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

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bed of Chrysanthemum

August 13, 2009

Pink Poinsettia

Thanks to Jenny.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Floral Essence

My 14th Entry

Thank you Luis Santilli Jr for creating Today's Flowers for us and your Team! Thank You Very Much!!!

There's more flowers here in Today's Flowers with TF Team on Board: Santilli - Denise - Pupo - Valkyrien


Today's Flower comes from my garden. I don't know the name of this flower. It's a shrub with long thick leaves. This was feasted by snails so I pruned the old branches. It came out more dense and compact.



Friday, December 18, 2009

Say it with Flowers - Floral Friday

Wanna join the FUN?


Ah what can we do with flowers? Taken last July 18, 2009, five moons ago.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tangerine Lilium

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I took this last October 30, 2009 in Canberra during the funeral of our beloved former Minister, Mr Rob Barnett.

Beautiful Daisy

Purple Daisy at First ave corner

Purple Daisy First Ave

This grows along the roadside lawn on the street where I live. The owner just watched me as I took these pictures.

A Purple Butterfly



Please don't take my word for it. I don't know the name of this flower. It grows in a shrub. They bloom in semi-cluster. This is found within the village where I live.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Yellow Shamrock

My 13th Entry

Thank you Luis Santilli Jr for creating Today's Flowers for us and your Team! Thank You Very Much!!!

There's more flowers here in Today's Flowers with TF Team on Board: Santilli - Denise - Pupo - Valkyrien


Yellow Shamrock 2

I saw this plant growing in the front lawn of one of the houses I pass by in going to the shop or the train station. And it's my first time to see this famous weeds or three-leaf grasses bearing yellow flowers. So I stopped and clicked the shutter. What fascinates me was the unusual colour for I thought clover blooms are white?

Anyway, I checked this out in Wikipedia, so I can add a bit of flavour with my posting. I have been becoming too monotonous these days. Not up to blogging with substance.
The shamrock is a symbol of Ireland. It is a three-leafed old white clover. It is sometimes of the variety Trifolium repens (a white clover, known in Irish as seamair bhán) but today usually Trifolium dubium (a lesser clover, Irish: seamair bhuí).

The diminutive version of the Irish word for "clover" ("seamair") is "seamróg", which was anglicised as "shamrock", representing a close approximation of the original Irish pronunciation. However, other three-leafed plants — such as black medic (Medicago lupulina), red clover (Trifolium pratense), and wood-sorrel (genus Oxalis) — are sometimes designated as shamrocks. The shamrock was traditionally used for its medical properties and was a popular motif in Victorian times. It is also a common way to represent Saint Patrick's Day.
However, there is an even much more interesting tidbits I found on the internet courtesy by BBC News UK. Read on this link.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tulips from Amsterdam

Triple Yellow TulipsPastel TulipDouble Yellow TulipsReddish Tulip

These floral pictures were sent by someone from Amsterdam very very long time ago. Whether this is her own photograph or was copied from somewhere, how would I know?

But I do have personal encounter with a sea of tulips in Canberra around 1995 during the Floriade Festival. I will look for them, scan then post. It's only a matter of time and diligence to do it.

Flowers from Taupo's Waipahihi Botanical Reserve

Red in Taupo Bot Garden Oct 11, 2009

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Over two-thousands of them, Rhododendrons were planted in this Botanical Reserve along with azaleas and camellias.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Pink Diapanthus

Will give this shot to Floral-Friday #1

From Nancy's garden right here in our little village.

For My 22nd Migration Anniversary

In commemoration of my 22nd Migration Anniversary - December 2, 1997; the day I arrived Australia.

Carnation April 8, 2008


Red Carnation

Soft Pink Rose


Soft Pink Rose 13 June 2009June 13, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

White Lilium for Saturday


June 6, 2009

Australian Flora in deep Pink


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Australian Flora - one in deep blue

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May 30, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

White Lilium


My floral offering for the church last November 28, 2009. I don't know the exact name of this orange daisy flowers. They somewhat resembles Gerbera or African Daisy and they look beautiful. I bought this from Aldi Store here in our area, about 8 minutes walk from where I live.

