The Berberis has wonderfully colored foliage. This stripey fly was interested in the leaves for his own reasons.
This is a magnificent specimen of the Acer negundo 'Variegatum' (Ghost Maple) in Mum's Garden which can be seen from the kitchen window. When we were on the farm we had one growing outside the kitchen window too. It had a split trunk which made it easy for the kids to climb on the lower branches. It was nick named the "Friendly" tree for that reason. We have planted one in Camelot Garden that can easily be seen through the lounge room windows because we love the soft colored foliage and seed pods that dangle from the brances.
In the Dandenong Hospital Car Park there is one magnificent tree. It obviously existed long before the car park so congratulations to whoever was responsible for not removing it. We try to park underneath it for the shade.
It's no wonder that May Gibbs made characters from Banksias (the big bad Banksia Men). They are a weird sort of flower. The flowers on this bush look quite different from each other as well - just like people.
The view of this garden as I walk down the path shows off the many different colours of foliage. Flowers are not the only things that you need to bring colour to your garden.
The dogs love to play in the garden especially when we are out walking around or working there too. Under the Forest Pansy is one of the places that they can check out what is happening in the park next door.
Mum's newest acquisition. A very unusual lily Mum picked up at one of her garden club meetings - Scadoxus Katheriner
2011- 365 Challengers