Saturday, 11 July 2009

Colours the Spice of Life:

Purple.....Tibouchina
Orange.....Rose
Pink.....Madagascar Periwinkle
Red.....Hippeastrum

Yellow.....Sedum


Blue.....Dichorisandra thyrisflora




Believe it 0r not:
More grows in the garden than the gardener sows.
Old Spanish proverb.

25 comments:

easygardener said...

What a great display. I do love colour in the garden. Foliage can be enjoyable too - but colour provides the excitement for me.

Debbie's Garden said...

I feel like I just visited a rainbow. the colors are beautiful and vibrant. Its dark and rainy here so this was a treat.

diane said...

Beautiful Colours in your garden and in winter too. Your plants flower before mine even in the same area of QLD. My garden gets a lot of shade in winter That is probably why.
Blogger, Denise, had some flowers at her son's wedding that she didn't know what they are called. I thought you might be able to help her. I thought they looked like a type of Banksia but I'm not sure and would they have them in USA? Here is her post site:
http://anenglishgirlrambles.blogspot.com/2009/07/flowers-at-reception.html

Prospero said...

Titania, I'm always impressed when I see someone growing Tibouchina. I really must get one! Your sedum is lovely (I love any and all succulents) and I don't know the Dichorisandra (but it makes a great show).

PS My baby Tilladsias are in vermiculite now, doing ok.

Roses and stuff said...

Sparkling colours to brighten my day! And I love that proverb - so very true...everywhere I look there are weeds...
Katarina

Titania said...

easygardener; thank you for your visit. I love the strong colours how they stand out and make a statement.

Debbie's Garden; Thank you Debbie. I think the strong colours have a place in the garden. They certainly have in my garden.

Diane; thank you Diane. We had to cut many trees because it was just getting to dark in the garden. Unfortunately two huge silky oaks, one big Poinciana and a very tall Chinese doll had to go. I am always very reluctant to cut a tree. I still have two areas were tall trees can grow!

Prospero, thank you. Tibouchinas are wonderful and there are so many to choose from, Kathleen is a wonderful open shrub with pink flowers. Alstonville was bred on the far North coast of New south Wales. It is one of the best. The one in the photo has huge flowers but I do not know its name. Jules is a dwarf one and makes a great show. I am sure there are some in your country I do not know. They all respond well to pruning.

Katarina, so true!

sweet bay said...

You have every color of the rainbow! I especially like Dichorisandra thyrisflora -- such lovely flowers.

Gail - Fort Rock Glimpses said...

Titania I love that old Spanish proverb. It is so true. Enjoyed your rainbow of flowers!

Janie said...

You do have amazing color in your garden. You must lead a very spicy life!

April said...

What a beautiful and varied array of colours in your garden! The orange rose is lovely. Great proverb, too - so true.

Sue said...

Yes, those are lovely colors! I'm not familiar with several of them. They sure are pretty!

Alice said...

Beautiful colours. Often we need to look at them in isolation to really appreciate their colours.

More colour than in my cold Canberra garden as the moment.

Kanak Hagjer said...

I just love your colours! The first and the last~~~~stunning!!

Frances said...

Hi Titania, what fabulous colors! Some of the plants are unfamiliar, but I do know those colors. Love them all. :-)
Frances

Bonnie Bonsai said...

I can live with those spices Titania. Beautiful flowers around your garden complete with scientific names.

Will you visit me here please?

Thank You very much.

NatureStop said...

What a refreshing post with your beautiful and vibrant blooms.

Murgelchen94 said...

Hello Titania,
thank´s for visit, but the Magnolia must die.
LG,
Helga

Pia K said...

Wonderful flowers, as always! And yes, in my garden a whole lot of lot grows without me sowing...

Pietro said...

Titania, this is a fine and very enjoyable sequence of pictures. It's so interesting you've written the name of each flower!

Sunita said...

What a eyeful, Trudi! if this is what your winter is like what must your spring / summer be like!
That Dichorisandra is so pretty. What a lovely blue.

A World in a PAN said...

What lovely pictures of your flowers! I have discovered new ones, learned the names of some, and thouroughly enyoed the visit.

HaBseligkeiten said...

.....bunt ist gesund :)
Grüßle, Heidi

Barbara said...

Nebst deinen bunten Blumen hat es mir das spanische Sprichwort sehr angetan. Beim Lesen dachte ich bloss "wie wahr", erlebe ich doch jedesmal wenn ich im Garten werkele, dass ich auf etwas Neues stosse. Wind und Vögel sei Dank....sofern es kein hartnäckiges Wildkraut ist, dem ich seit einem Monat versuche den Garaus zu machen ;-) !!
Liebe Sommergrüsse,
Barbara

guild-rez said...

I love the last flower - Dichorisandra thyrisflora. Wonderful colour. Nice scent too?? I am surprised that all your plants flower during the winter?
We shovel snow;-(

guild-rez said...

My post.. fungi in the garden.
We live in very beautiful park like setting along the shoreline of Lake Ontario with a lot of trees. Aquifers below the some areas provide an underground layer of water-bearing permeable clay. The result is that many different lichens, mosses and other fungi grow on many surfaces.
Hope fungi will grow on your trees as well, but they need moisture!!
LG Gisela