Wednesday, 30 November 2011

The garden through the year; 2011


"Anyone can have dirt. Gardener's have soil."


"And then my heart with pleasure fills

And dances with daffodils."...William Wordsworth



"You may go down to the garden."...(Peter Rabbit's mother) Beatrix Potter



"Everything is good in its season."...Italian


"The only two herbicides we recommend are cultivation and mulching."...Organic Gardening Magazine


"Who loves a garden still
his Eden keeps,
Perennial pleasures plants,
and wholesome harvest reaps."...Amos Bronson Alcott 1868


"If man cheats the earth, the earth will cheat man."...Chinese


"Roses are red,
Violets are blue;
But they don't get around
Like the dandelions do."...Slim Acres


"We all share the same backyard."


Thursday 1.December 2011  6:57 AM

Believe it or not;
"As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves."...Mahatma Gandhi


  1. Hello Titania, you have marvellous plants! I thought those trumpet flowers are the most gorgeous. And that plant with white bracts is awesome (I love this one the most!)!! And the two leaves growing out from the tree trunk is intriguing. Nice fern also. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  2. Nice garden review ; ) April is a real stunner!

    How odd to see your Euphorbia leucocephala flowering in June. Here it makes a lovely Christmas display as it flowers alongside the poinsettias.

  3. Dear Stephanie; thank you for your visit. The two leaves growing fro the trunk are the leaves of a baby elkhorn fern which has germinated there, a seed has been caught in the rough bark.♥ T.

  4. Dear Julie, thank you for your comment and visit; always appreciated. ♥T.

  5. Good to see you here again. Your garden looks as good as ever over the year. I love the second last one which looks like a rainforest. I'm glad its raining today as my garden was drying up.

  6. What a beautiful year full of garden memories. Love the photo of the heron(?) and your brugmansia puts mine to shame.

  7. What a luxuriant tropical feel your garden has! The smalll purple flowering tree is gorgeous. (Is that a Princess Flower (Tibouchina))? I love your Euphorbia. The flowers are reminiscent of our native Euphorbia but ours is a small plant.

  8. Hi Diane; thank you for your visit. Yes, glad about the rain too! All the best for you and Bill.♥T.

  9. Hi Marisa; good to hear from you; Hope you got some rain as well! Brugmansia is like a "weed" yours will catch up soon. ♥T.

  10. Hello sweetbay; yes, it is a Tibouchina but I do not remember its name. This Euphorbia is called "Snowflake"; the nearest we come to snow! ♥T.

  11. It is always a fun trip to observe the installation within its boundaries, yours is magnificent...Until then.

  12. Hello, Trudi. Wonderful glimpses of the year and quotes about what really matters. Hope all is well with you... perhaps like most of us, extremely busy.

  13. Thank you antigonum cajan, good to hear from you. ♥T

  14. Diana; thank you for your visit; always appreciated. Yes you are right, we all are busy bees! ♥T

  15. Hello Titania! I enjoyed the views of your garden through the year. Each month has its own beauty!

  16. What a beautiful post, Titania! All the images of your garden through the year are so enjoyable!
    Happy Tuesday!

  17. Lotusleaf; thank you very much for your visit.

  18. Pietro, thank you very much.

  19. what a a wonderful garden year! every month something new, something spectacular, lush and colourful. i hope 2012 will be as splendid or even better.

  20. Dear Pia; thank you very much; all my best wishes for you, my lovely friend.

  21. I've finally caught up with your last post. It was fabulous seeing little vignettes of your garden throughout the year. I especially loved the Tibouchina in full bloom. I've always wanted on of those. Your Wisteria is stunning too.

    You'll be glad to know that most of the Salvia cuttings you sent have taken off beautifully. They're still in pots right now as I'm going to wait until after the wet season to plant them out in my garden.

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.

  22. Bernie; thank you so much for your good wishes. I am glad that most of the cuttings are growing; thanks to your green fingers! Have a lovely Christmas with your family and a very happy New Year. T♥