Thursday, 2 June 2011

Pretty in Pink

The other day I was felling a bit sorry for myself and how poor me does not really have any flower gardens where I can grow lovely blooms, plant out perennial boarders of plants and grasses and generally have a garden worthy of the Australian Open Garden Scheme.
Then before letting my mind wander down the path of woe is me, I dragged myself back to the reality that is:

a) I do have a bed full of flowering Lavender running the length of our veranda
b) I do have 2 dedicated rose gardens either side of our front steps
c) I do have a shade house full of Bromeliads, Orchids and Ferns
d) I do have plenty of room for planting out gardens but have put off doing this as we are aiming for a new house one day.
e) We may not get a new house for a while and garden beds can be moved and plants transplanted.

So after coming to the realisation that the only thing stopping me from having (more) flower gardens is me and time, I decided to look at what I did have and here is what I found.

Air Plant Flowering
Silk Rose
Zygo Cactus

African Violet

I guess sometimes you just have to look a little closer to see the beauty around you as you may be walking past something spectacular without even knowing it.  And most importantly focus on what you do have rather than what you don't.


  1. and lovely shades of pink they are too! I'm a big fan of zygo cactus too, they are just lovely when they are out aren't they!

  2. I have Bromeliads too...they are stunning when in Zygo Cacti are starting to flower too right now...and they put on a lovely display. I can't wait to see it them in full bloom...I bought them for mum, but I care for them all. I must take some photos too when they are more out in flower. Loving looking around your blog too.

  3. You have some gorgeous blooms, and I too sometimes come up with garden envy looking at other peoples photos. then I sit on the swing and look at my little garden all tended by my own loving hands and am happy and peaceful once again.

  4. Have just identified a flower that Nan brought down to our house last week - she thought it had come from a clivia. I looked up the book "What flower is that", that Granny gave me years ago, and the closest thing I could find was a bromiliad, so googled it. Sure enough it was aechmea gamosepala - look it up - a beautiful bright pink with vivid mauve tips (and spikes)!


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