Saturday, 16 January 2016

Yellow glistens in variation;

highlight the garden through the year;
Yellow colours glisten, dark and light,  some with a hint of orange, others with a slick of silver,   streaked with ivory.  All perfect in their chosen nuances…soft or strong, light or loud ,bright or shy; yellow is the colour to make the garden shine any days.

Euryops pectinatus; a pretty combination  a bright yellow daisy flower set of by soft, grey foliage.


She wore her yellow sun-bonnet,
She wore her greenest gown;
She turned to the south wind
And curtsied up and down.
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
"Winter is dead.” 
 A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young

Daylily; been in my garden for ever.

Versatile small Dahlia, freely flowering and reseeding every year. Here a seedling has tiny hints of pink in its yellow petals, from a hybridization with a pink Dahlia.

Lycoris grows from a bulb after the foliage has died. Its bright yellow flowers are spectacular.

Golden Penda in the bush-garden; the yellow flowers have a hint of green. It is a fantastic show when in full flower, buzzing with bees and other insects.

Orchids are welcome surprises, here a pretty Laelia.

Yellow Lantana in the B&B garden, they have also a lovely frgrance, are drought resistant and not seeding.

Miniature Zinnia linaria, a welcome seeder in my herbgarden;

Love the ivory petals with its buttery heart of Elina; reproduced from a cutting from MLs garden.

Miniature Daylily Cosmic Hummingbird, holds its own with two lovely, strong colours complementing each other

Golden Cassia flowers a must in the garden; drought resistant, prune after flowering to prevent seedlings.

Daylily Bold Encounter, pretty and soft;

Found a surprise, pristine yellow gladioli;

Neat flowers of the Fishtail Palm;

Daylily; Something wonderful; ivory yellow  with a pinkish glow.

A favourite shrub; the perfect yellow colour; Tecomaria capensis aurea;

Salvia madrensis;

Lorieet feeding on  gum flowers.

Believe it or not:
Yellow flowers are the metamorphosis of  many suns.

©Photos/Text mygarden Ts Lavender&Vanilla


  1. A mellow yellow summery garden.

  2. Der Winter ist tot! Es lebe das gelbe Sonnenparadies-:) einfach wundervoll all die schönen Blumen!
    Liebe Grüsse