Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Sunday Selections #92

Sunday Selections was originally brought to us by Kim, of Frogpondsrock,  as an ongoing theme where participants could post previously unused photos languishing in their files. 

The theme is now continued by  River at Drifting through life.

The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent.  Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to River.

Like River I generally run with a theme. Today I am going to show you some of what is coming up or open in the garden at the moment.  I will probably get a bit carried away and put up many photos.  Clicking on any of them will make them larger (or embiggen then as the lovely Ampersand Duck once said).























Lots still to come...



86 comments:

  1. Such gorgeous pictures once again! That last one is my favorite. Is there a special name for that type of tulip, or just gorgeous?

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    1. Riot Kitty: There is of course a special name - but it escapes me at the moment. So many things in the garden become simply ooh and aah as they bloom.

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  2. So beautiful, full of colors and happiness. Nature create such a beauty flowers - I look at them with pleasure.

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    1. Ken.G: Thank you - we look at them with pleasure too.

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  3. Everything here is dying out for the winter...so nice to think of your beautiful flowers.

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    1. mybabyjohn/Delores: I hope that splashes of colour will come your way all winter from here.

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  4. you are posting early today!
    the flowers are gorgeous and i really like that picture with a corner of the house in it, the broader view helps me imagine the garden as a whole and it looks very wanderable :)

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    1. kylie: The skinny portion and I are going on a steam train trip today and will be gone most of the day, which explains the early start.
      One of my friends also likes the broader view of the garden and complains that I don't post enough of them. The garden is a jungle but is nice to amble through. I hope it is also pleasant to walk or drive past.

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  5. Spring's light is all over all your photographs and I feel energized looking at them. Autumn clouds are everywhere here in Vancouver and your sunshiny flowers are lifting my spirits. Thank you :-)

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    1. farawayinthesunshine: Thank you. Spring is rapidly drawing to a close here, but I have a little while yet to enjoy its flowers.

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  6. Your garden must be an absolute delight. I like how it appears wild, not too structured. My step father is a very keen gardener, but his garden is a bit too military for my taste . . . very neat rows.
    I intended to come back and comment on previous post but the time flew . . . I look forward to seeing those amazing flowers blooming.
    I hope you both enjoy the steam train trip today and find it restful, it sounds as though you've been very busy. Thinking often of you.

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    1. bugerlugs63: The garden is a jungle. The skinny portion likes to plant things in rows. I let him do so. Then I come along behind him and plant things higgeldy piggeldy. The rows are still there - but can't be seen.
      The train trip was good, and I will post about it later.
      I hope you and yours are doing ok?

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  7. They're all so bright and cheery!
    You've put in so much work!
    How many acres do you have down there?
    Was it planted with anything at all when you first moved in?

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    1. River: Yes, there has been a lot of work, but it is (mostly) a labour of love. Our garden and house sit on a block which is a little less than a quarter of an acre. The trees were here when we came (including the much loved crab apple), the camellias and not a lot else. Oh, and the yellow banksia rose and a deep red rose. The time, the money, the blood, sweat and tears that have gone into the garden...

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  8. Spring has arrived in your part of the world, it seems. But just for your information - in case you get too uppity - I still have many roses flowering and there are hundreds of new buds in many of the bushes. Pity it’ll soon be too cold to let them flower and I will have to cut them all off when I prune. Such a waste.

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    1. Friko: I wouldn't dream of getting uppity. I love your garden. Apart from the banksia roses, ours are some time off blooming. And yes, it would be such a waste to dehead them just because of the cold.

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  9. Such pretty flowers you have! The colors are wonderful!

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  10. What a super collection of colours and loveliness... That yellow rose is very pretty; I love yellow roses more than any other colour.
    AND my favourites, freesias. I can almost smell them. That purple iris is a beauty, too.
    Here we are having yet another horrible windy patchy showery spring day - I'm so glad I had your photos to look at!

    I hope you both enjoyed your day on the train :)

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    1. Alexia: The yellow banksia rose is a delight, and virtually covers our bank fence blocking the neighbour from view. I love yellow and apricot roses too, but there is something about the scent of a deep, deep red rose.
      The freesias are a joy, and are now popping up in places I cannot remember planting them.
      And yes, the train trip was lovely.

