Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Glimpses from my Summer garden;


Heavenly scented frangipane flowers (Plumeria);


Please click pictures for a better view.


The huge flowers of the Pitaya fruit;





Quiscalis indica; Rangoon creeper;






Believe it or not:
Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.






27 comments:

DirtDigger (Tessa) said...

Your garden is beautiful! Someday I hope mine can look as wonderful :) Happy Gardening!

Northern Shade said...

Those are lovely shots of your sweeping borders, so fully planted Everything looks wonderfully lush and green. I like the trough nestled into the garden bed.

Karen said...

OH man, I can almost smell that plumeria from here in cold wintry Seattle! The scent of Hawaii, for me. I'm curious, what grass is your lawn made of? Is it centipede grass?

Kanak Hagjer said...

Always a pleasure to tour your garden, Trudi. The plumerias (my neighbour's) have faded and now not a single bloom of my Rangoon creeper is left. It's great to see them in your garden. They look spectacular! So does the pitaya bloom. All the views are fascinating.

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

Lovely views of your garden - I wish I could smell the frangipane
K

Titania said...

Tessa thank you for your compliment. This garden is nearly 20 years old. There was only one tree. A very tall and old Araucaria cunninghamii which still grows.

Northern Shade thank you for your visit. A small alpine, perennial carnation is planted in this trough. It thrives but does not flower every
year.

Hi Karen, thank you for your visit. The lawn is very tough.
Couch- Carpet- and some Kikuyugrass. All are tough tropical grasses. Carpetgrass is a native grass.

Thank you Kanak for your comment. so many tropical flowers and plants in my garden have the name "indica" attached which means they are native from your country.

Darla said...

I love your garden!! I MUST FIND ROCKS!

Sunita said...

Your garden looks lovely, Trudi! You must have been working on it a lot these days.
I love frangipani. The one I have in my garden has more of white in its petals. Yours looks so sunshine-y !
Pitaya? I've got to look it up. The bloom looks very interesting!

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Your garden is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us!

easygardener said...

I recently tried a red Dragonfruit from the Pitaya (if I have the right plant). I gather it has large white flowers which look similar to my Epiphyllum oxypetalum.
Your garden is looking beautiful. I love the Frangipani flowers.

Janie said...

Your garden is lovely, and many of the flowers are unknown to me. I guess Utah is too cold for them. You must put a lot of tender loving care into keeping that garden so beautiful.

Roses and stuff said...

This is how I imagine Paradise...if there is such a place...
Katarina

Darla said...

Thanks for the suggestion of the sedum I will look that up! This one does multiply quite easily.

Darla said...

I believe you are correct about my Sedum, thanks! I get so excited when I know the correct name of a plant, YIPPEE!!!

Kerri said...

Trudi, the frangipani is so beautiful! My mother had one on her front lawn and I loved it so much, especially the wonderful perfume.
I agree with Katarina...your garden is a paradise :) You do such a beautiful job with it.
Your lovely photos brighten this chilly winter's night for me :)

marie-louise said...

You always have very interesting little garden "corners" - makes me want to get more cuttings. Love ML

Titania said...

Darla I am glad I could help you with naming the sedum. I am the same I want to know my plants names.

Thank you Sunita, I have seen the white ones, especially up in Cairns. The flowers are much bigger, really beautiful all in white.

Thank you Jan you are welcome.

Denise, the flowers look similar. I think the Pitaya flowers are much bigger. There is a red and a yellow fruit. When you grow them yourself let the fruit split before you harvest, it makes them very sweet.

Janie, It needs a lot of cleaning and pruning. In this warm and humid climate everything grows fast, especially the weeds which are thanks to the very close and crowded plantings not to bad anymore.
Thank you Katarina, Yes, I guess the garden we love is a paradise.

Thank you Kerri, not long and your spring garden will be an explosion of colour. I am looking forward seeing your tulips again.

Hi Marie-Louise, One of the Heliconias is starting to flower I think it is one of yours.

texasdaisey said...

