Monday, 8 June 2009

Green is Good...

In my Garden;

Green reflected in the pond;


Salvia, means healing, green nourishment;


Pretty Ponytail; Beaucarnea recurvata;



Turmeric is a very attractive looking plant; in summer it shows off beautiful white flowers.




Winter is Camellia time.



A native fern grows very tall and fast like a weed is beautiful;



Restful greenery;




Miz Bella, the resident carpet snake tries to catch a bit of the morning sun in the Bromeliads.. At this time of year she is very lethargic, it is getting to cold for her.
Believe it or not:
A word of kindness is better than a rich pie. (Old Russian proverb.)


















34 comments:

Danielle said...

Stunning photographs! I can't believe how beautiful it is there! How do you take care of it all? I take it carpet snakes aren't all that dangerous...

Mo said...

Green, my favorite color of course! Beautiful, soothing pictures.

Love your snake! I have only seen a snake one time in our backyard at dusk, and though we were were both rather taken aback, I was comforted to know that he/ she felt comfortable enough to be here, however briefly.

Titania said...

Danielle thank you for your visit.
I have big secateurs! Carpet snakes are not poisonous, but you have to respect them like any wild animal, as they can bite.

Mo, thank you for your comment. Bella lives since many years in the garden, lots of places to hide. I have seen her growing from a small snake to the size she is now, she is still growing.

diane said...

Everything is much greener this winter thanks to all the rain. Its lovely isn't it? Your garden looks beautiful. I would love to be working in mine as the weather is great for gardening and the soil is moist but my tummy is still a bit fragile after the op. I am so impatient I want to be fit and strong again NOW.

Susan said...

Hi Titania, Yes, I agree, green is good and soothing and there are so many shades of green, you hardly need any other colour. The white camellias are equally peaceful and soothing. It is so soothing, even the snake is peacefully agreeing to be decorative!

sweet bay said...

Lovely pictures! Your garden has such a wonderful tropical look. I like the shot of the snake too.

Prospero said...

What a beautiful garden you have! I like to see your Ponytail amid the other plants. I have a small Beaucarnea recurvata and a Beaucarnia stricta. I started them from seed so they are a little slow. That native fern is lovely. Miz Bella also seems to enjoy your little bit of Eden (wasn't it a snake that spoke to Eve?)

Darla said...

You let that snake live in your garden? Heck no!! So, you are saying it is getting close to winter where you live? YOur photos are gorgeous!!

daslaechelndererde said...

Deine grünen Pflanzenimpressionen liebe ich sehr liebe Titania, doch die Schlange hat mich doch ein wenig erschreckt, und wie! Ich glaube, wenn ich in meinem Garten so ein Exemplar antreffen würde, würde man mich bestimmt schreien hören.

Hier ist kürzlich irgendwem eine Riesenschlange entwischt, kannst Dir vorstellen wie die Menschen, die sie entdeckt haben, staunten. Die Polizei, dein Freund und Helfer, musste sie schlussendlich einfangen.

Einige Pflanzen, die Du zeigst, kenne ich nur als Zimmerpflanzen. Was habt ihr denn jetzt für Aussentemperaturen? Es müsste doch nun Spätherbst sein bei Euch, oder nicht?
Liebe Grüsse
Elfe

Roses and stuff said...

I do agree - green is a very restful colour!
Katarina

HappyMouffetard said...

Beuatiful plants and I love your carpet snake.

Janie said...

Your garden is lovely, as always. The reflection shot is great. I like your photo of the carpet snake. It's so interesting that Bella has been in your garden since she was small. It's fun to watch any creature grow, and kind of unique to have a resident snake in the garden!

marie-louise said...

Green is so peaceful. Lovely pictures. Love ML

MedaM said...

Titania, I always enjoy looking at the photos of your garden full of various plants and flowers. You even have a little pond in it. I can only dream about such beautiful garden around my home. But, when I came to the last photo I was taken aback!!! :-)) I couldn’t believe my eye that I saw a snake in your garden; in your own garden. :-o Last Sunday when I was in the wood with my husband I saw a slow-worm that only looks like snake but I was excited as if it had been some poisoned snake. I managed to take its photo, anyway. :-)

D'Rimba said...

