Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.
Through winter into spring flowers this gorgeous AzaleaXRhododendron. It can grow into a very big shrub covered in these silvery pink flowers. Easily propagated from cuttings after Christmas.
Narcissus Early Cheer;
A bunch of flowers ,Cuban Royal Palm;
Aloes are a great winter treat. I especially like these red bells tipped with grey-blue.
This Aloe was a gift form my neighbour. It is a prolific grower, its flowers form a crown with a profusion of orange bells with slightly darker tips.
Peaches and Nectarines are flowering now;
Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind
Blow, blow, thou winter wind
Thou art not so unkind
As man's ingratitude;
Thy tooth is not so keen,
Because thou art not seen,
Although thy breath be rude.
Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
Most freindship if feigning, most loving mere folly:
Then heigh-ho, the holly!
This life is most jolly.
Kalanchoe blossfeldiana; sunny yellow in winter;
Strawberry plants are filling out and beginning to make flowers.
We cannot command nature except by obeying her.
Fennel is a fine vegetable and grows very well through winter.
Lettuce a staple through winter;
Not to forget the Kurume Azaleas and Camellias who paint the garden pink in winter.
Flowering Grevillias providing nectar and pollen for birds, insects and mammals.
Spot the little Australian miner bird enjoying a sip of nectar from the flowers.
Believe it or not:
...everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence.
© Text/Photos Titania