Rainbow Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.


Friday, August 17, 2012

SPRING IS IN THE AIR

Our weather is warming up and the garden is waking up. I'm not clever with names of plants, I just enjoy growing tough ones. Ones that can tolerate me leaving them to look after themselves when we go away. 
Here are some grevillea :





Some Banksia :

Some Camellias:



19 comments:

Red Nomad OZ said...

I've seen wildflowers like I've never seen before over here in Western Australia!! They almost make up for the spring storms ...

Have a great weekend!

RoeH said...

SO pretty. Would love to go there and see it all.

Filip and Kristel said...

Don't worry about the names, I have the same problem. Great pictures.

Greetings,
Filip

Fun60 said...

The flowers are beautiful especially the camelias.Thank-you for your comments about the weather warming up that was music to my ears!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We used to grow camellias (when we had our house in Oregon)....yours are beautiful. The other flower is totally new to me and it's lovely. I like your "tough plants" (at first I thought you meant exotic plants that were hard to grow -- I like your kind of tough better!)


Happy Spring!

Susan said...

It matters not a jot about names! Such a wonderful display Diane. I especially love the Grevilleas, their delicate tendrils - it always amazes me just how tough they are :D)

Colin (HB) said...

Diane, you have certainly got great
Camellias! Sometimes not the easiest to grow.
My pots of them, and they were my pride and joy, that I had downstairs mysteriously disappeared about 2005! The thieves obviously had a trailler attached to their vehicle and there must have been at least two strong people to get them away.
That was the end of my camellia growing and I still fume about it.
Coming home from work and to see a big empty space was not the best for my temper!
Cheers
Colin

Joan Elizabeth said...

What a great selection of grevillias. Some of our camelliias have any more flowers than usual this year.

Gattina said...

They are beautiful, whatever name they have ! We finally have summer weather 30°C today !

George said...

I love your beautiful 'tough' plants. Your photos are wonderful.

MTWaggin said...

Love seeing all your different kinds of flora!

Marja said...

Gorgeous flowers and so many of them. I have noticed the first blossom and saw lots of daffodils. Oh I love spring. still waiting for the sun

Dianne said...

Lovely clear captures with muted back-grounds ... aren't our Canon's clever!!

Carletta said...

You sound like me Diane - the tougher the plant the better. I like the color they provide but without the work. :)
Lovely shots!

To think you are heading into summer and we're heading into fall and winter. Really brings home how far away you are.

Evelyn Howard said...

Lovely. Wish I have your weather. It's not yet warming up in Melb - in fact it's been very cold!

eileeninmd said...

AHHH, Spring. You are so lucky, we are headed into fall soon. I lvoe your beautiful blooms. Lovely photos.

Michele said...

How lively!

Michele said...

How lively!

Titania said...

Diane, yes they all are tough and beautiful, even the camellias are quite undemanding. I have tried some native plants from Western A. but it is to humid and wet clay soil in my garden, hopeless. Your native plants look really healthy and lovely colours, also like the camellias.

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