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

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Pastel Hibiscus

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Maia T's Macro Meme

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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

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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

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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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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.

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 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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