Today marks the last day of Becky’s ‘In the Pink’ Square in September photo challenge. It’s been delightful contributing and I’ve no doubt Becky has been kept on her toes, … Continue reading Last Chance Squares
This is another new ($2) addition to the pots I have attached to the fence and a perfect contender for my next entry in Becky’s ‘In the Pink’ Square in September … Continue reading Sweet Alyssum
I feel bad that I didn’t hit the publish button on this post yesterday, but these things happen at times. I will get another post up before the end of the … Continue reading Bromeliad
It was such a surprise to step outside this morning and find these little beauties.
Back on September 15, I shared a photo of Anthurium Lipsticks. Today it’s the same plant with drops of early morning dew.
I just felt the urge to start singing; “My boy lollipop. You make my heart go giddy up!” And why not?
My sister gave me this gorgeous Grevillea for my garden. Called Dorothy Gordon, it’s colour is listed a purple, but, as you can see, it does contain a lot of … Continue reading Grevillea
Back on September 5, I posted a photo of a Geranium from my archives. Today’s photo is (yes) another Geranium, but this photo was taken today and my next entry in … Continue reading Another Geranium
I’ve been out all day today, so this is another photo from my archives. These gorgeous Roses are not growing in my garden, but I took the photos all the … Continue reading Roses
This pretty pink thing was in a $2 tray of seedlings I picked up at my local nursery last week. I was looking for something colour to fill a hole … Continue reading Verbena
I was perusing my photos and found this adorable image of an impatien in the garden. This plant is my ‘Watcher on the Wall’ and, due to its gorgeous colour, this … Continue reading Impatiens
Today’s entry for Becky’s ‘In the Pink’ Square in September photo challenge is just a quick one. Meet Hypoestes phyllostachya – the Polka Dot Plant.
There’s no actual pink colour in today’s photo. But believe me when I say that (once again) I’m ‘tickled pink’ over something – my latest acquisition and my next entry in Becky’s ‘In … Continue reading NightSky® Petunia
There’s no botany lesson in Part 2 of my Begonia post, but there is a heartwarming story behind the origin of one of the Begonias I have in my garden.
More often than not, Begonias are grown for their highly decorative and spectacularly ornamental leaves, and for some, their flowers are secondary. I can’t look at this photo and agree with … Continue reading Begonia – Part 1
Not the sort of lipstick you want to use when requiring an application of colour, but lipsticks all the same. At least that’s what they look like to me.
Meet Dendrobium nobile, a beautiful gift from my friend Coral.
Elephant Ears, or Angel Wings, or Heart of Jesus. It doesn’t matter what you call them, Caladiums are spectacular ornamental plants that make a wonderful, colourful addition to any tropical … Continue reading Caladium
This is one of my favourite frangipanis and another photo out of my archives. I purchased this variety in November last year when Lisa and I visited Frangipani Heaven – aka, … Continue reading Yummy Watermelon
That’s right. This is an unknown succulent. At least it’s unknown to me. I have no idea what this plant is, but it’s pink. Well, at least the flower is … Continue reading An Unknown Succulent
This nasty little plant is a succulent climbing shrub that can grow to 1.8 metres (just short of 6 feet) with stems that are covered in spines up to 3 cm long (1.2 inches) … Continue reading (A) Crown of Thorns
With the exception of a couple of Crucifix Orchids that virtually grow themselves, I’ve never had much luck getting these exotic plants to bloom. That is, until now. Say hello … Continue reading A Surprise Orchid
This time last year I was working in Brisbane, staying with a friend through the week, and returning home on weekends. It was tough, but sometimes you have to do … Continue reading Reaching Perfection
Purple skirts a twirl. On pretty ballerinas, Dancing in the wind.