Monday, September 01, 2008

"The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring, tra, la ..."

.... are few and far between
and not very interesting on this,
the First Day of Spring.

Osteospermum (African Daisies)


Alyssum and violets

Perennial Wallflower

From a distance the tassels on this Garryia eliptica appear rather non-descript,

but up-close they are really pretty - like a long necklace of delicate mauve and silver 'beads'.

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Kali said...

Happy Spring to you Alice! Your garden is looking so pretty, I can only imagine how lovely it will soon be.
The tassels on the Garryia eliptica are stunning :)
xo Kali

Lythrum said...

I love that picture of the Garryia eliptica, it is really unique looking. Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing. :)

Anonymous said...

I too adore the Garryia Eliptica... such gorgeous draping. I can imagine the blooms flowing over building tops in the north of Italy. Just beautiful.

Kerri said...

I'm so glad to see you posting pictures of your spring garden! Of course, that means it's almost fall here, which makes me sad because winter follows so soon afterward. Nevertheless, I'll have your beautiful blooms to enjoy while our are gardens are taking their long winter's nap.
The Garryia eliptica is lovely with its long, delicate necklaces.
Happy spring Alice!

Brenda Jean Hyde said...

Beautiful! I especially love the "tassels", those are lovely.

Pat said...

What lovely pictures!!
Plus I get to see Australia !!
Wow, this is fun!!
Come by and vist New Jersey,


Susan Tidwell said...

The first day of Spring already, lucky you, and your garden is already overflowing with color! Have a great day!