Redcliffe Pier

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Summer Garden

I have been watching the Banksia tree shooting new leaves from my study window. I kept thinking I must go out and take a photo but nah too hot! Finally I remembered to go out in the evening when it is cooler. While I was out there I noticed how the recent rains have brightened up the plants. So here are some summer's evening garden shots.

Crocus by the pond and path. OOOPs I am mistaken they are not Crocus but Zephranthes or Storm lily.



Bixa


A cicada has gone and left its skeleton behind. It has gone to join hundreds of others in the summer chorus.


21 comments:

  1. It is great you had the rain to perk up your flowers. You have a beautiful garden.

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  2. diane;) what beautiful blooms. Thanks for sharing your stunning garden. I'm doing a post on my garden in South Africa tomorrow.

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  3. That looks so much like spring ! When I look out of the window here, it has snowed again, so I better look on the screen !

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  4. You have a beautiful garden, Diane.

    Love the cicada exoskeleton.

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  5. Great Diane... I love seeing your Summer colors...The Crocuses are so pretty. They look different from ours here.

    Thanks for sharing your summer beauty.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  6. The rain certainly brings new life to the garden diane. I love your garden!
    I ordered some autumn Crucus from the Digger's Club and did not plant them. I have no idea where I have put them for safe keeping. Oh well!
    I am enjoying yours..

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  7. Gorgeous shots again Mum. It's so nice to spend time wondering through your garden now. You should post a shot of your friendly water dragon...

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  8. Hi Diane, Your summer garden is very pretty. I love the "Crocus" lining the border. They are Zephyranthes or Storm lily. They look like Crocus.
    The new leaves of the Banksia are so very velvety. The shrub with the red flowers is some sort of Bixa, but I do not know which one.

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  9. Very pretty. Fascinating about the cicada leaving his skeleton behind, just hanging onto the leaf like that!

    Your crocus are so pretty, and so is that red bloom.

    I hear you talk about how hot it is, and I know we will be feeling the same in a few months, but right now it's hard to remember the awful heat!

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  10. You do know everyone here in the USA are a bit on the envious side. I know our spring is a coming soon. Actually I like the cold. Hopefully the bug population will be reduced. No snow in Georgia. Loved the pictures.

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  11. Thank you Titania fir helping out with the names.

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  12. Great shots and a lovely yard..evening is such a great time for photography! The lighting is sooo nice - stay cool and we'll try to stay warm :-)

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  13. I love seeing your garden. Looking at all the really neat flowers and trees, things we can't see here, is ever so much fun.

    You have a green thumb, Diane.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  14. Lovely to see green, colorful growing things. Here in Utah, we are in the middle of winter and all is gray...the sky, the ground, the cars covered with mud or snow, etc.

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  15. Thank you for the beautiful flowers. And I love the pond!

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  16. Diane, I've been busy with visitors and missed dropping in to comment. I love the crocus border. When I had crocus in my garden they used to come up in August, not summer time.

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  17. Diane, your garden is gorgeous, what with all the rock edges and the pond, that alone the plantings.

    Now in photo 3, see that purple and green planting in the foreground? Do you know what that is? I nicked some from a pot in the inner-city the other day and have it sitting here in water until I decide where to plant it. Any idea what it is?

    Yes, anotheree that just leapt into the bakpak!

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  18. I'm sorry Julie I can't remember. However, Titania and Xavi are fabulous with plant names. Xavi is a botanist in Barcelona but he knows Aussie plants. Titania has a fabulos garden and knowledge of plants. You can find Titania on my blog list and Xavi on weekend reflections list of participants.
    All I know is you won't have trouble striking it . It is easy to grow and is prolific.

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  19. Diane, thanks for the update re storm lilies. They certainly look similar to crocus. I remember them from Qld, they used to pop up after rain. Anyway, you've inspired me to order some crocus to replace the ones I used to have so perhaps I will have some to show in the spring.

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  20. I am very envious of your beautiful weather and flowers right now. But then I remember the heat that goes with all of this beauty so I will be patient and enjoy the coming spring first.

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