This week's challenge was red and green in the same photo. I have noticed all the Mexican bird of paradise plants in bloom right now and this one is right across the street from my house! Notice the red and yellow blossoms and the beautiful green foliage! I bought one of these early this summer, but it gets too much shade and mine isn't blooming. These LOVE full sun and lots of heat, so they are perfect desert plants! Sunday Stills Challenge for October 3, 2010.