Friday, 24 August 2012

Delightful spring;

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin...
William Shakespeare

This is all about well loved and tried spring flowers like these charming frilly Petunias. 

My garden does not lend itself to grow annuals in garden beds, not to miss out on these lovely spring guests I plant  them in pots and troughs.

Othello: III, iii
O earth, I will befriend thee more with rain... 
W. Shakespeare

I grow these daisies since many years. From time to time I make new cuttings as they are so easily propagated. They will flower into summer.

You are a colourful butterfly;
 flying from flower to flower;
you are here and  everywhere;
what makes you so absolutely sure?
That I am not  the one over there..... Titania

So fresh, so white, harmonious...

Petunias darlings of spring;

A spring bouquet from Fabrizia;

Rust coloured flowers on the Casuarina tree.

Why, what is pomp, rule, reign, but earth and dust?

King Henry VI, part III: V, ii
W. Shakespea

Crassula type succulent, growing since many years in this basket, flowering luxuriously every spring.

In spring, when geraniums are at their best they give me this Mediterranean kick like a ripe juicy fig, or a fine golden olive oil;

The sweetly scented pensées, a memory of summers in Switzerland.

Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.”
-William Shakespeare

Fresh salad greens from the garden in spring;  

The pecan nut tree is still bare;

At this time of year we get lots of eggs from our black Australorp hens.

The Australorp is a chicken breed of Australian origin. It is  not a large bird, soft-feathered, with white toenails, black legs and beak, and a moderately large and upright single comb, with five distinct points.

They are very friendly, talkative hens, usually we keep between 8 to 10 hens.

Believe it or not:

You must listen to the whispers of the wind in the trees, these whispers are only for you!

Link  Poetic Takeaways; a trivial world of words;

Link Titania Everyday;


  1. I too love frilly Petunias and I have a couple of pots of them out in the courtyard every year. Your Daisies are so lovely, and those Pansies are gorgeous. Fabrizia's drawing is just wonderful. It deserves to be framed!

  2. Bernie, thank you for your kind comment. Spring is always so pleasant to plant some annuals. I always promise myself to plant something else but I usually end up with my old well known annuals. I actually forgot to post the dianthus which are part of my "pot culture" as well. (does pot culture sound a bit illegal..haha)

    1. Oh yeah, 'pot culture' does sound a little bit naughty, lol! I've never ever tried to grow Dianthus I have to admit. I always grow Petunias, Pansies, Violas, Snapdragons and Lobelia. They're my favourites, although I always seem to have trouble with Pansies. They always seem to get some sort of white mould all over the leaves. Happened again this year, but I'm persevering with them.

  3. I hope my poor tired garden will activate itself in Spring. I've been giving it a bit more attention now that we aren't travelling for a while. The native grevillea are blooming like crazy, could be a sign of a hot dry summer. My geraniums and daisies are brightening up too. I gave up on petunias this year as i lost so many last summer.

  4. Diane, I think the grevillias flourish in the dry season. It must be a wonderful show! Geraniums and daisies are some of my favourites too.

  5. Liebe Titania
    Schön der Frühling in Eurem Garten! Stiefmütterchen mag ich auch sehr gerne, im Frühling habe ich meistens ein Kistchen davon vor dem Küchenfenster. Im Garten bin ich am liebsten im Frühling, wenn alles wieder neu wächst.
    Nun bin ich wieder etwas tätig in meinem Blog und auch beim Kommentieren, sonst verschwinde ich ja ganz in der Versenkung-;).

    Während bei Euch der Frühling Einzug gehalten hat, ist bei uns langsam, langsam der Herbst an der Reihe, den ich auch ganz gerne habe.
    Nach Australien herzliche Grüsse

    1. Liebe Elfe, danke dir herzlich für's Bsüachli. Manchmal braucht man halt einen Abstand, nachher geht's wieder weiter. Im Moment ist es sehr trocken, ich warte jeden Tag auf einen guten "Sprutz" von Oben!Ja, der Herbst ist ein Gruss von der Natur in den Winter. ♥lichst T.

  6. Could you tell yours truly which of these you find more agreeable?
    Boejerlin or Corelli, Tebaldi, Sutherland or Callas or it depends?

    I did learn the little I know, (believe) while as a cashier in
    the Classical music department in the now gone Virgin Megastore in NY, Times Square. An unforgettable trip. Until then..

    PD What about that French trio: Satie, Ravel, Debussi...i never get tired of listening to their musi.

  7. antigonum cajan; I like some Baroque music, especially Vivaldi, there are so many with fine compositions. I am more familiar with Corelli but not so with Boejerlin.
    Sutherland is my favourite,a voice so silken, never heard anything like it. Also like very much the voice of Callas, gosh she was a Diva with a golden voice. Never sort of took to Tebaldi, really don't know why!
    Yes, enjoy very much Debussy and Ravel, wonderful, yes this is the interesting part, it gets always better once one knows where to the composer is leading.
    Also love Schubert, Beethoven, Mozart etc. all with their special music which lifts one out of everyday! Good of you to talk about music. It is a shame, that a shop like this closes its doors. I read once many years ago that the last classical music station in New York closed. What does this say about the culture of the population?