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Monday, February 11, 2013

February in my garden;


I don’t mind  how any day starts as long as I can be in the garden. Titania


...an early morning...



Murrayas  scenting the garden...


Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
- Ralph waldo Emerson



Costus barbatus;

Nature our erudite friend teaches us freely how to live but mankind dismisses it freely and makes its own mistakes. Titania



Canna; anything more beautiful?



Musaenda frondosa...


..a friendly neighbour hanging over the fence;



The earth is not ours it is on loan only. Titania



Pomegranates  are ripening and..



..make a Mango sorbet.



Possum was here;


Who can match
The sky
The wind
The rain
The sun
The stars
The moon
And  infinity? Titania




Adiantum aethiopicum

Maidenhair Fern

It looks fragile but is as tough as old boots!

Adiantum aethiopicum, also known as the common maidenhair fern, is a small fern of widespread distribution. Occurring in Africa, Australia, Norfolk Island and New Zealand. Known as the Common Maidenhair Fern in Australia.
Adiantum aethiopicum was one of the many species first described by Linnaeus, in this case in his Systema naturae in 1759. 

Adiantum aethiopicum grows in spreading clumps of fronds from 10 to 45 cm (4-18 in) in height. The rhizomes are wiry and branched. The fronds are horizontal and layered, or upright. They are divided into two or three and have many small wedge-shaped segments, each of which has sori along its margins underneath.
A common plant, often seen growing in moist areas. In Australia it is found near by creeks or in open forest, where it may form a large colony.

Adiantum aethiopicum is a popular and well known ornamental plant. Propagation is from plant division or by spores.  Ensure the Maidenhair is well watered, drying out will easily stress the plant. Despite being an under-storey plant, it must have good light if placed inside the house. Though try to avoid too much direct sunlight or draughts. Plants that have dried out and lost all foliage may not be dead. They may send out new growth up to 18 months later. Outdoors it tolerates a heavy clay soil.




5 finger Jack;

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
- Albert Einstein



Roses have appreciated the rain and are set to grow new flowers again;

That beautiful roses have thorns does not matter. We still like to pick them. Titania



..a necklace of bells,  gently, gently..



Small, blue papery petals, received from my daughter; Lilli received it from a friend, so plants are handed from friends to friends, that's gardening...

the garden has so many more fine and worthy plants to grow and show. This post  is just a tiny "look at me" from the garden in February.


Believe it or not:


Only when the last river has been polluted, and the last tree been cut down, and the last fish been caught, will we realise we cannot eat money.

- cree native saying



©Photos/text Ts