" My space is small with enough room to fill with garden delights*. Say it with flowers" ~lcd

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Angel's Trumpets


Photos: Taken at Cattery Marashar Western Sydney, 7 october 2012

A white flowered Angel's Trumpet, known for its large trumpet-like flowers which can grow to a foot. A striking plant when in bloom---and the plant usually is in bloom!

Source: Internet

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Flowers from Tita's Garden

Candy-striped Amaryllis

Taken from her garden last 26 September 2012. Thank you Tita.

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Waratah - State Emblem of New South Wales

Photo taken with permission
Westfield Parramatta Flower Shop
28 September 2012


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Telopea speciosissima
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Telopea
(Sm.) R.Br.

Waratah (Telopea) is an endemic, Australian genus of five species of large shrubs or small trees, native to the southeastern parts of Australia (New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania). The most well-known species in this genus is Telopea speciosissima, which has bright red flowers and is the NSW state emblem. The waratah is a member of the plant family Proteaceae, a family of flowering plants distributed in the Southern Hemisphere. The key diagnostic feature of Proteaceae is the inflorescence which is often very large and showy, bright colours and consisting of many small flowers densely packed into a compact head or spike. Species of waratah boast such inflorescences ranging from 6-15 cm in diameter with a basal ring of coloured bracts. The leaves are spirally arranged, 10-20 cm long and 2-3 cm broad with entire or serrated margins. The name waratah comes from the Eora Aboriginal people, the original inhabitants of the Sydney area.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

In Memoriam: One Summer Pink Mourning

15 January 2010 My Farewell Unaware to Mom Mona

15 January 2010 from Blacktown Hospital hedge garden.

5 December 2010 from Mom Joan's backyard garden.

A beautifully ruffled Pink Carnation above I macronized from a bunch of Carnation bouquet I brought for Mom Mona when I visited her in Blacktown Hospital to what I had not known would be our last meeting as she passed away two weeks after and  a Pink lacy-layered compound Pink Hibiscus (in the middle) that grew along the brick wall of the hospital that took my fancy are excellent compliments to this partially wilted Summer Pink Oleander from the backyard of Mom Joan. These are few of my hidden treasures that I found lately in my mystery box and it gave me an idea of posting them for Today's Flowers.


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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflorum)

The lisianthus, a member of the Gentianaceae family, is known for its many color varieties especially its blue tones and long vase life. Originating in the West Indies, Mexico, and Central and South America, the flower is known botanically as Eustoma grandiflorum. The common name comes from the Greek words lysis, meaning "dissolution," and anthos, meaning "flower," and alludes to the bitter quality of some medicinal species.

Source: Internet

7 January 2011

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Flowers Info

Source: JPG

The Snowdrop (Latin: Galanthus nivalis) is the first flower coming even out through the snow, forecasting the spring arrival. It is considered to be one of the most delicate flowers on Earth - a symbol of fragility and tenderness.

The Snowflake (Latin: Leucojum aestivum) is called also 'The Marsh Snowdrop' and appears a couple of weeks later, being more solid and brassy.

The Dandelion (Latin: Taraxacum officinale), you can meet them on every grass field... and not few at number. It is famous for its medicinal uses as a tea or eaten even fresh.

The Tulip (Latin: Tulipa) has the origins in Southern Europe, Northern Africa and Asia, where you can find it even on Iran's national flag. It includes over 100 species and in my country it is very, very popular.

The Elderberry (Latin: Sambucus nigra) is very well known as a medicinal tea flower or even used fresh for making of refreshing drinks. In the past, people put it in horses' mane in order to drive away the flies with its powerful smell.

The Chamomile (Latin: Matricaria chamomilla), maybe the most known medicinal flower on Earth, is very frequently met on the fields of my country. It has an apple like scent and in the past it was used as a dye to produce green color, but mostly for alternative therapy uses. For example, US National Library of Medicine lists over 100 separate diseases which chamomile has been traditionally used to treat.

The Forsythia (Latin: Forsythia) is also called "Golden Rain" because of the shining yellow flowers which bloom in the early spring, even before the leaves are produced. Forsythia had overtaken many European gardens and parks as an ornament flower.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Floral Fun

Navigating, exploring and playing with my photobucket; I came up with these scrapbook collage for fun. So far, I am not satisfied yet with my effort as I am only doing this on trial and error scale. Here's the three I created long ago.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Thank You Today's Flowers

Please accept my appreciation to Today's Flowers Host Luis and his dynamic team for posting my contribution as Today's Flowers guest friend host.

Thank you very much to all for the heartwarming response to my entry. I must confess, this thing has been dreadfully slipped off my mind due to the chest and left arm pain I have endured since last week. I am slowing down at the moment and will be seeing my doctor today. I'll come back to give everyone my grateful kudos.

Agapanthus for my 60th Birthday in Today's Flowers

White Agapanthus from the village garden:

The first bloom of Blue Agapanthus from my own garden:

Interesting information of this perennial flowers can be read HERE.


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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Pastel Hibiscus

Macro Flowers Saturday
Macro Flowers Saturday badge 1
Maia T's Macro Meme

Sundowner The Entrance NSW 21 October 2008

I am certainly drawn to the composite and delicate layer of this pastel coloured palette Hibiscus.


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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Yellow with Elegance

Lily in Summer in Today's Flowers

and My Little  MellowYellowBadge

I tried searching the name of this particular variety of Lily. This attractive floral arrangement was displayed in Blacktown's X-Ray Office. With staff permission, I was allowed to take the picture.

In my Gardener's Encyclopedia book by Reader's Digest (1992 2nd reprint edition) the closest I can compare this with is Lily Golden Clarion Hybrids.

In Lily Gallery (http://www.s-wgardens.com/Catalog/lilygallery.php), it is closest to the American Way hybrid.

Yet, in another source (http://www.liliumbreeding.nl/home.html)nothing seems to be close to this kind.


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