viernes, 22 de septiembre de 2017

Spring is here

Spring begins today in the Southern hemisphere, yesterday it rained over half an inch in just a few minutes and everything looked like a swamp. But today was a sunny day and not very hot! I wish all days were like this..

The first roses are here, not as many as I'd wanted for this winter was extremly rainy and unusually warm and took a toll on them (powdery mildew, cankros, blackspot, rose rust..the usual suspects) and many buds were ruined.

' White Christmas'

I finally have a Lady Banks Rose!

 Unidentified white rose

 ' Charles Aznavour'

Charles again (and my dogs)

 Unidentified orange Rose

Unidentified yellow climber

Unidentified red rose

Charles again, so lovely!

Unidentified yellow rose (it turns orange as it ages)

The camellias are still blooming but some of them are dropping their buds unopened because of the heat, something totally normal.

The flowering peach looks terrific! I love this tree so much! I planted it with my beloved mother and reminds me of her, I miss her so much!

Have a great weekend and see you next time!

sábado, 9 de septiembre de 2017

Rainy days, sunny days..

It's been a really really boring week in my garden, many rainy days and few totally clear days

But I am happy because my common peach trees are blooming! I love peach trees!

The flowering peach is blooming too, here on a sunny day

Can you spot the hummingbird?

On a rainy day

The spiraea cantoniensis looks beautiful

I'll grow new plants from cuttings in summer, I want more spiraeas in the garden

This pink climbing rose is blooming nicely

It blooms only once in a year in spring

Unfortunately most flowers are too high up to take good pictures of them!

On a Rainy day..

See you next time!

viernes, 1 de septiembre de 2017

Spring is just around the corner...

The signals of spring are here and some plants anticipate it with their blooms..

the first Iris flower of the year

And Rhododrendrons!

 Spiraea cantoniensis is a plant that epitomizes spring here

Climbing roses are blooming!

Hibiscus bloom almost year round here but look especially good in the warmest months.. Spring here is very short and quickly checked by summer heat, the spring lushness is short lived here and stops with the first heat waves of late spring so I will enjoy this nice time while it lasts!

See you next time!