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  11. I like the first photo the best

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    1. Adam: Thank you - as I said to Alexia it is a very large bush and virtually covers the bank fence. In fading light at the end of the day it glows.

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  12. I'm glad you put up many photos, and they're all worth of "embiggening." :-) They're all lusciously beautiful, but the first one, of the yellow roses, and the yellow and red tulip against the black background, are my very favorites!

    It's a delightful treat to see your flowers blooming, as the flowers here have all gone by the board except for some purple asters, little red mums, and some very confused purple crocuses that we saw on a walk with the dogs today!! :-)

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    1. Laloofah: I knew what you meant. My fingers/mind go a bit dyslexic on me some days.
      Isn't 'embiggering' a beautiful word. I am hard put to choose a favourite. I wander outside and change my mind with almost every step.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: You might become sorry you said that, and let me open the flood gates.

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  15. Oh...spring glory! They are all abfab(absolutely fabulous)!

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    1. Karen: And wasn't AbFab the program a delight as well.

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    2. My absolutely favourite!

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    3. Karen: Joanna Lumley's memoir 'Absolutely' is good as well. Such a talented and beautiful woman. And compassionate as well.

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  16. Once again you've dazzled me with your spring colours, well worth the effort indeed.

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    1. Windsmoke: And you get the dazzle, without the effort :). Thank you - I am glad that you liked them.

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  17. Please keep posting pictures of your flowers. Mine are all cut down here for the winter, (except a few coneflowers, asters, and blanket flowers), those are still blooming. I will live through your pictures until next spring when ours start to come back.
    I never asked, but always wondered about. What does Elephants Child mean? I am sure you are not talking about your mother. lol. Or are you? lol again.

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    1. Teresa: As I said to Joanne, nice comments like this will keep me posting flower pictures until you are all begging for mercy.
      Where does the Elephant's Child come from? I grew up with Rudyard Kipling's 'The Just So Stories' being read, and later recited on an almost daily basis. The Elephant's Child asked an endless series of questions and always wanted to know. My family compared me to that Child from an early age. And, as an aside, although we all have our own copies of the book, all of us can still recite great slabs of it. And do so with big smiles on our faces. If you can find them they are worth reading.

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  18. Congrats to Kim for the initiative and congrats to you for having such a splendid garden. I have no flowers to pride myself with but I do have ..still some leeks in the garden :)). Kisses.

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    1. unikorna: Yum, leeks. And your the things that come out of your kitchen fill me with awe. I am too lazy to do much baking these days. And then I see your posts and kick myself.

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  19. Beautiful as always. Your site never lets us down. Much thanks for.

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  20. Ooooo! Ahhhh! Yes, I loved coming along and seeing the flowers with you. Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph and share. :-)

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    1. DJan: We take lots of photos in the garden. It changes by the day, and a wander around in it is often soothing. (The other times I see all the work which needs doing and panic a little). I am glad that you enjoyed this week's walk through.

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    1. Don QuiScottie: Pornography? Gluttony? Or both? They do seem to enjoy it, though despite many attempts I am yet to photograph a bee in a way that makes me happy.

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  22. Hi The Elephant's Child, Jazz and Jewel,

    So nice to see such beautiful and colourful flowers. My human attempted to grow flowers during the British 'summer' and oops. So thanks for this visual delight.

    Pawsitive wishes, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star, superstar! :)

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    1. Klanhanie: Hi Penny the very modest internet SuperStar, Gary and Tristan: I am so glad you like them. Jazz n Jewel like snorting the fertiliser and following me around to dig up what I plant.

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  23. More beautiful photos. I hope you watched David Attenborough's new documentary on the ABC last night (Sunday)...it was amazing. "David Attenborough's Kingdom of Plants". You will love it. If you missed the first episode, it can been seen in iView.

    By the way...I love the pics of Jazz and Jewel...they look like lovely cats. I have two of my own...very spoiled, naturally...and I adore them, naturally! :)

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    1. Lee: Thank you so much. I missed David Attenborough last night but will hunt the series down. He is such an amazing presenter.
      Jazz n Jewel are spoilt as well, though they would say that they do not get enough of the good things in life.

