We had a good wet winter and the garden sings in October flowers.
|Plectranthus neochilus with Dimorphotheca jucunda|
This poem can be read in 2 languages without any translation.
Simply focus a bilingual mind on either language.
Indigenous/native or foreign/exotic.
My Stories Begin as Letters
My pen is my wonderland.
Word water in my hand.
In my pen is wonder ink.
Stories sing. Stories sink.
My stories loop. My stories stop.
My pen is my wonder mop.
Drink letters. Drink my ink.
My pen is blind. My stories blink.
Net vier uit elke honderd mense besef*
(*for non-Afrikaans speakers = only 4 in a 100 people realise)
that this can be read in Afrikaans and English
(Ad by Joe Public) Pendorings 2013
|3 nameless exotic iris with Campanula carpatica|
September’s plum blossom is little cherries on Prunus nigra. Now apple blossom stars. The tiny lime tree needed its overenthusiastic burden of teensy fruit thinned.
|Foreign apple blossom, lemon tree|
nasturtiums and Chinese jasmine
Melianthus is fiercely defended by one Mr Weaver who is determined that this is all MINE. When he is elsewhere the others dash in and claim their share.
My nasturtiums have remembered that they began life as a fancy variety gifted with a gardening magazine. From almost yellow to russet.
Blue Felicia separates the Blue and Purple Border and the Karoo Koppie. Mauve vygie bush was quite covered in flowers. Pink pelargoniums dance across the garden like butterflies.
I trimmed the Searsia (was Rhus) retrieving our line of mountain borrowed scenery. Gold, bronze and russet hearts on the Hibiscus tiliaceus, whose leaves continually fade to glory.
|Pruning tools, Searsia trees|
Hibiscus tiliaceus leaf, garden posy
Today we had a brief fierce thunderstorm so I dashed out to rescue the roses, the doubles which would be shattered by a downpour. Now we have 3 great bunches of roses!
|Pearl of Bedfordview, Great North|
Black Prince, Dainty Bess
Sunny calm before the storm and the view from the tall living room windows, where we take tea at Paradise and Roses.
|Looking at Paradise and Roses from our living room window|
Wildflower Wednesday is hosted by Gail @ Clay and Limestone in Tennessee.
text by Diana Studer
(on Google Plus)
AKA Diana of Elephant's Eye
- wildlife gardening in Porterville,
near Cape Town in South Africa
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