Sunday, October 25, 2009

Today’s Flowers: Some photos from the neighbourhood

I took a walk around the neighbourhood with my camera this morning. It was a lovely sunny morning.

I found these gorgeous orange and yellow flowers. I am not sure the name of these plants (maybe you do?). They were planted by the council, so I guess they must be low-maintenance and hardy.

Orange flower © Evelyn Howard, 2009

Yellow flower © Evelyn Howard, 2009

Yellow flower © Evelyn Howard, 2009

The secret to good looking herbs… keep them ornamental

The beautiful rosemary belongs to a cafe, which my husband and I go for breakfast. The cafe has lovely indoor herbs – mint, thyme, basil - in baskets, buckets and boxes. They always look healthy even though they were kept indoors. Last week, I decided to uncover the secret. The waiter said the herbs are ornamental. When they look a bit old and sad, they go to the back garden or into the kitchen. They are then replaced with new pots from the nursery…. doh! I should have known!

Rosemary herb in a pot © Evelyn Howard, 2009


Thanks for reading. Have a happy week ahead.

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Diane AZ said...

Those flowers are pretty. They look like what we call African Daisies that grow quite well in the desert. That healthy herb looks like Rosemary which I have trouble growing because I tend to over water herbs. Lovely photos!

Julie said...

These daiusy-like sunflowery looking blooms look similar to my Mexxican Sunflowers in their cheery blooms!

I HAD read your comment about the oyster plant...I had not ever heard the other name before...thats cool. It took me so long to find the name of this because there wasn't much about it at all (on the internet) 2 years ago when I was looking for info!

Terri said...

Yes, they look like some sort of daisy. Beautiful colors, so cheery! Rosemary is one of my very favorite herbs to smell.

Annie said...

Ah, I was going to call those flowers Gazanias...

will have to check on google...

yes, it looks like I could be right...if you type Gazanias into google..and then click on "images" up the top ...then it will bring up some photos for you...looks very similar to yours...

Lilli & Nevada said...

Nothing is better than to take a walk and find such beauties

Carletta said...

Lovely little bursts of sunshine!
If I tried growing herbs I'd probably need to buy new plants too. :)
Carletta’s Captures.

Nance said...

Lovely yellow flowers, they are like a burst of sunshine!
I love rosemary in pork and ... in cookies! ;)

guild-rez said...

Lovely pictures of Gazanias.
Thanks for sharing,

wenn said...

hi..that's lovely..


Your flowers are like sunshine in my dark corner of the world! It has been dark an hour now....and the time is only 5 in the afternoon!
Beautiful photos! :)

Stine in Ontario said...

Very pretty colour that goes so well wiyh its own foliage.

Maya said...

I am sure they are Gazanias you can get them in lots of different colours and foliage. We have them here as well along the verges as they don't need a lot of water.

chubskulit said...

The Rosemary looks great!

Here's my first TF entry. Hope you can come by!

Jama said...

Gorgeous color of the Daisy!

Life Ramblings said...

beautiful blooms but i like the rosemary best though. have a wonderful week.

Urban Green said...

Beautiful colors! I love that bucket plant. Quite cool.

Arija said...

I wonder where in Oz you are, here in S.A. these Gazanias are a proclaimed weed and although very beautiful, definitely frowned upon by the council.

yoon see said...

Wow! Darling plant, so healthy and so lifely!
Thanks for sharing and I have so much joy to start my day:)

Evelyn Howard said...

I found out the Gazania is an African Daisy. Thank you all for your comments, and for identifying the plants.

@Arija: Photos are taken in Port Melbourne.
@Urban Green: I do too - the old bucket sure adds a nice touch
@Nance: rosemary in cookies...mmm, savoury ones?

Gbex said...

I love It!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Well, I just learned something! I could tell they were gazanias, and was reading comments to see if they were identified. I didn't know they were a type of African daisy. That rosemary does look good in that window. I hope when they switch them out that they go ahead and use some of the old plant.

I enjoyed reading your other posts on the page and looking at your wonderful photos. I always eat my lettuce thinnings. Yours sure are pretty! My son would love your recipe.

Thanks for your comment on my blooms post.

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