Monday, 11 February 2013

February in my garden;

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


  1. What can i say more, Titania?!

    Splendid photos!|
    Extraordinary flowers!
    Very, very nice garden!

    But ... February is my month also! ...

    "We cannot eat money!"
    "We cannot eat money!"
    "We cannot eat money!"

    Regards from António, Portugal ...
    moderate wind ...
    moderate temperature ...

    1. Hola Antonio, nice to see you visiting. Thank you for your kind comment.

  2. A lovely post. Great photos of a beautiful garden peppered with wise quotes and snippets of wisdom from you.

  3. Hi Diane, Thank you for stopping by. Your nice comments are always appreciated.

  4. Beautiful blooms, Titania. Haven't the murrayas been fabulous after all the rain?

  5. Marisa, Yes, they are so beautiful and their scent flows through the garden.

  6. Wunderschöne Eindrücke von deinem Zaubergarten liebe Titania. Und die passenden Zitate dazu, danke fürs Zeigen.

    Die Farbenpracht ist eine Labsal für Augen, die sich im Moment mit weiss oder grau begnügen müssen. Die Zitate von Einstein und Emerson gefallen mir speziell gut.
    Liebe Grüsse aus dem verschneiten Zürich

  7. Elfe, danke dir herzlich für deine so netten Worte.

  8. Deine Photos sind wunderschön, so bunt und üppig scheint es jetzt in deinem Garten zu blühen. Und du bist unter die Poeten gegangen!! Wie treffend deine Zitate! Ich musste schmunzeln als ich den Vergleich las, wie tough das Fünfingerfarn sei. Hier gibt es diese hübsche, filigrane Pflanze leider nur als Zimmerpflanze und auch da ist sie nicht ganz leicht zu halten. Auf jeden Fall sind bereits drei von ihnen bei mir im Jenseits gelandet. Du hast Recht, Pflanzen die von einer Hand in die andere gegeben werden, sind besondere Pflanzen. Sie nehmen ja auch "etwas" vom ursprünglichen Garten mit und erinnern uns an die Person, von der wir sie geschenkt bekamen. Ein Garten mit vielen geschenkten Pflanzen erzählt auch viele Geschichten....
    Hier taut der viele Schnee im Moment, aber es kommen noch weitere kalte Tage. Nächste Woche werden bei uns die grossen Bäume gefällt...leider....aber so kann wieder Neues entstehen.
    Dir wünsche ich von Herzen e gueti Zyt und sende viele liebe Grüsse,

  9. Liebe Barbara, immer freue ich mich wenn ich deine Zeilen lesen darf. Ja, es ist immer schade um grosse Bäume, aber manchmal hat man keine Wahl. Wir mussten auch einen riesigen Tipuano Tipo fällen, leider, er hatte zwei Stämme und wurde zu schwach für die riesige Kroiu dir der Frühling einziehen trotz der kalten Tage. Dein Garten wartet sicher auf die ersten warmen Sonnentage, alles hat seine Zeit. Hoffe es geht alles gut und liebe Grüsse. T.

  10. If all these plants are in your garden it must be magnificent -would be wonderful to see. Thanks for sharing.

  11. To be made in the image of God means that we have been given the ability to create; something that so few people realise. Discovering the beauty of His creation is His daily reminder that He loves us. Nothing restores the soul like a walk through a beautiful garden