Friday, April 12, 2013

No drooping or you're out.....!


Although the weather here in Perth is probably what most people would call perfect for most of the year, our summers do seem to be getting hotter with longer periods of high temperatures. Thankfully there are some flowering plants that not only survive the heat but actually flourish in it, providing they get a bit of water that is.. Here are a few that I took yesterday in my garden..my sister in law always says she would hate to be a plant in my garden, the first sign of a droop and you're whipped out, not true, most of my plants have been around for many years :) Above and below I'm sure you'll recognise the Dahlia ' Mystic'. It's only when you shoot macro's that you realize just how complex the 'innards' of a flower can be....
Another super easy to look after tough little beauty is the Portulaca Sun Jewels below, they look fabulous in big pots..if you look a bit closer at the shot on the right you'll see this flower had a teensy 'alien' looking visitor..don't you love these unexpected surprises.....
To be honest I only discovered the Mona Lavender below this year, and I see on searching for the link that this particular plant is a relatively new species. It's made up of many spikes of tiny lavender coloured little flower heads and looks stunning....
The intense splash of colour from the tiny Blue Lobelia flower is a pleasing sight in the garden, according to the growing info on this little gem, they flower in spring, autumn and winter, not so much in summer, I beg to differ, this cheery wee face has been smiling all through summer and is still going strong, maybe it heard the strict 'no drooping or you're out' rumour :) Every garden needs a pussy cat oui! unfortunately Syd isn't my cat, she lives around the corner..but she visits every morning for breakfast and a cuddle..nice! Friday (CUBIFA) once again, hope it's a good one, take care...p.s. hectic day, catch up tomorrow.....




43 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowers, beautiful colours:) I am greeting

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  2. It's grey here with on and off snow so this was a great post to open today, Grace!

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  3. I adore these bursts of color - so cheering and such beautiful blooms! You've a mega-green thumb! Not to mention mega-lovely captures all, love the macro shots! Too bad Syd isn't your cat, but daily visits are sweet too:)

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  4. I love the colours in your garden! They make me feel so happy. :))

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  5. Yep, gray and pouring rain --- again!!! So I really enjoyed your colorful flowers today and what great pics!!! I love the detail you capture!! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

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  6. That lavender looks pretty stunning. It would probably only survive in my garden because it's so obviously not a possible weed.

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  7. All those flowers are so refreshing for the mind and a pleasure for eyes!
    I like your little kitty visitor, cute!

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  8. Un feu d'artifice de couleurs florales...

    Pierre

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  9. Wow, wonderful macros, Grace, so many colorful flowers!

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  10. Wonderful Work. Flowers, cities, streets...
    Nice photos.
    Congratulations.
    Kisses from Brazil

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  11. Awww, beautiful flowers! It should be green over here, too, but still the trees are naked, there are no flowers, Spring plays hide and seek and wins.
    Oh, and that cat! So cute! FTemgG (From Thursday evening, many greetings, Grace)

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  12. Very beautiful photos of different flowers!

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  13. Lovely macro shots Grace with awesome colours. I really like the mona lavender!

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  14. These really make me long for Spring and Summer. And Syd looks so cute!

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  15. Fantastic series of images, very beautiful!

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  16. We are still waiting for some flowers, thanks you gave me some to look at.

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  17. Beautiful flowers. I am slowly finding the right plants for our climate.

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  18. Nice series of flower photos. I used to shoot a lot of snaps like these a few years ago.

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  19. Gorgeous flowers, Grace. And quite a cute kitty, but then I'm biased.

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  20. Wonderful colours indeed and yes, a great jungle for the cat to play in. Please have a good Friday ahead.

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  21. beautiful macros...love that cat!

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  22. Wow! You are quite a gardener, Grace. Another skill uncovered . . .

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  23. So cheerful; love yellow blossoms!

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  24. Love that first picture. It looks like a tropical sea monster.

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  25. Who has 'green thumbs' then? Hip, hip, hooray for the rain!! Don't be too busy today - take time to smell the flowers.

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  26. These are some happy looking flowers.

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  27. LOVE that top shot!!! And Syd is quite handsome...lovely florals!!! I started to say Spring colors...and then I remembered you're entering fall!!! I wish we had some of this color!!!

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  28. So pretty!
    This is what I´m waiting for.
    The sunflower image is my favorite!:)

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  29. Dear Gracie,
    Amazing post, with Spring energy!And you got a "plus", the black cat is so cute!
    Thanks for these flowers, these colors!
    Hugs
    Léia

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  30. I must take note of some of these hardy plants for my garden .Nice macro too.

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  31. possibly the best way to be owned by a cat is to have one who visits daily ... no vet bills, no finicky eating issues ... just purrs and head butts(?)

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  32. Muchas felicidades por tu blog!!! Me gustan mucho tus fotografías y la forma de representarnos todo lo que vives junto a tu cámara. Visita el mio y dime que opinas. Un abrazo y nos vemos por los blogs.

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  33. Wow, wow, wow. I'm sitting here wishing I had your green thumb. These are all gorgeous.

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  34. Beautiful flowers--I'm a sucker for so many bursts of vivid color. But then, I love that sleek black kitty, too!

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  35. Superbes couleurs. We are longing for flours here, as Spring has only just shown its face! The winter has been quite long here in Europe, so most people are longing for sunshine and heat (and beautiful flowers like yours).
    Bonne fin de semaine! A bientôt.

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  36. Great first shot
    The cats good too...

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  37. Wow Beautiful...Some thing like a botanical Garden. Loving it.
    Have a great weekend.

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  38. Don't get too selfish. There's nothing but whiteness out my window this morning.

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  39. Oh wow - what vibrant and lovely shots! (Still winter here...)

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  40. Gorgeous bloom shots! Funny you have included the black cat. :-)

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