This has been a wonderful season for the all the different types of Lillies in the garden. There will be an abundance to choose from for the Christmas table.
Potentially our last spring in this garden (depending on our new house being built on time) so I thought it was timely to resurrect my blogging and garden photos.
The garden is particularly beautiful this year, probably because of the mild winter - we didn't have one of those devastating frosts as we have done every other year we have lived here. The plants have recovered from winter quickly.
The long red flower stems of Amaranthus are certainly eye-catching. It self-seeds happily so I'm beginning to wonder if it is a weed. I don't seem to have it in my garden this year because we've mulched with newspaper and bark so I guess it can't be too invasive.
We have been meaning to plant new roses in the front garden extension since last spring but it has rained so much this year that every hole we dug filled up with water. This weekend was perfect for planting so we bought 9 new rose bushes to put in the garden.
The center of the Gerbera is amazingly intricate.
The soft muted shades of the Hibiscus flower makes it look like a water colour painting rather than the real thing.
3/365 The garden has created its own flower arrangement. The Lilliums backed by the tall yellow Kangaroo paws with a hint of Convolvulus trailing below.
2011- 365 Challengers