Winter in a southern Australian garden.
Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:49 PM
I don't think that the roses will be dormant for long this year, there are a couple that are still flowering and the ones that I have pruned are starting to shoot...
Starting with Just Joey, which is the palest I have ever seen it, not it's usual colour at all and my all time favourite Cornelia....the Dahlia above Cornelia is supposedly small growing,1.5mt...it's now over 2 and about 3mt wide....It's name is Timothy Hammet...I bought it because I couldn't fit a tree Dahlia in that spot....it is very beautiful so it can stay.
The perfume of the Wintersweet is amazing on a still day....such a funny little flower but so potent....this one grows in the shelter of a Donut peach.....
Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:54 PM
I LOVE that Dahlia! Where did you get it? Tree dahlias always get trashed by the wind here, just as they are about to flower, but that one looks like it might not be so vulnerable, being a bit shorter!
Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:15 PM
Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:34 PM
Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:41 PM
Love the camellias and everything else too.
Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:51 PM
It flowers from Autumn 'till Spring....The Proteas are Cream Mink and Possum Magic, I'd already picked the 4 of them for the vase....wonderful things Proteas...\The Osteospermums are the "Double Sensations" variety...
Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:05 PM
Alistair, I think that it was Bunnings. As long as it has somewhere to sprawl, because it does need support.....the canes do harden up like the Tree Dahlias, but it doesn't die down.
It was bred by Dr Keith Hammet.......I'll send you some when it finishes....
Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:52 PM
Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:58 AM
Posted 26 June 2012 - 05:38 AM
Middle of winter???
It IS fascinating to see what the seasons are like in other gardens the world around.
THANKS for the tour, Dianne!!! I'd love to take the sniff-tour someday when we get "click-N-sniff" on our computers too.
Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:21 AM
your really got that GREEN thumb
Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:33 AM
Like Mike and Al commented, it hardly looks like a 'winter' garden to us, lucky you.
Posted 26 June 2012 - 12:22 PM
Posted 26 June 2012 - 05:19 PM
Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:37 PM
There is no fooling Mother Nature though, after 200 + years, all those northern hemisphere bulbs and plants flower in the season most suitable for them.. she knows it can get too hot in our designated Spring
months, even lambing starts in early winter in Victoria.....I love watching all those lambs bouncing around in their little gangs......they remind me so much of kindergarten kids, one leads and away they all race.
Here are a few more pics....the first is a Congo Parrot plant....(Impatiens niamniamensis) this grows so easily and if a piece breaks off it will root where it falls..it always has a few flowers on it.
the Azalea is Mardi Gras....I don't grow as many Azaleas as I used to....the long drought we had made them hard to keep...I still have a few though....the next is Charlie's Delight...
The Vireyas are always spot flowering, so at least a couple of them will be in flower at any time.
This Camellia is an old favourite, Cinnamon Cindy.....it has a light perfume and always flowers well....I think that it's name is half the reason why I like it...it just rolls off the tongue..lol
These Ardisias have lived in these pots for years, but they still set these bright little berries every winter...
Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:21 AM
Keep those picture's coming
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