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A Special Jonquil

30 Aug
A Special Jonquil

A Special Jonquil

One of the glories of Springtime must surely be the wonderful flowers that it brings. Here is a photo of a beautiful modern variety of Jonquil,  taken in my garden.

Enjoy!

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It’s Wistaria Time

22 Sep

Here in Sydney, the Wistaria is out. Many of the older homes have displays of this adventurous climber, and now and then one sees it growing on a support in the garden of a modern home.

It’s such a pretty flower, but it really comes into its own as a perfumed plant. Unmistakeable!

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Wistaria

Wistaria

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More Springtime Blossoms…

27 Oct

 

Springtime Blossoms

Springtime Blossoms

I cannot allow Springtime to pass without showing readers these lovely blossoms.

They grow quite near our home.

Many years ago, our neighbours planted a pair of these beautiful trees on the nature strip.

They explained that they wanted to ‘leave something behind’: a legacy of their time.

Just a few years later, these people moved on, but just as they had predicted, these living reminders grew and flourished.

So right now, all those who pass by can pause and admire their delicate colours and form.

Please enjoy this little glimpse.

 

A Celebration of Spring

23 Sep

A celebration of Spring…..well, perhaps that’s going to far, though here in Australia, among the exotics both Azaleas and Prunus rate highly.

This is a small section of our front garden. Further along, one finds more Azaleas –mostly the old-fashioned varieties. Waiting for their day in the sun, the Frangipanis are yet to sprout, though the hardy Geraniums and pelargoniums are in full bloom, now.

Where would we be without flowers?

Springtime flowers

Springtime flowers

In a place that I don’t wish to contemplate…..

It’s Springtime: It’s Wistaria Time!

13 Sep

Here in Sydney, Australia, we are in the midst of Springtime glories.

Judging by perfume, colour and form, one of its top contenders in the stakes of delight must surely be Wistaria.

Though its glory  is as short-lived as it is spectacular, its presence is surely one of nature’s special treats.

Not so popular in modern gardens due to its very vigorous growth, it’s still to be found in abundance in some of the older yards, and sometimes it’s seen twining along a front fences: even trained as a standard on a trunk-like support.

The illustrated display is growing in our back garden.

Wistaria

Wistaria

Enjoy!

 

Sweet Magnolias!

14 Aug
A Delicate Colour

A Delicate Colour

A richly coloured Magnolia

A richly coloured Magnolia

Here in Sydney, Australia, Spring is fast approaching, and with it all the beautiful blooms associated with it.

One of my favourites is the magnolia.

Although sadly we don’t have any in our garden, many of our neighbours’ yards are adorned by these spectacular trees.

Superb in colour and form, they must surely rank as one of nature’s triumphs in horticulture.

Enjoy  these photos I have snapped over the past few days!

A cluster of sweet Magnolias

A cluster of sweet Magnolias