Friday, 16 September 2011

A Feast of Flowers

We do not really have many flower beds to speak of yet and other than the lavender bed across the front of the house and the pond garden that is full of Hippeastrums the rest of the floral activity is restricted to what we inherited from the previous owners.
We are looking at getting rid of the old house we live in and building a new one in the next few years, so till then there will be no great flower boarders overflowing with blooms.
But there are still pretty blooms to be found if you look.

The intensity of the blue in this iris is stunning.

The tiny flowers on the Port Wine Magnolia fill the yard with
their sweet scent and announce that spring is here.

The Xanthorrhoea (Grass Tree) that we purchase 18 months ago has decided
that it will put out 4 flowers this year instead of 2.

My Lovely mother in law has given me some
Crucifix Orchids to all to my collection.

The Sydney Rock Lily's (Dendrobium speciosum) are stunning as always

An inherited Orchid so no idea of its name but it is rather pretty.
Well I may not have great garden boarders overflowing with flowers (yet) but there are still pretty things to be seen.


  1. Wow, your Speciosum is looking great! It hasn't been a good year for them down south. Lots of the native plants society folk have found the same. I have hardly any spikes this year!
    The port wine magnolia is gorgeous too!

  2. Yes your rock lilly is beautiful, mine was about to flower abundandly when the dog decided to take a snack, oh well, next year!
    I have just started following your blog and am enjoying the read, thankyou

  3. Hey, I have the same blue iris as yours! I don't have a lot of flowers either, and I do want to plant more... but they can be found everywhere, can't they?


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