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Monday, 13 August 2012
Sunday and flower meandering
I was out early in the garden this morning. This most peculiar plant, I call a "weed" has just grown into something looking like out of "Jack and the Beanstalk"..its growing like mad. I know its a weed, what kind I have no idea. In a strange way I like it. I have'nt seen one before. I decided to jusst let it grow. As you can see, it has tine little yellow flowers.. While taking the photos , and then having my morning tea. I decided that it was time for me to pay a visit to our local garden nursery. Its about three quarters of an hour away. I enjoy going there once in a while, and thought today was the perfect day.
another view of the weed plant.. the white flower does not belong to it.
This tree intrigued me. It was at the entrance to the nursery. some kind of pods were growing on it.
a beautiful lilac orchid..I think! I wanted to bring it home..but it needs indoor care, I'm not set up for indoor plants.
A fish pond at the entrance.. fish were jumping all over. I remember, when the owner Dona Tina and her husband made this. A simple way really. Just made with plastic liner, with some floating lilies on it.
This hand carved stone piece with two birds on it, caught my eye. My purse needed much more to buy it. Its beautiful ..hand made by a local artist.
Some strange cactus hanging plant
petunias.. foto somewhat blurred.
I forgot the name of these fern type palms.. so beautiful.
got my eye on this creeper
Tina has some great vases, great shapes too.
ornamental cabbage. I am thinking about it!
Snow White and the 7 dwarfes.. for a special children's garden.
I am thinking about making a cactus area.. for next season. What do you think about cactus plants. I am not sure. Maybe with some white stones around them.
lots of lovely bushes to choose from
I brought home "Freddy the frog".. i am going to call him Freddy. He looks very happy. I bought a yellow rose bush to put at the side of him. Something to cheer up the garden.
One of the two pots I have that i filled with red and white geraniums. still have some plants to plant tomorrow.
I stopped on the way home for an ice cream. It was 38º today.. a chocolate magnum with caramel.. it was yummi. These magnificent giant sunflowers were in the patch in front of the cafe. I could'nt resist a photo of them, they were taller than me. (no, I am not a midget) ):
It was a good afternoon.. well spent. I love to go to the garden centre and see all the nice lovely plants.
What is your favorite plant