Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Summer Garden;

Darling; nature is poetry in plants and flowers...talking to my grand daughter...

Coleus, Solenostemon; with its alluring colours and patterns for many a favourite plant to grow in the warm climate garden.

Exquisite Lichen adorning the tree trunk; Foliose lichen Parmeliopsis ambigua

Heliconia rostrata;  the pride of any garden;

All the names I know from nurse:
Gardener's garters, Shepherd's purse,
Bachelor's buttons, Lady's smock,
And the Lady Hollyhock.


The sun traces a mosaic pattern in the pool;

Easy to grow, gorgeous, friendly Gazanias, love the sun;

Salvias are a must have in the sub tropical garden.

Sunset; clouds are part of the summer sky;

Allamanda loves to use nearby trees and bushes to climb up to show of its dazzling yellow bells.

Varigated Bromeliads, easy to grow and add structure and interest to the garden.

Fairy places, fairy things,
Fairy woods where the wild bee wings,
Tiny trees for tiny dames--
These must all be fairy names!
RL Stevenson

Mussaenda flava; vigorous and decidious;

Summer is also the time for juicy Mangoes

Tiny woods below whose boughs
Shady fairies weave a house;
Tiny tree-tops, rose or thyme,
Where the braver fairies climb!
RL Stevenson

Different leaf sizes, patterns colours; glorious;

The native Callistemon, or just simply called bottlebrushes are always delightful and a good source of nectar for the native birds.

Time for a little rest and perhaps a cool drink, it is hot!

The last  but not the least is the graceful cassia fistula, in full flower now.

Fair are grown-up people's trees,
But the fairest woods are these;
Where, if I were not so tall,
I should live for good and all.

RL Stevenson

Believe it or not:

Po Ata Rau; Now is the Now;

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Deco...outside and in....

Home is where the Heart is

When you arrive ring the bell

The magic Petunias

Free garden deco

I am a rabbit

The sunny Gazanias

We flower for free

A place for two, three or four

A bouquet from the garden

Your guess is right,  my name is Petunia

"Thyme" for cooking

A decorative addition for a moment

A pleasure to grow

Flowers at the window

Succulent splendour

Believe it or not:

Festina lente...meaning hurry slowly

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