Sunday, 8 May 2016

Salvia;




S. Icicle  and Black Knight (calyxes)






How many seedlings have you planted yourself?




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Saturday, 2 April 2016

Hibiscus Celia;

H. Celia has been growing in my garden for ever. Always loved the clear, softly yellow/orange coloured  flowers, big and pretty, at least 20 cm  Ø.

A summer shrub flowering into autumn,



Sometimes they look more orange than in these photos.

 


To own a garden with flowers, a paradise, can we ask for more? Ts



©Photos/Text #mygarden Ts Book of Flowers.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Buddleia lindleyana...







..another favourite plant




Virtually unknown, spectacular  Buddleia lindleyana with shiny green leaves and cinnamon trunks. This incredible plant has up to 60 cm long panicles of medium lavender flowers in summer. Slightly stoloniferous. Do not cut back like otherBuddleias. Medium growth rate. Do not cut to the ground (renewal pruning) as you do with other Buddleias.


I must remember  names of plants, casually learned while helping to plant vulnerable seedlings into the ground. I remember  in spring in the woods soft blue stars, “Leberbluemchen”  Anemone hepatica, hands full I brought home, cautiously going past the hole where the badger lived.  It was March, spring. Now March is autumn…it is not odd anymore. Childhood memories have receded to gilded corners,  from where they  might make a  quick comeback laced with some sadness.

©Photos #mygarden/ Text Ts. Book of Flowers

Monday, 28 March 2016

Cats Whiskers;



In my garden, Cats Whiskers/ Ortosiphon aristatus, flower exuberantly in a soft purple haze this time of year.






A rush  of Delight,
 any time,
 I pass this purple frothing show.







©Photos/Text Ts/Book of Flowers.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Book of Flowers;



Camellia Japonica;



Shell Pink

Autumn, the first Camellia Sasanqua are flowering. I love the papery, pink wings of this simple flower. No thrills and frills but oh so sweet.




“wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone” 
Horace


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Friday, 7 August 2015

Bougainvillea varigated orange;



Planted in my orange corner.  I love the brilliant orange of this Bougainvillea teaming well with an orange Ixora, daylily and  crucifix orchid. Complementing a small orange setting and a few orange hued, simple decorations. This corner was rather drab now it is glowing.


Every garden achieves its own song of flowers, sun, wind and rain add the chorus. Fallen leaves and petals tell their own poetry in a language of faded colours,  soft rustles and whispers. Ts



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Friday, 31 July 2015

Camellia; Pink Gold;



One of the later flowering Camellia; the flowers are very big with a bold golden center.
I think it looks cute and a wee surprised with its crumpled looks, Its petals not perfectly formed like it got up late, a little disheveled, did not iron out its petals properly!  While its sisters look very haughty and perfect.


One should not banish imperfection; it is a way of life. If, we would  say beautiful imperfection the whole aspect of imperfection would change. Blemishes would become imperfectly beautiful.
Imperfection can be aesthetic, sometimes more so than perfection. Ts


©Photo/Text Ts /Book of Flowers