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  24. Well, of course, I'm jealous of your spring, and the flowers,and the lovliness just outside your window. It's good of you to share. Now if you'll bottle it up and send me a case, I'd appreciate it.

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    1. barbfroman: If you will arrange for a case of autumn to come this way then we have a deal.

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  25. Dear EC, all lovely, but tell me--was that fuchsia, the one above the harlequin tulip, a poppy? Peace.

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    1. Dee: The ninth photo in (goodness how obsessive) was a ranuncula. Small, but its luxurious colours get me in every time.

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  26. Amazing that you have so many beautiful flowers around you. Just lovely - thank you for sharing!

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    1. Lynn: The garden is one of my obsessions - and I am thrilled when other people like it too. Thank you.

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  27. Spring! Green and fresh and lovely...

    The leaves on the tree outside my third-floor apartment are completely gone now. I feel ridiculously exposed...

    Pearl

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    1. Pearl: Autumn has its treats as well. I like it when the bones of a tree are on display (particularly when those bones display a nest from the previous year).

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  28. Spring is spring, in Northern or Southern: Simply breathtaking, and very welcome!

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  29. Oh my goodness, these are a gorgeous series of stunning flower shots, such beautiful colors. I hope you will consider joining us at Today's Flowers sometime, but no pressure ;) I just think these would make a lovely addition to the meme. Have a great week amongst all those beautiful blooms :)

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  30. Been a bad few weeks in my household. Took a deep breath and sifted through this post today, and it provided a nice moment of relief. I particularly appreciated the brilliant coloration on the fifth.

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    1. John Wiswell: It has indeed been a rough time for you recently. I am really pleased that my garden, and that vivid tulip, provided a momentary relief.

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  31. What a lovely riot of colours!

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    1. ladyfi: I have been describing the garden as a jungle, but may adapt your terminology and call it a riot. Thank you.

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  32. Those colorful flowers just brightened my day.. thanks for my daily dose of beauty :)

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  33. Oh my, I love your beautiful copious garden. So many different flowers and beautiful pictures ... I note that they are mostly perennials. Wise choice, much beauty, less work :) Spring is such a beautiful, renewing time ... I envy you, though I do love my snowy winters as well, for different reasons. Thank you for the Garden walk ... I enjoyed every minute!

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. Andrea: Thank you. I hope that all of these are perennials though we always lose some in the summer. Which gives me an excuse (not that I need one) to order more. I still have 50 liliums to plant, and this week my calender is filling up fast.

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  34. Such beautiful and vivid photos! This post lowered my blood pressure a great deal. :)

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  35. Lovely, lovely photos! Glad I followed you back to your place ;)

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  36. Those tulips are beautiful! Well, everything is, but they caught my eye especially :)

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    1. jenny_o: The tulips have been lovely this year and there are still a few to come out. They look, at the moment, to be yellow but we could be surprised yet.

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  37. Stunning freesias and also tulips!!! And I love the irises... You could charge people money to walk through the garden, it is just that beautiful!!

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  38. Celebrate!



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  39. Arrrgh, how it hurts to see beautiful flowers when winter is all but upon me here in the northern hemisphere.

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    1. Snowbrush: It probably doesn't help to say that I am envying you. I much prefer winter to summer.

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  40. I agree with the above comment from Snowbrush...but I do Enjoy seeing your flowers anyway

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    1. Kim @ Stuff could...: I am glad that you are enjoying them. I will probably keep putting them up for a while - or at least until summer drives me indoors during the day.

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  41. Please get carried away! All the flowers are gone for now where I live so I need to look at other people's gardens. Yours is beautiful!

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    1. Birdie: Thank you - but you may be sorry. There are a kazillion photos of the garden, a number which expands most days.

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  42. I love the rainbow of colorful flowers in your beautiful garden. Our winter flowers are beginning to bloom here in south Florida.
    ~:)

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    1. Pam:0: Thank you. I would love to see your winter floweres. Hint, hint...

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  43. I LOVE the comment above comparing the flowers to pornography for the bees.

    I can't do better than that!

    How are Jazz & Jewel? Xxx

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  44. My Inner Chick: The pornography comment links back to me saying that garden catalogues are garden pornography - to which I always succumb. And I do hope that my garden does provide ecstacy for the bees. Jazz n Jewel are fine.

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