Today I choose to bring the foreign exotic commonorgarden flowers. Around the 25th will be the wildflowers growing in my garden.
What is most visible now, more so since the pecan is down, is the Japanese flowering quince. A flaming coral torch that takes my breath away, as it startles me, every time I see it.
|Japanese flowering quince|
Basil and lavender seem to bloom year round. Weeding mindfully, around the roses, I found a handful of peedie lavender shrublets.
Amongst our many daisies, these two are commonorgarden not indigenous/native. White daisy - Shasta, Leucanthemum?? Dianthus fits my Spring Promise theme, anything pink, preferably with glaucous blue foliage as well. Prunus nigra I see has today opened the first of its flowers. Never mind spring on the First of September. Why wait? Today we have a warm berg wind, promising a little rain on Thursday, while New Zealand has roads closed due to snow.
|Prunus nigra, Dianthus|
white and pink daisies
These are the last of the roses.
|Dainty Bess, Chaim Soutine|
Sheila's Perfume, Anna's Red, Perfume Passion
Winter and the garden looks lush and subtropical. Enjoying balmy days, cool nights, and hoping for the next rain. Friday’s post will be up the mountain looking at proteas.
by Diana of Elephant's Eye
- wildlife gardening in Porterville,
near Cape Town in South Africa
(If you mouse over brown text,
it turns shriek pink. Those are my links.)