Friday, 7 August 2015

Bougainvillea varigated orange;

Planted in my orange corner.  I love the brilliant orange of this Bougainvillea teaming well with an orange Ixora, daylily and  crucifix orchid. Complementing a small orange setting and a few orange hued, simple decorations. This corner was rather drab now it is glowing.

Every garden achieves its own song of flowers, sun, wind and rain add the chorus. Fallen leaves and petals tell their own poetry in a language of faded colours,  soft rustles and whispers. Ts

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Friday, 31 July 2015

Camellia; Pink Gold;

One of the later flowering Camellia; the flowers are very big with a bold golden center.
I think it looks cute and a wee surprised with its crumpled looks, Its petals not perfectly formed like it got up late, a little disheveled, did not iron out its petals properly!  While its sisters look very haughty and perfect.

One should not banish imperfection; it is a way of life. If, we would  say beautiful imperfection the whole aspect of imperfection would change. Blemishes would become imperfectly beautiful.
Imperfection can be aesthetic, sometimes more so than perfection. Ts

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Saturday, 25 July 2015

Pink Abutilon; Malvaceae;

Change in all things is sweet. Aristotle

Change is sweet, a garden with its  seasons is the perfect backdrop for change. It changes with the wind, with the sun and with the rain and in the cold climate even with the snow. It changes with a handful of scattered seeds. It changes with the footprints of the gardener; Ts

The Gentle Gardener

I'd like to leave but daffodils to mark my little way,
To leave but tulips red and white behind me as I stray;
I'd like to pass away from earth and feel I'd left behind
But roses and forget-me-nots for all who come to find.

I'd like to sow the barren spots with all the flowers of earth,
To leave a path where those who come should find but gentle mirth;
And when at last I'm called upon to join the heavenly throng
I'd like to feel along my way I'd left no sign of wrong.

And yet the cares are many and the hours of toil are few;
There is not time enough on earth for all I'd like to do;
But, having lived and having toiled, I'd like the world to find
Some little touch of beauty that my soul had left behind.” 
edward guest

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Friday, 17 July 2015

Geranium; Lady of Spain;

There be many kindes of Cranes-bil, whereof two were known to Dioscorides, one with the knobbly root, the other
with the Mallow leafe. (John Gerard, The Herbal or General History of Plants, 1633)  

I like to think that people have cared and thought about plants; enjoyed them many centuries ago, looked upon a plant with interest and joy, just as I do today.

The best pictures do not recognize the best of the plant, The pleasure when one touches the silky petals, softly as they bruise easily,  Watching a little ant or an other insect make its way inside a petal to make a more thorough inspection. The colours subtly change with the light and time.  I like the tight little buds slowly opening and revealing  its secret tints and fine feathered markings, intrinsically  inscribed since the beginning of time. Ts

©Photo mygarden/Text Ts Book of Flowers.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Winter pretties; azalea;

Azalea; Little girl;

I am always surprised how urban people are, far removed from planting anything. Some look at plants like they were aliens.  
I enjoy it very much when most of my vegetables I cook are grown in my kitchen garden.  Winter is  a happy time to fill a basket with juicy and sweet Oranges, Mandarins and other citrus fruit in the orchard, 

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Thursday, 25 June 2015

Succulent; Echeveria Wave

Flowers Echeveria Wave; 

A garden needs a few simple helpers to flourish, sunshine,  raindrops, puffs of wind and if we want lets scatter a few seeds here and  plant some cuttings there; like magic from there a garden grows and grows on you as well, it could not be simpler to be part of nature. Ts

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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Poinsettia; show offs in June;

Every climate, every season has a change of flowers, this is so great  and generous about nature. Ts

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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Geranium; always popular;

Summer days in the country are butterflies and bees, the rich, green  smell of nature expanding its wings;  wanting to dance to the tune of sun and rain. Ts

Summer days in the city, the hot breath of  asphalt,  the sound of tired feet and fast wheels, empty water bottles and discarded fast food wrappers defeated in the gutter. The city retreats into itself shivering from over exposure to sun light.Ts

©Photo my garden Text Ts Book of Flowers

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Wonderful Bottlebrushes;

Melaleuca quinquenervia, commonly known as broad-leaved paperbark, a medium-sized tree of the allspice family, Myrtaceae. 

No one can thrive without a garden. It means patience in growing and nurturing, admiration and bliss, freedom from  daily complications. Sadly, many never find the meaning of life, they tumble along life in search of paradise.

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Monday, 18 May 2015

Salvia; Mystic Spires;

Planted in a big clay pot...has flowered abundantly all summer long; needed quite a bit of water, a small pruning of spend flowers in between. Now it is pruned back and waiting for next spring, Surviving I hope. Cuttings did not take, it might be some sort of hybrid. I might try again some cuttings. In full bloom it was very beautiful.

I think flowers are the gladdest ever, One look  and they make you smile.

©Photo mygarden/Text Ts

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Camellia sasanqua, Yuletide;

Late autumn arrives, charmingly camellia sasanqua show off their delightful flowers. “Yuletide” silky petals surround a big golden heart.  Each on their own a beauty to behold.

©Photo mygarden/Text Ts Book of Flowers

Friday, 15 May 2015

The ever popular Petunia

Every flower seen in the past,  tomorrow  its new like never before.

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Thursday, 14 May 2015

Bog Salvia; S.uliginosa;

Blue flowers are the beloved of the heavens.

Blue banded bees, Amegilla cingulate,  love blue Salvias.

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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Salvia, Red Lips;

Kiss me quick;

I have never met a person who hates flowers. 

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Cherish a Rose;

If you are sad, weep and watch the flowers. If you are happy, weep and watch the flowers. It will comfort you, sadness will be transformed into gladness that you still see the flowers.

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Sweet Lysimachia;

  R.W. Emerson said;"Earth laughs in flowers."  Sweet, golden Lysimachia  truly has a twinkle in its eyes as it moves slowly over rocks and plants in its way.

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Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Shasta Daisy;

Daisy, attractive with its golden eye, wisdom and fairness in its habit, tall and thrilling in its white tutu,  attracting  the flutterbys.

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Christmas Lily; Lilium;

Summer carries a lightness infused with scents of sunshine and storms, clouds and  lots of light, so much light we only see in summer. Ts

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I don’t know what attracts me so much to this radiant pink gem,  is it  its golden yellow heart that winks and beckons when I visit the garden? Or is it the smooth petals arranged in a perfect circle, turning this and that way in a rush of pink silk.  Her greeting is intense and vies for attention and this must be enough for adoration. Ts

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