Cassia fistula, golden blooms, behind looming a grey sky. It brought 70 mm of rain.
The garden smiles again.
In the front pink Lagerstroemia, some of them are pollarded to keep them at a smaller size.
In the wild garden/bush garden, Lichen are enchanting.
A few tough pot plants. Front Salvia discolour, its flowers are dark purple/black.
Have a rest here while waiting for the next....
Some gardens leave an impression for ever.
One of them my mother’s garden. She had two gardens, one a vegetable garden, I still can see her digging potatoes for our dinner, a green, striped apron over her lovely, white summer frock. Her favourite, a flower garden surrounded by a wooden picket fence faded to silver grey. In one corner, growing a rose bush with small, wonderfully scented white roses. She grew dark red peonies, purple, pink and dark red asters, white lilies and Zinnias in bright Summer colours. An endless blue sky, a hoe and rake leaning on the fence, white socks taken off, small toes feeling the soil, the warmth, the fragrance of a hot summer’s day…never forgotten. Ts
All pictures taken 03/01/2017 Ts
Anita, Fuchsia growing in a hanging pot. Does pretty well despite heat and humidity. I have others which are not so successful here.
This Melon coloured Daylily is nearly a relique, been here for ever. Tall scapes, floriferous, never shows any rust, a very beautiful and tough baby. This is the second flush.
Gardeners are in general a happy lot. In a relationship with nature’s bounty, sun, wind and rain. One might hear the odd grumble, why does it not rain, oh this wind, I wish it would stop, it is so hot a bit of shade would be a blessing, it is to cold for this time of year etc etc… But all in all they are trying to keep the planet habitable in a world choking on plastics and unessential consumerism.
Beautiful Kahili Ginger flowering now, perfumed and exotic.
One must not let it uncontrolled grow.
Alcantarea,is a group of extremely large Bromeliads,some reaching sizes of 1.5m across with flower spikes 2.5m high. In their natural habitat they are often found perched on the beautiful high rocky cliffs of Brazil.
Photos Ts 09/01/2017
Soursop is the fruit of Annona muricata, an evergreen tree. it is native to tropical regions of the Americas and is widely propagated. It is in the same genus, Annona, as cherimoya and is in the Annonaceae family.
Adapted to areas of high humidity and relatively warm winters; temperatures below 5 °C will cause damage to leaves and small branches, and temperatures below 3 °C can be fatal. The fruit becomes dry and inedible.
The flavour of the fruit is flavoursome like strawberry and pineapple, with sour citrus flavour notes, underlying a creamy flavour reminiscent of coconut and banana. It is a really exotic fruit taste.
Morning light on the beautifully flowering Cassia fistula.
©All photos Ts #mygarden 10/01/2017
Summer, hot, humid and sometimes bone dry.
Hibiscus schizopetalum, hanging like lanterns on a tall shrub.
Over summer the herb garden becomes a jungle until mellow autumn arrives when the plants can be pruned to look tidy and neat again.
Clarence River Baeckia has moved with me from the Clarence to the Gold Coast. It always reminds me of the beautiful Northern Rivers area I have left behind.
Sights and scents of nature transport you back to an exact moment of a memory. Ts
Photos #mygarden 15/01/2017
do not go away...I will be back..