Sunday, 29 August 2010

Viva Pink;

I do not know the name of this Daisy. I grew it through winter from a cutting which I received from my daughter, which she received from a friend. I love to grow daisies their simplicity intrigues me. (Please do click all the pictures to see the lovely details of the flowers.)

This Cocktail Rose has grown from the root system of a Tea Rose.
The Tea Rose has still got fresh growth but not yet any buds. Perhaps this little stranger is stronger and will take over. I do not mind, as it is such a pretty thing they used for the rootstock. It is scented as well.

All my "Dream Time" azaleas are flowering abundantly, the bushes are covered in these huge silvery pink flowers.

The large flowers of the Cymbidium Orchid have a long flowering season but have now finished.

Camellias are still producing flowers .They had a very good season too.

Some of the Tillandsias, this is T.cyanea are flowering now. Tillandsias have very showy flowers.

Anthurium flowers on and on. They make beautiful cut-flowers.

I like these old fashioned plants which have become the favourites of landscapers.
Nothing beats a Bougainvillea in full bloom covering a Verandah.

Believe it or not:
One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. ~W.E. Johns, The Passing Show

All photos from my garden TS.

Monday, 23 August 2010


and welcome to my new blog Lavender and Vanilla;

A new sunrise...

I wish you Happy Days!