Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Succulents photos – taken outside the Melbourne Botanical Gardens

Happy Cactus Monday and I hope you had a nice weekend.

In this post, I’m uploading the remaining succulent photos taken outside the Melbourne Botanical Garden.

Firstly, here is a photo the jogging/walking track where the succulents are planted. The section planted with succulents stretches for about 0.5 km.

Jogging Track, Melbourne Botanical Garden © Evelyn Howard 2009

I am not including photos of Aloes and Agaves, since they were posted earlier in this post: Getting up close to spiky plants – Aloes and Agaves.

I love their different textures, shades of greens and shapes of leaves… For a closer look, click on the images to enlarge.

Succulents © Evelyn Howard 2009

Succulents © Evelyn Howard 2009

Succulents © Evelyn Howard 2009

Succulents © Evelyn Howard 2009

Succulents © Evelyn Howard 2009 Succulents © Evelyn Howard 2009 Succulents © Evelyn Howard 2009

I had a great time looking at and photographing the succulents, and I hope you enjoy the photos.

Grandma and grandpa sculptures

Before I go, I would like to share this photo... I spotted these two sitting in the front yard of a house, enjoying the garden and perhaps watching the world go by… They are life-size, and are occupying the only chair out there. They must be well-loved.

Human sculptures © Evelyn Howard 2009

Have a great week.

Please visit Teri’s Painted Daisies for more Cactus Monday links.


Diane AZ said...

Beautiful succulents of so many shapes and colors. Grandma and grandpa sculptures are fantastic and give the house a warm friendly look.

Tootsie said...

those are some gorgeous photos!!! I love the statues too...I hope you are having a great week...it is really cold here....it was -34C here today...(-28F) and supposed to be even colder tomorrow!!! ugh

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Evelyn: I enjoy these type of plants and some even survive up North.

azplantlady said...

What beautiful succulent photos. I enjoyed your previous post and am glad you posted these as well.

marianne said...

Lovely pictures and that bench is cool!


deepazartz said...

Ev, great succulent pics!!!
Those sculptures are beautiful...very nice:)

Belated HCM!

Sujata said...

Beautiful pictures. Dying to get some succulents myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

Denise said...

Love all these pictures and of grandma and grandpa.

Di said...

Hello Evelyn, I just saw you over at Noelle's blog and wanted to stop by and say hello. Love the succulents, but especially am delighted with your artwork... wonderful lines. Diana

Amy said...

You have a great blog! I really like the variety of succulents and I just bought my first agave a couple of weeks ago. Those sculptures are great. :)

RainGardener said...

Hi Evelyn, Just saw your comment at Di's. When I saw 'succulent' in your title I had to look. I love succulents and have purchased quite a variety now - and the reason was to start doing wreaths. I've been snooping around your posts and saw the beautiful wreath you made. Actually, I picked up a bunch of wire baskets from a wholesale nursery down the road and did my first one. Alot harder to learn on than a wreath I think because of the angle. Now to do a wreath. Ha!
Your pictures are fantastic and I'm going to mark your site so I can keep coming back!!!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Evelyn,
Thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoyed seeing all those cool succulents. The reddish hens and chicks in your first photo are huge! How did you get those circular frames?

Evelyn Howard said...

Thanks everyone for your comments.

@Corner Gardener Sue: Are you referring to the reddish ones in the bottem left corner of the square photo? I had to enlarge to see - I'm quite sure they are aeoniums, but they sure look like hens and chicks (which are amongst my fav varieties).

I made those circular frames in Adobe Illustrator software.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a great post. There is so much variety in that garden. And those carvings of people are pretty convincing!

Stine in Ontario said...

The botanical garden must be a great place to visit. You are making me wish it were spring or summer here so I could be out in my garden. LOL

Evelyn Howard said...

@Stine: I guess I'll have to get into the Botanical Garden sometime with my camera. These were taken outside. I'm not good at walking and prefer to cycle, but I can't do that inside the garden...

magiceye said...

beautiful images!

Princess Sarah said...

Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing


Corner Gardener Sue said...

I just Googled aeoniums, and yes, those on the left are what I was referring to. They do look like hens and chicks. They are great looking plants.

Teri C said...

Just gorgeous plants and your photos have captured that beauty so well!!
Love those sculptures!


Jenea said...

Very beautifull!!!!

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