Sunday, October 4, 2009

Today’s Flowers – Pink Geranium and Joey Paws

Hope you are having a nice weekend.

Here are a few photos taken from my garden recently for Today’s Flowers

Geranium © Evelyn Howard 2009

Pink Geranium stands tall in front of a lovely green yucca and various succulent plants in the background.

Joey Paws © Evelyn Howard 2009 Joey Paws © Evelyn Howard 2009Joey Paws © Evelyn Howard 2009

The gorgeous Joey Paw (miniature Kangaroo Paw, or Anigozanthos) is an Australian native. The plant grows up to 18ins/45 cm in full sun or part shade, and is drought tolerant.

Busy weekend

As I am writing this, the sun is setting on a Sunday afternoon in Australia, and the weekend is coming to an end. It has been a busy one for me, with lots to do around gardening. Here’s an account…

Saturday:

  • Attended a “Grow your own herb and vegie” workshop in the morning at a local garden centre,
  • Followed by a trip to the library to borrow a book on succulent,
  • And to the newsagent to buy a magazine on gardening (a free pack of carrot seeds came with it – yay!),
  • Which I enjoyed reading at the hairdresser, and
  • By the time I got home, I was so tired that I rested in front of the TV watching 2 gardening shows, back to back. They were very enjoyable and gave me lots of ideas… LOL, much better than watching Sex In The City.

Sunday:

  • By morning I had had time to process the lesson learnt at the workshop on Saturday, and was really excited. I went to the garden centre again, and I bought some vegetable and herb seedlings (just a few to start), a self-watering pot, soil and fertiliser,
  • I also managed to squeeze in some stationery shopping, and
  • Then I was gardening for most of the afternoon. It was sunny – perfect for a day outdoors. I have added carrots, tomatoes and spring onions to my little “edibles” collection of coriander, basil, thyme, oregano, Vietnamese mint and chilli plants.
  • In addition to that, there was a lot of re-potting and re-positioning of plants.

It was a long but satisfying day. It has been a while since I was able to work on the balcony due to constant rain. There’s still lots to do… But for now, I am rewarding myself with a Beez Neez Beer, which tastes great after an afternoon in the sun… Cheers!

9 comments:

Urban Green said...

You know something? One day, I'm going to steal your plants and your illustrations and run off. I mean it. I wish I was a jumper!
I can't begin to express how amazing those pink geraniums and the slender Joey Paw look.
And sure, you had a busy weekend. Thought it was an ideal weekend and days well-spent. :)

Evelyn Howard said...

@UG: Thanks :)

Judy said...

The geraniums are very well done, but I am amazed at the joey paws! I have never seen them, or heard of them before!! Beautiful!!!

SandyCarlson said...

Your flowers are beautiful.

Julie said...

The Joey Paw is amazing! New to me! Wonder if it would grow here...will have to research!
You had a busy two days! I never got my climbing green beans or my collards planted...maybe tomorrow in the cool evening hours I can get it done! The Beez Nees beer looks so good.

Regina said...

Hello Evelyn such a gorgeous blooms in your garden. Wonderful photos.

Have great week.

Regina

yoon see said...

Wow! Both blooms are so pretty and enchanting!
Thanks and I am so happy to come back for more:)

Evelyn Howard said...

Thanks everyone, have a wonderful week.

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