Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Colour in a winter garden

This crabapple may be confused....a blossom.
Below, the same tree, with some fruit and an autumn leaf hanging on for dear life.

  
Watsonia.



Cyclamen

Snowdrops

Jonquils


Visitors to the Marigolds

Happy Wanderer(Hardenbergia)

My Little Drummer Boys
Joining in Wordless Wednesday with Trish

21 comments:

  1. These are lovely. Im loving all our jonquils too out at the moment. Like your crabapple blossom, way to early, I have had 2 ranunculus blooms pop up out of the ground. They aren't due til October....Crazy weather we are having.

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    1. Really odd weather, there are some trees about town getting their green leaves growing back already.

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  2. Really gorgeous shots. Looks more like spring!

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    1. Nice to have a bit of colour in winter, besides all the green.

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  3. Your garden must look fantastic. These are beauitful. I love the snow drops the best!

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  4. Beautiful - do you have Jonquils out already. Mine are pushing up into nearly flower now.

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    1. The jonquils always flower earlier than any of the other bulbs here. The daffodils are just popping up out of the ground now.

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  5. Stunning shots, The jonquils and, marigold & the bee - Love !

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  6. Snowdrops are my fav, remind me of growing up. That colour of the Happy Wanderer is stunning!

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  7. Glorious pics. Nature nails it in the colour stakes.

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  8. Exquisite compositions...I've forgotten it's winter!

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  9. Beautiful - and I adore the duck crossing!

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    1. I have a chicken crossing one too, but the chooks are real! I don't let them out much because they eat head for the vegie patch and the dog is a ratbag where the chooks are concerned!

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  10. Gorgeous photos. I particularly love that last one.

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  11. Stunning pics! I love the detail in the marigold with the bee!

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  12. Oh, snowdrops! They are the early sign of spring where I grew up. I'm not sure if it counts in Australia, but I like to think that we're done with winter.

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    1. It's one of the things in the garden I look forward to in winter is the bulbs coming up and flowering. When the daffodils flower I will be definitely celebrating winter almost being done. Yay for longer sunny days!

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  13. Your garden is blissful. I need a whole lot of ground cover for under the boys cubby house- any suggestions?

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    1. You could try an African Daisy(arctotis or osteospermum), they come in all sorts of great colours and have a daisy like flower. My girls trudge all over mine every now and again and it seems to bounce back. Depends if you get a bit of sun under it or not.

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