Saturday, October 17, 2009

Yesterday's Garden

Yesterday was the sunniest day we've had for a while, so I managed a couple of photos while the sun was out and there was a lull in the wind. Ever notice that just when you want to photograph a plant, the wind begins to blow and the plant waves about madly?
Now, if only I could find a space for all the plants we bought in the last week or so!!!


11 comments:

Calidore said...

Your garden is looking stunning Alice. Well done both of you.

Bernie said...

You must spend many hours creating this beautiful garden, and I for one think it is worth it...I'm sounding selfish as I get to enjoy the fruits of your labor...Have a great weekend......:-) Hugs

racheld said...

A walk in your garden is probably better than any holiday anywhere else. Just Beautiful.

rachel

Jane or Ozjane said...

Those gazinias (hope that is right name) middle photo...used to be prolific in the middle bed in the back but I gave them...some of them ...to my neighbour....she still has them. I have not a one.
Maybe I need to pinch them back...however that bed now gets too much shade from Pistacia chinensis which is a wonderful alternative to a Rhus and colors well for me here in Melbourne.

Kerri said...

Thank you so much for these long shots, Alice. Your garden is looking very happy since it's had some good rain. And I'm happy to see you taking a renewed interest in it and enjoying working among the flowers and plants.
Those gazanias are such pretty colors. I especially like the pink ones.
What a lovely collection of trees and shrubs you have.
Springtime in your garden is so bright and cheery....a lovely place to be!

Barbara said...

How lush your long borders look! What a great variety of plants you have in them . The picture could be out of a garden magazine ;-), so beautiful!

Gattina said...

It warms my heart so see such a wonderful garden full of blooming flowers, because here the trees stripteased by now and are almost naked and there are not a lot of blooming flowers around ! Autumn is a sad season ! I should move now to Australia, lol !

Meggie said...

Oh the sheer joy of trying to find space for new plants! OUr inhospitable clay invites no plants!
Your garden looks a sheer delight.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Your garden looks just beautiful, Alice. Ours are so dry at the moment. We have 3 underground water tanks so we can water, but the wind dries it out just as quickly. The lawns are all brown...it's so sad.

Laura in Paris said...

You garden is so full of light! Beautiful!
Summer lives in your garden, I am back from Pittsburgh where the leafs were red, gold, brown, fire! Beautiful too.

diane said...

You two have created a piece of magic. The gardens are fabulous. That is one advantage of cooler wetter climate. Although it can get awfully hot in summer so it must be tricky to get heat resistant and frost resistant plants. If you can't find a space for the new plants send them up here I have spaces that need filling. I don't have a Flame Tree in my garden but I had 2 Jacarandas, which I had cut down and poisoned (don't cry) but they won't die. I have to keep poisoning the new shoots. The reason I got rid of them was because in the last drought they stole the water from the native trees, and they are very messy. I don't mind the flowers falling but when the leaves fall the big stalks that hold the leaves fall and cover the other plants in the garden. Another reason was that neither were a very nice shape or prolific bloomers. Do I sound like I have to justify to myself why I got rid of them........its true.