Tuesday, October 17, 2006


It's all the fault of Picasa/Hello and Blogger .... they were all working beautifully so I just kept posting photos, scarcely able to believe my luck. The sun went behind a cloud so I grabbed the camera and rushed outside, but sure as I would find something to snap, the sun would come out again. So some of them are a little overexposed and I think there's a smudge on the lens, but hey ..... they posted first time. Yes, really .... THE FIRST TIME!!!

Californian Poppies, Centranthus, Osteospermum.

Before anyone asks - the green plastic is currently keeping the plants and soil off the water meter. Must find a more attractive and permanent barrier than this.

Primulas, Stocks, and Cal. Poppies.

Self-sown Sweet Peas.

Crab Apple (Malus) in centre and Variegated Abelia.

Californian Poppies and Primulas.

Cerastium (Snow in Summer)Posted by Picasa

Banksia Rose back on newly painted fence.

Cistus (Rock Rose) pale pink.

Jasmine - a little past its best but still with a heavenly perfume.


Osteospermum, pink Azalea and Purple Native Hibiscus.


Iris, Aquilegia (Columbines).Posted by Picasa


Val said...

Alice, just popped in to get in touch again. Suggestion for a barrier: a little bamboo fence would do the trick, Bunnings is sure to have something.

Motherkitty said...

Your garden is STUNNING!!!!! I just can't believe it. If only I had half your talent and 3/4 of your energy, I guess I would have a garden half as nice.

Lovely pictures. Thank you Blogger/Picasa.

jellyhead said...

Lookin' goooooood, Alice! How you keep that garden looking so fine in the middle of a drought is amazing. It all looks beautiful.

meggie said...

Just beautiful!!
Perhaps all your viewers combined thoughts 'willing' your site to work, helped!

MrsGreenThumb said...

I enjoyed your pictures, the garden looks great. My sister, Motherkitty, told me to come over and look at your site. It's fall here now so seeing your spring flowers is a joy. Thanks for the beautiful images.

Zoey said...

I just can't get over how big and beautiful your osteos are. They are perennial for you, aren't they?

I planted three in containers this year and not one of them did well. It was disappointing, but now I can just enjoy yours. I am going back now to look at them all again.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Alice...what wonderful pictures and I'm glad that you had such good luck posting your pictures. Also thank you for the photo tip. I have been waiting for the sun to pop out and now I know why my pictures are overexposed...I should have been waiting for the sun to pop behind a cloud instead.

Wendy WaterBirde said...

WOW! It's like fairyland!

PEA said...

Such stunning flowers!! Makes me miss mine now so I'll just have to keep coming to see yours:-) You must have thought it was your birthday and Christmas all rolled into one when you were able to post the pictures the first try!!! lol

Carol said...

Your borders are all looking so stunning Alice. Your garden is a real paradise right now!

Kerri said...

Well, slap me happy, as Horizon's sister says :)
Isn't that wonderful?!!! I had good luck yesterday too. Dare we hope it will continue?
Your gardens are such a credit to you and Richard Alice. So much variety! They're looking truly spectacular.
It really is amazing that you manage to keep them so beautiful with your terrible drought going on.
So nice to see all the plant names. My mum used to grow stocks....ah, the perfume! And I'm smelling those sweetpeas too :)
Thank you so much for this lovely garden tour Alice!

HORIZON said...

Wish l could think of another word instead of stunning. I know l keep saying it but wow- what a garden.. and the colours! Stunning.
Love the Californian Poppies- l like growing them each year- easy for me and they are so vibrant!
Take care Alice :)

starnitesky said...

Beautiful colours Alice, its wonderful to see your garden flourishing especially when we are heading for winter here. I love the Californian Poppies, I try to grow some each year.
Take Care

Linda A said...

I love the fence as a backdrop.. gorgeous pictures. My husgand and I talk a lot about how beautiful your flowers are. He wonders if the lack of rain and therefore humidity helps keep diseases down. I just think all your fingers are green!

Anonymous said...

As always your pictures are beautiful and I truly think if you could find a place to seel them that you could do so. I feel like I just took a lovely walk with you.

lori said...

These pictures are so very lovely.

Gwen said...

Hi Alice....Your garden looks beautiful,and the colours are amazing.
Will Visit again soon!!

roybe said...

Magnificent display of colour Alice. Richard and yourself have obviously done a lot of work. Your Jasmine makes ours look a bit skimpy, It must give an amazing fragrance in the evening.
Your garden must come close to being a candidate for the open garden scheme.

Meow said...

You have the most beautiful garden, Alice. And isn't it nice that Hello and Blogger are behaving at the moment (shhh, don't say it too loud !!!).
Have a wonderful weekend.
Take care, Meow

Shell said...

Absolutely glorious!

Carol said...

Wow! You've got flowers, and then some. Beautiful!

Peggy said...

I wish we were neighbors and I could drop by and ask for help with my flower gardens. Yours are always lovely and just perfectly planted in the right places.

Correy said...

Looking great

John - Melbourne said...

WOW a 'landscape' of colour, well done.

Sigrun said...

Wow Alice, I'm back from Holidays, look in my wet garden and then at your blog: Colours, spring, flowers! Very nice. The Jasmin is my favorite.