Sunday, September 20, 2020

Sunday Selections

Joining in with Elephant's Child and others for Sunday Selections. This week it is fully flora focused. 

A cherry blossom. 


This interested me. It was the same plant but in different colours. Maybe called firecracker something.



Boring English lavender but I love it, and the bees buzzing around.


Given how severely this azalea hedge is trimmed, it hasn't done badly at all with flowers. Azalea Indica? 


Jacaranda trees lose their foliage very late in the year. I am not sure if in all climates they lose their leaves. It will still be a while before these leaves drop, even though we are weeks into spring and deciduous trees are coming into leaf.


I know these as vallota lilies, but I am not sure if I am correct with either names.



Rhododendrons are ablaze. Pity about the poor photo.


More vallotas. 


Bird of Paradise. I have forgotten the proper name.


Enough vallotas.


A rather nice ground cover and Plant Snap identified it as......well, I can't remember now.


Later edit: The flowers I named as Vallotas are actually Clivea.

36 comments:

  1. On your part of the globe it bloom on my part of the world the trees striptease and the flowers disappear. But before we have our trees in all colors !

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    1. Gattina, I hope your Autumn is as pleasant as ours often is.

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  2. You're much better at identifying flowers and plants than I am. The cherry blossoms were easy enough, but I guess I don't know what a rhododendron looks like unless I see it on someone's living room wall.

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    1. Rhododendron are very similar to azaleas, much larger shrubs is the only difference I can see.

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    2. Kirk, rodees, as we call them at times are quite easy to identify when in flower. They don't really resemble other plants.

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    3. River, I think there are more varieties of azaleas than rhodees, for instance the deciduous one, Mollis?

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  3. I am ashamed to say that Vallotas are new to me. I will have to track some down.
    Definitely a blooming lovely lot today. Thank you for joining the fun.

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    1. EC, thanks and see River's comment where she is right.

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  4. Oh Andrew, Boring Lavender! Surely not. It is my all time favourite plant followed by the Blue Cornflower.

    For people looking to get good sleep at night I would highly recommend a few drops of Lavender essential oil in their bath. Many times I have actually dozed off while still in the bath.

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    1. Dee, I really do like it. My mother puts lavender oil on her pillow at night. You dozing off in the bath may not be to do with the lavender.

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  5. Vallotas look like what I call Clivia, we have dozens of them here, most are orange like yours, but there is one with yellow flowers and I have also seen red in other parts of Adelaide. I know the bottom picture flower too, but can't bring the name to mind, it's a ground cover and the flowers are tiny.

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    1. River, I was wrong. Vallotas flower Summer to Autumn. They are Clivia and I should have known that. The last photos, asparagus something? Fern something?

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  6. Spring it a great time of the year mainly after such a cold winter....
    Merle....

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    1. Merle, I don't know whether it is because of COVID, us being older or me being home instead of working but this winter seemed so cold to us.

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  7. Such pretty plants and our trees is turning colors. It fall or Autumn season here.

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    1. Dora, I am always happy to see trees in their Autumn foliage, if you care to take your camera out.

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  8. I noticed yesterday that we have some Day Lilies coming into flower. They are Spring flowers, and must be confused!

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    1. Cro, when I see plants do that I often think to see what happens when they are supposed to flower, but I always forget.

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  9. Lovely selection of flowers.
    Love lavender and have two hedges much to the disgust of his nobs..lol..he thinks they are a total waste of time.

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    1. Margaret, was it you when I first started reading your blog who posted a photo of a lavender farm and it was the first time I saw a selfie stick.

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  10. Some pretty flower for the weekend.

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    1. A little beauty in our lives Sami.

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  11. Thee thick purple is really lovely... The lavender looks spindly and weak in comparison.

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    1. Hels, massed lavender or hedged looks better.

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  12. I’m not sure Vallota Lilies have the light centre. As River mentioned yours look more like Clivia especially the orange coloured ones. Whatever they are..they must have been there quite a while, it’s a very large display.
    My lavenders are well in flower so will need cutting back soon.

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    1. Cathy, River was right, as you are. Don't you cut back lavender in winter?

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  13. Gosh that was a floral treat today Andrew, Melbourne is looking fabulous in spring. Are you really comfortable with your new camera now, it's been a few months now right? Btw P wanted to know what I was looking at on YouTube this morning, was the live cam on the Osprey on the Melbourne highrise ledge you gave many posts back, I'm hooked, they look amaaaazing when they spread their wings and fly off, looks like their are three eggs now 🎉🎊

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    1. Thanks Grace. All the photos were taken with my phone. I won't use my camera until I am back using public transport and have my small back pack. Yes, if you are watching at the right time, you can see the birds in action rather than just sitting. They are peregrine falcons btw.

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  14. Spring brings hope of renewal. We are entering fall, the promise of harvest.

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    1. Travel, good to be optimistic.

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  15. Beautiful selections for Sunday!

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  16. Love lavender too.
    So sad we are heading into fall as you get spring.

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    1. Jackie, while nothing like your winter, it has been a long, hard and cold few months.

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  17. Such beautiful flowers. As you go into spring, we are now last day of summer, but the summer seems like it never happened. I went to the lake a couple times but otherwise did not do enjoyable summer things this year which makes me angry at myself. But viewing your blog and EC's blog, I can kind of do endless summer. OUrs is done, yours begins.

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    1. Strayer, I hope it makes you feel better to see our spring, but masks and summer won't be too great.

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