Please come to me the greeny be by my side forever..........

Sunita said...

I'm green with envy just looking at your photos right now! Everything looks so lush and green. Miz Bella looks very comfortable too. I bet she's great at getting rid of unwanted guests ;D

vincibene said...

Beautiful green series and than the big end! ;-)
An die Schlangen müsste ich mich in Australien wirklich erst sehr gewöhnen.

LG
Chris

NatureStop said...

What a great posta nd definitely green is good and we love your green garden:)

Maria said...

How beautiful! I love all your green plants in your garden! What about the carpet snake - I think I would be afraid of her! :))

Titania said...

Diane, I am glad you feel already better just take care and easy. It is pretty cold here, how is it your way.

Susan thank you for your nice comment on the colour green.

Thank you Sweetbay.

Prospero thank you for your visit, I think I have to google that one!

Darla, first of June is the beginning of winter here and it lasts until the first of September which is the beginning of spring, it is vise versa in the Antipodes.

Liebe Elfe, Miz Bella ist ganz harmlos, sie ist am gluecklichsten wenn man sie in Ruhe laesst!
Am ersten Juni war Winter Anfang. Im Moment ist es fuer uns kalt am Morgen und Abends, tagsueber scheint die Sonne und waermt alles auch mich!

Titania said...

Thank you to all the dear visitors to my garden for your kind and thoughtful comments.

Charlotte said...

This makes great reading! Love the blog!

Jean said...

Good Morning from foggy humid Tennessee! Love your blog..your picture and your comments. I must confess that finding a carpet boa in my garden amongst the flowers would send me flying back to the house. I am glad you are on good terms with the boa! Visited Oz several years ago..such an interesting and beautiful country. Enjoyed my visit here today and I will return to read more.

Titania said...

Charlotte, thank you for your kind comment.

Jean, Thank you for your visit and comment. You are so welcome.
As you have visited Australia, I post on my other blog "thisandthat"
"My World."

Ann said...

Is that lethargic non slithering "thing" your family pet? Is she more active in summer. Do you have to feed her?

Did you watch the Aussie SPCA show where a man kept his snake and the wife rang the spca?

When I was young, I was very brave and not scared of snakes.

Now, I am a scary cat. Luckily, there are NO snakes in New Zealand.

Green is good.

Titania said...

Hi Ann, no, Miz Bella is not a pet, she happens to live in our garden since many years. I guess because she has good hiding spots and is left to her own devices. From time to time she shows herself. She might also visit the neighbours gardens, but luckily they are oblivious to that. I do not like to have a poisonous snakes in the garden, but I guess I am oblivious of that, they come and go.

Ann said...

You are like my Sri Lankan friends in Singapore. They had a thin green grass snake among their plants in their balcony. They just co existed. The snake has a bright green jade colour. But you can't get me to sit there and have a cup of tea.

We lived in the University which was a jungle before, and we had many slithering visitors.Most unfortunately visit the wrong places and get an encounter with the pest control.

Inkivääri said...

Yes, it is! So beautiful every kind of green and models of leaves:) But that snake, I'm afraid of it and cousins of it8]

A World in a PAN said...

So many greens!!!

Maria Berg said...

I like snakes - but not my husband do not, so we can not have one.

Is it a wild one or is it yours?
All green is nice,
MB with the ladybird.

Titania said...

Thank you to all the visitors.

LadyFi said...

That carpet snake is beautiful!

Barbara said...

Liebe Titana, endlich kann ich dich wieder virtuell besuchen und deinen grünen Wintergarten bewundern. Allerdings bei der Schlange scrolle ich schnell weiter (sie sind zwar schön gezeichnet), auch wenn ich weiss, sie springt mich nicht an ;-) ! Vor den Schlangen hatte unsere Tochter am meisten Angst in Australien. Gibt es deren tatsächlich so viele?
Liebe Sommergrüsse aus der verregneten Schweiz,
Barbara

Sue said...

Yes, green is a good color in the garden. I like the role snakes play, too. If we didn't have them, we would end up with all kinds of other critters to contend with.