Thursday, October 17, 2019

Flora

The first two photos are taken with the camera and I still don't have the focusing right. I expect I need to put my glasses on. The last two were with my phone, no expecting much photogenic at my ABI Brother's.

While I am long way from competing with EC for her magnificent photos of Tulip Top Gardens, do have a look if you haven't seen the post, here is my small flora contribution. I think these are flowering plums and are used to great effect when planted in rows. I know of a street of them near ABI Brother's and I will photograph them next year.


Perhaps a flowering cherry of some kind. It had both white and pink blossoms. I am just smiling as sometimes our Hairdresser Friend greets me with, Hello Blossom.


Mother urged us to go outside and look at the azalea on the blind side of ABI Brother's house. The phone camera really failed to catch the beauty. It was stunning, the rest, not so much. ABI Brother didn't know about it and nor did we. Only Creeping Jesus, Mother, poking about discovered it. It never gets watered but must be in an ideal growing spot with not too much sun.


And these near his back door aren't half bad either and facing south, they don't really receive any sunlight. Mother is trying to encourage him to do more in his garden. She is putting in an effort by potting up multicoloured red and white petunias to be ready for Christmas.


I am not sure if it will be the next post, but I still have our last days in Newcastle to cover. I only took photos on one of the days, so it will be three days in one and quite short.

33 comments:

  1. Love your floral photos. Azaleas defeat me, but I can (and do) enjoy other people's mastery.
    And thank you for the link to Tulip Top Gardens. It is shut for the year now, but the memories still bloom in my heart and head.

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    1. We used to have azaleas EC. They weren't too hard to grow. I remember the Indica and Mollus variety, Mollus being really good, and there was another variety.

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  2. Your photos and ECs are absolutely beautiful. I really like the lovely azalea tucked away at the side of the house. Seeing the bright green leaves on the deciduous trees and the blossoms on my peach tree is wonderful.Such a contrast when we are surrounded by dry brown paddocks.

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    1. Cheryl, it does the heart good to see such beauty, and yes, in drought area.

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  3. That azalea is gorgeous. Well done with the photos and yes agreed EC leaves us all eating her dust.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, she does indeed. That garden she featured is nearly worth a special holiday to visit.

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  4. Flowers are beautiful no matter where they are.
    Merle.........

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  5. Beautiful. IF you can get close ups of the blossoms I will tell you what they are as I have a veritable orchard in my yard with all sorts of fruit trees.
    Tonight will be the end of our Autumn. A NorEaster Storm is headed our way with 50+ mile an hour winds and 2-3 inches of rain. That will be the end of our beautiful leaves. Glad I got so many pictures.

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    1. Maribeth, I can do that with my phone app Plant Snap, but it didn't seem important at the time. 2 - 3 inches of rain! How some in Australia would love that.

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  6. I love azaleas, a bush of white ones in full bloom reminds me of frothy wedding dresses and little girls in frilly party frocks. I've never been able to grow any myself, along with several other plants I love, like frangipani, so I'm always happy to see them in other gardens.

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    1. River yes, frippery. Frangipani is hard and needs to be grown against a north facing brick wall but we never used to have difficulty with azaleas.

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  7. Those are sure pretty flowers.
    Coffee is on

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  8. Those trees and bushes totally covered in flowers look fantastic. And they don't cost nearly as much as a single flower from a bulb eg a tulip or dahlia.

    Every Friday I am thrilled to receive a bunch of massive flower coverage.

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    1. Hels, who do you receive flowers from on Friday?

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    2. Andrew
      When I met my beloved in 1969, I agreed to marry him on condition that we a] play bridge together every week and b] he brings flowers every Friday in time for an elegant sabbath dinner :)

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    3. Good work, Hels.

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  9. There the trees are starting to change color and drop leaves, there the spring bloom is on, pretty on both sides of the earth.

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    1. Travel, a nice way to put it.

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  10. I love blossom trees Andrew, just a shame the flowers don't last long. When you take pics with your new camera do you move the focus point to the spot you want to focus on? I didn't realise azaleas were so hardy 🌸

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    1. Grace, I try to get it to auto focus on the right spot. I still haven't found the centre focus setting. I'll get there.

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    2. you should get a focus + if you depress the shutter halfway, I do on my camera.Maybe it depends on the style of camera, mine is a Fuji and the little one a Samsung, the original is a Canon.

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  11. EC did get some magnificent shots didn't she?
    Hope your day is wondrous.

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  12. Those azaleas on the blind side of the house ARE impressive, especially as they look, to my eyes, surrounded by weeds (my apologies to your brother if all that green foliage is in fact plants.)

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    1. Kirk, I think there are some ferns there, but yes, mostly weeds.

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  13. We have Japanese Cherry trees in all streets of Waterloo, it looks beautiful when they are blooming in Spring !

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    1. Gattina, you task for next spring, photos.

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  14. Your brother's garden looks very pretty. I wish I had more flowers in my garden, but with heat and lack of water I opted to go with succulents.

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    1. Sami, while your winters are nice, your summers are killers, and no place for a faint hearted azalea.

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