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

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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.

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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.

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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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