25 January, 2013

Flowers for my mother

Gathering the January flowers from my garden for Wildflower Wednesday.

Many of the flowers in my garden come from my mother’s Camps Bay garden. White Pelargonium, electric pink Salvia greggeiSantolina in the little hedge, tuberous begonia with its interesting leaves, a tough pair of Aspidistra, a pot of Nerine bulbs, some cymbidiums and King Arthur's slipper, tangerine Bulbine, bluebells and snowdrops.

Pelargoniums, the white and salmon from my mother

Bronze fennel, Thai basil

Plumbago, blue sage
jasmine, Plectranthus neochilus

Bulbine from my mother, Alec's Red
Phyllis van Heerden, white Plumbago

R.I.P. my mother Kathleen Watkins
21st April 1913 to 23rd January 2013

The pink waterlily I bought with my mother
from a nursery in Hout Bay many years ago

For Northern readers who need sun and summer reminders
My mother loved yellow flowers - only hawk-weed today
Granadilla
Plum and figs

This was originally a post in memory of my mother. I've moved that to EEFB for her birthday.

Pictures by Jurg and Diana 
text by Diana Studer
(also on Google Plus)
AKA Diana of  Elephant's Eye
- wildlife gardening in Porterville, 
near Cape Town in South Africa


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Photographs are from Diana Studer or Jurg Studer.
His Panasonic Lumix FZ100 (info from Panasonic)
My Canon PowerShot A490 (info from Canon)

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