Darling Billy passed away 3.September 2016, always remembered.
Native cats whiskers, I love this folksy name.
Essentials from the kitchen garden, for their beauty and wellness agents.
Some wicked. fantastic, native bees building their hives.
Trees, plant trees!
Chickens, Kitchen and Garden" work well together. I could not imagine living without these essentials for a healthy and happy life.
A herb garden is a must it might be just a few pots to tend every day.
...and sometimes you might be inspired by something growing in the kitchen garden.
Fresh from the garden..you are what you eat.
Citrus fruit are slowly changing colour.
It was a big one, nearly one kg. Rollinia a big tree with an abundance of fruit.
A bouquet of roses from the garden.
Awesome flowers of a native paperbark, food for many birds and insects from ants to bees.
At this time of year the kitchen garden is prolific.
Red is a prominent colour in winter. Gerbera.
Slavia Adenophora flowers through winter into late spring.
Geraniums like the cooler seasons.
Tomatoes are can be harvested nearly throughout the year.
Winter is blooming colourful.
Dendrobium Orchids, as beautiful they look, as easy they are to grow on trees.
Nothing can replace the wonderful geraniums.
Light and shade on a Alexandra Palm tree trunk decorated with Lichen "doilies".
my favourite month of the year.
The first Hippeastrums.
Dendrobium Orchids, as tough as old boots.
... and more of the flamboyant Hippeastrums, grown from seed over 30 years.
Not to forget the beautiful Jacaranda flowering through October and November.
Showing of a few of the lovely spider dsylilies, surley becoming my favourites.
December 10. 3:39 PM
Scenting the garden;
Lovely Duranta 'Geisha Lady' flowers have a vanilla scent.
Beautifully scented Lantana white and purple flower together.
As we had some rain the lovely rain lilies Pink Zephyrantes make a lovely show along the driveway.
Boxing day, 26/12/2016
Lovely rain refreshed the garden.
Bobby, born 20/07/2016
She helps in the garden, digging holes. She has a sweet nature and is a clever girl.
A few pictures from the butterfly garden from last year at the same time 30/12/2015
This year was so dry most of the time all these have not flowered at all this year.
Pentas are generally tough, but this year there is not much of a show.
The beautiful cone flower/Echinacea has neither made an appearance.
Kangaroo Paw is still green but also no flowers.
The last Photo from this year, Lagerstoemia speciosa/ Pride of India, flowering now.
All Photos from my garden Ts
Do not follow a ready made path, do make your own trail, your own steps into the unknown 2017. Ts
Happy New Year to all.