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

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.

Scrapblog,Scrapblog,Scrapblog,Scrapbook,Scrapbook,Scrapbook,Spring Flowers,Spring Flowers,Spring Flowers

Scrapblog,Scrapblog,Scrapblog,Scrapbook,Scrapbook,Scrapbook,Spring Flowers,Spring Flowers,Spring Flowers

Scrapblog,Scrapblog,Scrapblog,Scrapbook,Scrapbook,Scrapbook,Spring Flowers,Spring Flowers,Spring Flowers

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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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Monday, July 26, 2010

The Last Rose in Winter

Rose whatever its name may be is my Monday's Today's Flowers Shout.



Yap, that's it! In the vicinity of the compound where I live, this Rose stands out. Growing tall, slinky but sturdy stems and proud as its last bloom in our wintertime. The base you see on the top picture is starting to wilt due to morning frost. So I thought I would climb the brick hedge and reached out for this thorny stem; ducking my head down to keep my face away from network of thorns.


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Monday, July 12, 2010

Yellow Saving Grace

2005 - Rose In My Garden.jpg

In 2003, I bought this Yellow Rose from Coles Supermarket in Randwick; dying and lifeless. I took it home and planted in my backyard garden at Stanbury Place. Then we moved to Alford St. I did not want to upset the root as it had just established itself to the ground. I can only hope the people who live there now are looking after my plants I left behind.

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White Lilium

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Jan 2005.Lilium from Isabel of Randwick.jpg

Isabel is a Portuguese Florist who worked in Randwick Shopping Mall, where I used to work as a Supervising Cleaner. She gave me this pot of White Lilium needing some tender loving care. I took it home and nourished it with three magic words. And it worked. Here is the proof!

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Courgette by Another Name

Monday  is Today's Flowers.

and My Little  MellowYellowBadge
 Zucchini Flower

Zucchini or courgette is a small summer squash belonging to the species Cucurbita pepo with colours varying from green, light green and yellow.
The female flower is a golden blossom on the end of each emergent zucchini. The male flower grows directly on the stem of the zucchini plant in the leaf axils (where leaf petiole meets stem), on a long stalk, and is slightly smaller than the female. Both flowers are edible, and are often used to dress a meal or garnish the cooked fruit. ~ Wikipedia< blockquote>


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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Yellow Specks and Speckles

 Aster daisy or Michaelmas daisy

Garden Clinics has this to say:
Showy daisy-like heads flower late summer and autumn in a wide range of colours including blue, violet, purple, pink, red and white all with central disc of yellow or purple. Michaelmas daisy is a loose term which is often used to cover most of the taller species, although it strictly refers to Aster novi-belgii. The 'China asters' grown as bedding plants are now classified in the genus 'Callistephus'. Clouds of lilac-blue flowers has a long flowering season, summer right through to late autumn. Black arching stems. Grows to 90cm and spreads well. Vigorous and spreading.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010


Today is Today's Flowers.

TF team Santilli - Denise - Pupo - Sandy Carlson

Lonesome Bell
The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers. ~Basho




This is one of the plants I planted in my garden in Quakers Hill. And multitude of pesky snails loved to take residence around the yard with successive rainfall inducing growth of their numbers. I collected them, crushed them and put them back to the soil as organic fertilizer. 'Want not, waste not.'

Despite the onslaught of the snails, the blooms kept coming pretty generous.

Amazingly, the ones I planted in my present area did not bear flowers. But that is the least of my worry at the moment.

Also for:

Macro Flowers Saturday badge 1


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In my old Alford home
Quakers Hill

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Giant Tree Bloom and Green Crawly for Today's Flowers

Today is Today's Flowers.

Oh I got lost with this one. Fancy I did not record the name of this giant tree that lined the street going to the Government House of NSW that I visited sometime ago.

This lemon yellow flower was hanging from this particular giant tree that caught my attention but didn't bother taking the detail. I have painstakingly tried to study if this flower belongs to the Hill's Weeping Fig (Ficus microcarpa var hillii) using google search, that also lined the opposite side of this avenue where this tree grow but it isn't making any sense because as I macroscopically scrutinized the composition of the leaves of this yellow bloom, it doesn't seem to match with that of the fig tree. I don't know. I don't want to mislead anyone. Maybe someone can help me identify this plant.

[I'll do my homework next time I will go back there. Not this season. Too cold to be gallivanting.]


Monday, June 14, 2010

Purple Iris for Today's Flowers

Today is Today's Flowers.

Since Iris is the Greek goddess for the Messenger of Love, her sacred
flower is considered the symbol of communication and messages.
Greek men would often plant an iris on the graves of their beloved
women as a tribute to the goddess Iris, whose duty it was to
take the souls of women to the Elysian fields. 


By virtue of its word meaning, Iris means a rainbow and that it also symbolizes eloquence. A purple Iris is symbolic of wisdom and compliments.

Scientific Monogram:







Source: The Flower Expert

Flowers provided by my church friend Lis.


Monday, June 7, 2010

A Rose for All Reasons in Today's Flowers

Today is Today's Flowers.


"Whoever loves and understands a garden will find contentment within."~ Chinese Proverb

Being inactive in the meme world ... I call this one a postdated entry. And there's plenty to come for all the reasons beyond each past season.

The above plants grow in our compound. The owner became an onlooker while a strange passerby clicked the button of her camera (Me).