Friday, August 20, 2010

After the holidays

Sorry that I seem to have been MIA for a while. I have been on holidays. I am glad to say that the garden had survived well without me. So I am learning that perhaps I should not meddle with the plants as much as I did before.

Kangaroo paw © Evelyn Howard 2010

It’s winter down under and there isn’t much sun on my balcony, but my kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos) above welcomed me home with lovely red/orange blooms.

Sedum Gold Mound © Evelyn Howard 2010

Also on the positive side, my sedum gold mound was loving the rain and have grown a lot in my absence

Chilli and sedum © Evelyn Howard 2010

I couldn’t believe that my chilli plant is still bearing fruits. Oh, those poor leaves. In the same pot, the sedum is having a ball, and loving the wet.

Sedeveria © Evelyn Howard 2010

A few days after I came home, it hailed while I was in the gym. When I got home, I realised my succulents have been affected. This is a photo I took this morning…

Jade plant © Evelyn Howard 2010

And another.

Agave © Evelyn Howard 2010

And another. It is too depressing. Most of my succulents look sad, so I’ll stop at this last sad photo.

 Jelly Beans © Evelyn Howard 2010

On the brighter side, this little baby which was exposed to the hail looks ok.

Geranium © Evelyn Howard 2010

Looks like the geranium is happy too.

Coriander © Evelyn Howard 2010

And my coriander is greeting the world.



I was wondering if I should have titled this post “The good, the bad and the ugly”…

Have a happy weekend.

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SandyCarlson said...

Your garden thrives. Thanks for sharing these. God bless.

noel said...

aloha evelyn,

wow, this is my first time to your garden blog....that sounds bizarre to get hail and them affecting your succulents...oooh poor echeverias...they look sad :( might want to move them now in more covered area during this timeframe.

thanks for sharing that with us today

Carletta said...

Hope you had a wonderful holiday Evelyn!
Your plants are gorgeous. I especially love the shot of the chili plant and the geranium.
Must have been some big hail to do that much damage.

SandwichINK Real Estate Info said...

How pretty! I loved your chili plant! My senior mom would love this for a gardening project!

Julie said...

So sorry to hear about the hail. Goodness! Glad you are home safely! Looked like you had a wonderful time by all your lovely posts! See ya round...Julie

Suzy said...

You have such a pretty winter garden :-) Love the sedum in the colander! Neat, colorful idea.

Tootsie said...

you make it look so easy to grow these beautiful plants!!! I don't have a lot of luck with succulents...but you certainly do!

yoon see said...

Happy plants awaiting their owner to be backed!
That just great, they are your sweet babies!

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