22 November 2007

Garden Flowers

It's very humid today and we're supposed to get a storm later this afternoon. That'll be good...we haven't had one for a couple of weeks. Years ago, before the Big Dry, we used to get storms at 4.00 o'clock every afternoon during the Wet. You could set your watch by them. Doesn't happen now...hopefully we may be lucky this year.

Anyway, I took a wander around the garden and found these blooms for you.

Giant anthurium or peace lily

Fruit salad frangipani. It has a lovely scent, reminiscent of a tropical fruit salad and every now and then the scent wafts through my open windows.

Another frangipani and this is my favourite, its scent is beautiful. Toni gave this one to Fred for the garden a few months ago and to our delight it has flowers. It's the one I photographed a couple of weeks ago when the flower stem first started growing.

A bromeliad with its pretty little purple flowers.

Don't ask me. Fred calls them pompom flowers for obvious reasons. The two on the outside are past their best.

One of the tsillandii family...epiphytes that have different and varied flowers.

I think this is a yellow crown of thorns. Whatever it is, one would not want to tangle with it.

Agapanthus or Nile lilies.

Not sure what this is but it's rather a pretty little shrub.

Pink gazanias
Right, that's your lot for this post. It's time for lunch. Ciao!


Mountain Mama said...

Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous. Oh how I wish I could grow such lovely tropical flowers here. It gets way too cold though.
I don't know what the 'pompom'
flower is but I love it.

Anonymous said...

i love the fourth picture, I think I saw something that resembles it at the house of my West Bremerton florist

Gypsy said...

What a beautiful garden you have Robyn. Where on earth do you find the time to tend it?

Gattina said...

Wow ! I have never met a person in my whole "long" life who is waiting for a storm !! That's really amazing I have to tell that today in our painting group. Probably it's justified because you don't get enough rain, while we can't live without ombrella.
Your flowers look beautiful ! At this time of the year I like to visit Australian blogs, because I get some sunshine ! The Americans are already sitting in the snow and the Europeans are complaining about grey, wet and cold weather !

Liz said...

What beautiful flowers you have. So exotic.

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

You have some gorgeous flowers. We call the first ones that you had a picture of Calla lillies here in the states!! I have a crown of thorns here in the house. It could grow outside but I keep it here. I love seeing what you have there in your country. I have never heard of the others that start with an F...I cannot remember how to spell it. But they are gorgeous..Sandy

Andrée said...

they are all so beautiful. the purple bromeliad is so bizarre (in a wonderful way). the pompom flowers are a tiny bit like bee balm (which is like 1/10th the size). Thank you for the photos. More exotic for me than ever.

Jeanette said...

Hi Robyn, Im sitting here Oooo and Awwwwing over your Frangipani, something that were unable to grow here maybe its 2 cold and frosty in winter. all your plants are lovely a tropical paradise...

AnnieElf said...

Hi! I found you over at Leanne's and when I saw your picture of hte peace lilies outside, I had to write. I have several peace lilies that are house plants. The front room is, in fact, busting out with them. I've thought of planting them outside but have know idea how they might hold up. Yours look so happy outside and I image they have to endure heat and cold with the seasons (we have no snow here but have the occasional freezes). Do you do anything in particular to protect them in weather extremes? Thanks for any thoughts you can send my way, Annie. (my email is posted at my blog)

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