What a gorgeous garden you have. I have always wanted to visit Australia. How beautiful.
Debbie

Mo said...

Your garden is breathtaking Titania! I dream that someday mine will look as good. Your borders are absolutely perfect, and I love the stone trough! Mo

Pia K said...

The plumerias look like little happy sunny faces:) I once had a bodysplash with the scent plumeria, it was so wonderful, sweet and relaxing and tropic, mmm...

Titania said...

texasdaisy, thank you for your visit, perhaps one day you will visit here.

Mo, thank you so much for your nice compliment.

Pia, I have always loved Plumerias. The whole tree is beautiful and the scent of the flowers not overpowering like you said,warm and tropical a body splash for cold winter days!

FlowerPower said...

O Titania das ist so ein schöner Garten! Und Blumen komme ich in Deinem Garten zu sehen, die ich nur als Aromatherapie-Essenz oder als Räucherstäbchen-Duft kenne wie z.B. Frangipane.

Wie ich mich freue, bis bei uns wieder dieses Summerfeeling gelebt werden kann. Doch ich weiss, dann ist bei Euch Winter, gäll. Und wahrscheinlich wollt Ihr den Sommer recht lange bei Euch behalten *lächel*.

Gerne würde ich das alles auf Englisch schreiben, doch mein Wortwissen ist zu dürftig, ich kann zwar viel verstehen, doch reden und schreiben o je. Wenigstens einen neues Englisch Wörterbuch muss ich mir mal beschaffen, noch besser wäre natürlich ein Englischkurs, denn es gibt so viele interessante Blogs in dieser Sprache.

Gerade habe ich Dein Bild entdeckt, sonderbar irgendwie kommst Du mir bekannt vor.

Ich wünsche Dir einen guten Start ins Wochenende
Liebe Grüsse
Elfe
P.S. Ich knoble gerade wie ich den ersten Teil des bezaubernden Spruches am Ende vom Post passend ins Deutsche übersetze: Happiness held is the seed.....Weiser Spruch, den Du bestimmt ganz verinnerlicht hast, wie ich aus der Sprache Deines Gartens lesen kann.

Barbara said...

Beim Anschauen deines wunderschönen Sommergartens ist mir aufgefallen, dass du auch richtige Schattenpartien hast (oder vielleicht wurden die Bilder ja auch spätnachmittags gemacht?) und deine Gartenbeete sehr viele Grünpflanzen beherbergen. Ich stelle mir den Duft der Plumeria schwer und süsslich vor....gerne würde ich mir jetzt eine Nase voll davon nehmen, sozusagen als Entschädigung für die kalten und doch eher "duftlosen" Wintertage!
Sei lieb gegrüsst,
Barbara

Steffi said...

Your garden is the best!Wonderful nature!

Titania said...

FlowerPower, danke sehr fuer deinen Besuch. Schade, dass alles so weit entfernt ist sonst haette ich dir "a cool drink" offeriert unter einem schattigen Baum!!
Habe ich mehr als eine Doppelgaengering? Ich finde deine englischen Sprachkenntnisse sehr gut. Bei mir ist es so, dass ich keine Sprache perfekt kann.

Liebe Barbara, ich danke dir fuer deinen Besuch. Meistens photgraphiere ich morgens oder am spaeten Nachmittag. Ich habe viele Schatten Seiten im Garten und auch viele Gruenpflanzen. Im Hochsommer blueht eigentlich nicht so viel. Die Haupt Blueher sind im Fruehling und Winter "aktiv"! Barbara, Frangipane haben einen leichten, suessen Duft nicht so schwer wie Murraya oder gar der Nacht Jasmin den man wirklich nur von weitem und draussen riechen kann.

Thank you Steffi for your kind compliment.

HappyMouffetard said...

Lovely photos - the frangipane flowers are stunning. I'd never seen them before.

Sue said...

Wow, what gorgeous beds and flowers you grew and framed in your photos! Awesome!