members of this family produce edible crops, many are poisonous, including these. (Information from the New York Botanical Garden). They have lovely greenhouses at the New York Botanical Garden filled with interesting plants.

12 comments:

Wanda said...

I did'nt know what they were called!! I saw these in the Relfection Gardens when I visited Jill in San Diego. Lovely..I like the shot you got of them.

Neva said...

You seem to get to a lot of wonderful places to take your pictures. Lovely photo.

lv2scpbk said...

At first I thought the photo was upside down. Nice shot of this flower.

Olivier said...

elles sont très belles ces trompettes des anges, on imagine bien un angelot venir derrière cette fleur est nous joué un solo de Jazz. J'adore le jardin botanique du Bronx, mais mon jardin préféré dans le Bronx (et je crois même à NYC) c'est le jardin de Wave Hill (un endroit magnifique et magique). Bonne journée

they are very beautiful these trumpets of the angels, one imagines a cherub well to come behind this flower is us played a solo of Jazz. I adore the botanical garden of Bronx, but my garden preferred in Bronx (and I believe even in NYC) it is the garden of Wave Hill (a splendid and magic place). Good day

meredic said...

I love visits to botanical gardens. There are a few in the UK that have huge glasshouses full of tropical interest. Your photo is inspiring me to get out myself.

Moi said...

beautiful...and that name's so apt for them......love all that green in this image, Lori. its very pleasing to the eye :)

The Cooking Ninja said...

So beautiful ... the flowers make me dream of fairies :)

John Roberts said...

These look like huge flowers! Isn't it great that you have a place to see tropical flowers and plants like this growing right in the middle of a large, northern city?

Gudl said...

Great flowers! Like I said before: You find EVERYTHING in New York City!!

Scarlet said...

Beautiful photo...love the colors!

Wicked Gardener said...

I love Angel's Trumpets. Beautiful pictures of the city.

Connie said...

I can pretend I am visiting NYC through your beautiful photographs. Thank you!