Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Gardens Galore (southern hemisphere style)

While everyone else will be posting springtime photos for this week's Thematic Photographic theme, here's the brightest thing in my autumn garden at the moment, the lovely purple flowers of Tibouchina (also sometimes called Lasiandra):





The sun shines through the flowers, lighting them up:






There are still a few flowers on some of the fuchsias





and the camellias have lots of buds. 





While the lemons are beginning to ripen, the grape vines 
are losing their leaves







and those of the dogwood and the young forest pansy are colouring up











Finally, the leucodendrons out near the road can always be relied on to brighten
up the cooler days.






If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. - Cicero
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Marcus Tullius Cicero
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8 comments:

  1. Cicero was right. And fortunately I have both.
    Loving your garden. And you have reminded me that I WANT a Forest Pansy. And have done for a while.

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    1. It nearly died last winter! I was going to dig it out, but then decided to cut all the dead branches off and keep trying. So far so good.

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  2. You have a lovely garden, and plants I didn't know existed! Very pretty too!

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  3. What a pleasure to see a southern garden with flowers that are unknown to us.

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    1. Thanks Bob. I love seeing your English gardens, and hope to visit there again sometime soon.

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  4. Good morning Alexia, what lovely photos of your gardens and blossoms. I'm a bit late, but here and now Carmi has given us a new (I really like this one) architecture! I have to run off to work for now but I'll join in on that later! Enjoy your day.

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