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Old February 15th, 2011, 07:07 PM
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Some images from last month seeing I got sidetracked by the floods. An orange daylily; the rose at the head of Susie's grave, named Best Friend, and an unusual almost limey yellow sunflower.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 07:15 PM
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Daylily, dahlia, and a sunny sunflower again.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 07:28 PM
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Gladioli which were a freebie with another plant order. Such nice big ones that maybe I'll actually buy some.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 07:39 PM
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This first flower is from a shrub given to me, Grewia occidentalis. It has pink sepals the same size and colour as the petals, making it appear 10 petalled.

The humble African Daisy, and finally the more exotic Oriental lily.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 07:47 PM
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GF thanks for the pick me up, love the lilies and roses...makes me think about my cottage garden under over 2 feet of snow. But soon they will start poking their heads out again and then all the yard work begins.
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The daylily again, less cluttered background. A lovely Shasta Daisy , and I think the rose is either Yellow Charles Austin or Graham Thomas, both DA roses.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 07:50 PM
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wow those are gorgeous!!! thanks for posting them, gives me hope that spring is on the way
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Old February 15th, 2011, 07:57 PM
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Sorry for this repeat(and repeat) but Best Friend is a beautifully photogenic rose.
Nice yellow gladi, and one of my favorite roses, Belle Story.(DA).
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Old February 15th, 2011, 08:07 PM
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When the tail end of Cyclone Anthony hit Victoria and we got very humid windy wet weather, and floods, these (tropical) rain lilies burst into flower overnight.

Another gladi' , and one of the two types of Rudbekia(sp?) I have flowering.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 08:20 PM
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This is The Pilgrim, another David Austin rose. Then we have some of the Icebergs in their temporary(?) home. Plans change so much in the garden. Final one is Salvia Joan.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 08:30 PM
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First the beautiful rose, Makybe Diva.

Gladi of course.

Finally a most unusual geranium/pelargonium. The stems to the left of the flower is almost all the plant consists of, with an occassional small leaf. I forget its proper name.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 08:42 PM
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Okay, now I'm into February and really there isn't much to show, simply because I get swarmed by mozzies every time I go outside and would rather not be there. I'm also researching part of my Family Tree and that takes a lot of time.

First a bright cheery Gerbera to brighten up your snow filled days. Then two roses, Lady of Megginch and Lichfield Angel.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 08:48 PM
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Some firsts for me now, my first Leopard Lily Flower, and my first ever Frangipani, named Pink Feather Dove. Both these are from the tropics, but with la Nina, or maybe global warming , I have been able to get them to flower in our temperate zone. The last photo, Asters, well, I have never grown them before either.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 08:56 PM
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I have a small 'hot' bed, where yellows, oranges, reds are put and took this photo there, the second type of Rudbekia I am growing, not realising that my capture included a big stick insect. Can you see him?
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Old February 15th, 2011, 09:09 PM
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Doggy Lover, I'll look forward to seeing your garden growing again. And yours, Melinda. After living here (I won't say how many years, LOL ) such a long time, I think I'd go crazy if I shifted to a cold country and had to be without a year round garden. They say that global warming here means the tropics are going to shift gradually southwards. I may not be alive to see that but this summer may mean we could have this sort of humid wet summer more often in my lifetime. Less chance of bushfires maybe - you have to look for a bright side.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 06:32 AM
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oh I see him!!! *L* isn't that cool, do they eat the flowers? or destroy them in anyway??
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Old February 16th, 2011, 09:20 AM
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Goldfields,beautiful flowers
As for the winter here,it's not that badwell....
It means,come spring and Tulips,Daffodils and Hyacinths start coming out of the ground,I am soooo happy,checking every day for progress.
If everything was blooming all year,it would not be that exiting..I think
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Old February 16th, 2011, 09:21 AM
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I'm not sure but I thought they ate other insects, Melinda. Here he is again, watching me this time, he seems to like hanging upside down. If we keep meeting like this I'll have to give him a name.

This rose, for anyone interested, is Red Intuition.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 09:28 AM
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Thank you for a piece of your summer. We just started another cold spell here -22c at the moment. Your flowers are beautiful, I am very fond of Glads and yours are very pretty. patti
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Old February 16th, 2011, 09:30 AM
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Oh, I can't wait for summer . Not that I'll get any beautiful flowers like you have 'cause the deer eat them all , but at least it will be warm
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Old February 16th, 2011, 09:52 AM
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Patti, pleased you like the gladi's. I'm sitting here at some ridiculous hour of the morning, should have been asleep hours ago, and I have the evaporative cooler on, it's that warm and humid. -22C ! Yikes!! That is unreal, all my joints ache just thinking about such cold. Must go to bed now, I think I tracked down the ship my great-great grandfather travelled on from Britain in 1870 - Yay!! - so that's enough research into our family history for tonight. Goodnight all.
L4H, not sure I'd care about a garden if we could have deer visiting. Lucky you.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 10:06 AM
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that is such a neat pic, I'm thinking you should name him "Cane".....meaning a walking stick *L*
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Old February 16th, 2011, 05:40 PM
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Good name, Melinda. Cane has walked off somewhere, didn't see him this morning, but he may be waiting for some sunshine or warmth.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 05:51 PM
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Goldfields,beautiful flowers
As for the winter here,it's not that badwell....
It means,come spring and Tulips,Daffodils and Hyacinths start coming out of the ground,I am soooo happy,checking every day for progress.
If everything was blooming all year,it would not be that exiting..I think
Nearly missed this, Chico2, sorry. I think we all, down here, still get excited by Spring's arrival, but yes, it'd have to more eagerly awaited in the real cold countries. I wish I was somewhere cooler so I could grow tulips.I look forward very much to my bearded irises blooming each Spring instead. Daffodils and Hyacinths do okay here. Because I haven't gardened with any enthusiasm in the past, my Winter garden is even worse than my Summer one, but I hope to rectify that.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 08:39 PM
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Well, it's the last day of Summer and it's been the best(wettest on record) Summer ever in this State. I was woken by heavy rain this morning and the sound of it overflowing the spouting, 34.5ml, and there's been a bit more I haven't measured yet. I went out to put the frangipanis under cover, for the pots to drain, and about a dozen beautiful Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos flew over , making it a special day. They returned in bigger numbers to a tree in one of our paddocks, quite a treat to see that many.
A cheery start now for the last day, an orange Cosmos. Then a beautiful bloom that Kronenboug put on display, but if anyone knows this rose, it should not be that colour, so my third photo will be something near the correct colour. I love it either way.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 09:02 PM
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Gaura lindheimeri.
Our pomegranate tree, heavily loaded this year.
Sun Blessed.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 09:21 PM
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Amongst the Echiums, a clump of Belladonna lilies.
Apricot Nectar.
Verbena.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 09:29 PM
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I have a few yellow roses. This is St Patrick whose buds start out quite greenish (of course) before it goes yellow.
Statice in different colours.
Mary Rose.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 09:41 PM
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I am pretty good at killing Gerberas if they are potted so I shoved them into a garden bed where they have since thrived, probably very glad to be out of my clutches. LOL.
The lovely single rose, Sally Holmes, and the vibrant Ashram. The description of this rose said bright old gold colour but on the tag I'm sure it said colours of the outback, and that would be spot on. Quite eye catching.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 09:53 PM
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Our loaded William pear tree, netted against attack by pretty little (hungry and destructive) bright green lorikeets.
A humble carnation.
The beautiful Pierre de Ronsard.
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