Saturday, September 25, 2010

A few more from the Melbourne Botanical Gardens

I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of visiting the gardens and taking photos there. Hope you enjoy these. 

Aloe flowers © Evelyn Howard 2010

Aloe blooms

Echeveria Mauna loa © Evelyn Howard 2010

Echeveria “Mauna Loa” – such an exotic name

Echeveria baron bold © Evelyn Howard 2010

Echeveria “baron bold” – I love this variety very much.

© Evelyn Howard 2010

Sedum rubrotinctum

© Evelyn Howard 2010

Senecio – these always look neat

© Evelyn Howard 2010

Crassula coccinea

 Swan © Evelyn Howard 2010

This birdie was watching me, or maybe he wants his photo taken…

Melbourne © Evelyn Howard 2010

Finally, here’s a view of the city from the gardens, with Eureka Tower on the left (the world's tallest residential tower with 92 storeys) and Government House (with flag. This is the office and official residence of the governor).

Hope you are having a nice weekend.

7 comments:

rohrerbot said...

Incredible detail and color on those succlents....I am slllllooowwwwlllly working my way into the succulent world....they are not like the cacti world and they they do not like to be overwatered....I don't know the middle ground of watering for these plants as I ALWAYS kill them....if anything, succulents are stuck between both those worlds.

Rainforest Gardener said...

I love the succulent photos, not to mention the birdie!

L.W.Roth, said...

Fantastic color in the photographs! I love the first one; it's a painting.
I had a Jade plant once that deteriorated to mush from over-watering. Now I've got a Christmas cactus, which I think is actually a succulent? It blooms a couple of times a year: November/December and again in February/ March. It and I are getting along great with regards to water. It's getting huge.

Ann said...

I wish my kids have the same interest as you and me, so we can go to the Botanical gardens.

Julie said...

Gorgeous!!!

origa-me said...

I love succulents, love your blog, found you via Dosanko Debbie. I'm in newcastle NSW.Until recently I have grown hundreds for charity (PLAN) but gave them all away owing to ill health. Still have a good collection though. I will link to you on my blog if that's ok?

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Wonderful shots of some of my favorite succulents!

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