Mini Geranium from Lithgow


In our first and only stop at Lithgow from the city to Orange, I got out from the car just to click my shutter for this huge pot with mini-pink Geranium, flowering generously. I just call it mini because of the miniature leaves of the plant. November 22, 2009



Taken during my recent trip to Orange, New South Wales, my former hometown for 15 years. This red Rhododendron grows right in the much loved and famous Cook Park, once a winner of the National Garden Park Competition. November 22, 2009

White Rose

Village White Rose 24 Oct 2009

One that stands out amongst Nancy's Rose Garden in our little village garden she maintains with the help of fellow residents. Taken last 24th October 2009

Summer Rose in My Little Village

Rose in my Garden 24 Oct 2009

My Garden Rose 24 Oct 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Million Flowers

We call this a Million Dollar Flower in our locality back in my country. It's foliage are quite impressive, with large, dark green oval leaves, often with serrated edges. Flowerheads are made up of very small fertile flowers surrounded by larger, eye-catching, 4-petalled, sterile florets, and usually emerge in spring and summer.

Colors range from white through to red, purple, and blue.

A member of the mallow (Malvaceae) family, this flower grows in warm, temperate, subtropical, and tropical regions of the world.

Hydrangea features lush foliage and large flamboyant blooms in vibrant colors. In other places, these plants are grown not only for their great beauty, but also for their edible leaves and flowers. It can also be trimmed to shape and make effective hedging or screening plants.

Flowering Season: Summer, Spring

Source: Gardening Australia

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Homemade Floral Arrangement by Jan


This floral arrangement is done by Jan, our local Elder's wife. Before she came into our little congregation, we ladies in the church used to take turn in bringing fresh flowers for the service. Upon her arrival, she made it sure that none of us will be burdened as flowers are very expensive to buy. We have flowers right here in our village but am too shy to ask. People don't usually pick flowers from the garden. My own flowers are not much to take anyway and I often forget that I have grown right in my own place.

What has attracted me to the simplicity of the arrangement is this old-fashioned flower vase, a very very old one. It has a base covered with velvet. The TV Antique Roadshow helped me to identify the genuineness of an antique item. So that's what I am doing now each time I see an old ware like this one.

Incidentally, I found out that the Curio Shops or Opportunity Shops here in our area have learned the trade of overpricing items which are normally given to them by willing donors if they think that the item is valuable.


Monday, November 16, 2009


106% Enhanced colour effect


Mostly climbing or spreading shrubs, fuchsias have deep green, heavily veined leaves that grow in whorls on the stems. The pendulous flowers have long tubes with flared sepals and often contrastingly colored petals, mostly in shades of red, white, pink, and purple, as well as bicolored. The garden hybrids usually have rounded flowers with a skirt of large sepals around an often double corolla. Fleshy berries, usually with many seeds, follow the flowers.

Source: Plant Profile


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Red Vine for Today's Flower November 2009

It's My Number 13th

Kudos to the Blog Creator, Luis Santilli Jr and Team!

Today's Flowers is on offer as florally created by Luis Santilli Jr. It's time to visit Today's Flowers and smell those sweet scented delights. TF Team on Board:Santilli - Denise - Pupo - Valkyrien


I took these photos from my friend Jacqui's backyard two years ago. There was this trellis attached to the fence that served as a barrier to give cover to a cute shed as a detached laundry room with utmost privacy.

This vine beautifully climbs to the trellis having broad green thick leaves that blooms in scarcity. The redness of which is bright yet soft and the closed stamens flash like a little incandescent bulbs. Jacqui was not home at the time I took these photos and for some reason, it did not occur to me to ask her the name of this floral vine.

I tried searching for this flower via google to no avail. I am not sure if this is local or imported vine but it was the first time I saw this kind. The petals of the flower alone made me think of Tinker Bell and Peter Pan as my imagination went far to Neverland.



For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant! ~Edward Abbey