Sunday, September 26, 2021

Sunday Selections: Orderly

Joining with Elephant's Child and River for Sunday Selections. While EC's partner may have designed these nice straight layouts, EC will come along and spoil them with random additional plantings, maybe pots or even hanging baskets. Ok, it is not really a good link to connect some photos, but I tried.

Orderly planting of elm trees in Fawkner Park. Why not some daffodil bulbs randomly planted between them? 


Orderly but temporary tubs of trees and I think portulaca. The portulaca has been there for two years and not flowered. Maybe I am wrong about them being portulaca. Some colourful annuals between the pots might be nice. Petunias would be nice, but it is too early yet.


Nature wins over humans with this tightly clipped hedge still managing to flower prolifically. Wouldn't a random collection of spring flowering bulbs in front of the azaleas look nice?


A sleek and small modern cafe nearby has these marvellous retro lamps. How about some pots of hanging geranium in between them?

Ok, not much of a post and I am expecting a biff over my ears from EC, not so much for what I said, but the poor post.

25 comments:

  1. I am not biffing you - but smiling.
    And yes, some random plantings WOULD be nice, though my partner would disagree. He would like his daffodils lined up like soldiers and the pots colour co-ordinated.

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    1. He would like that hedge. A lot. I like the lamps and wouldn't hang anything between them.

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    2. EC, I rather like the idea of a row of straight daffodils. I've never seen such a thing. The cafe with the lights is ultra modern except for the lamps. They are terrific.

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  2. Those lamps are very cool!

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  3. I'm watching leaves turn color now.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. Dora, I am seeing that in photos and videos in your part of the world.

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  4. Municipal gardening is a world of it's own.

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    1. Cro, mostly disappointing now as labour costs increase and annual plantings are costly.

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  5. A few flowers would be nice to brighten and add a bit of colour for the late winter to spring in that park there.
    Like those lamps.

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    1. Margaret, I was too late this year to see them, but there is a large fenced off area where there daffodils bloom. It remains fenced off until the daffs leaves die down.

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  6. Nothing poor about this post. I agree some colour in the park and streets would be nice, but I disagree about flowering daffs in front of the azalea hedge. It would spoil the austerity of that three tier look. Perhaps just a big pot of daffs at each end.

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    1. River, I think the azalea display is fine as it is and needs nothing more.

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  7. P.S. love the retro lamps which also do not need hanging baskets, because of the mirrors behind them. Small pots of colour on the tables under them would be better.

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    1. I wonder if I should suggest that to the lads at the cafe, one it can reopen. Really friendly young men at the cafe.

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  8. That hedge with azaleas needs some random something. Maybe a visit from Edward Scissorhands. Something! A lady from Lebanon who has never spoken about my yard, says mine is the best on the block. You're kidding I said. It's beautiful and wild, she replied, doesn't look like it came out of Home Depot's garden shop. Hmmm, I thought later, pleased.

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    1. Strayer, what a nice compliment from the Lady from Lebanon. Compliments can be small but so pleasing.

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  9. I have never seen a hedge with flowers ! that looks great !

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    1. Gattina, even with your different climate, there is no reason your city could not have the same.

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  10. It is amazing how even tightly clipped bushes will manage to bloom.

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    1. It is Steve. You would think all the potential flowers would be cut off.

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  11. Love this post, it stoked a memory for me of a friend who lost her sister to the Big C and planted a mile long path lined with daffodils in her memory at a retreat house we went to twice a year. It was magical in the spring. Love those daffy-down-dillies. As my mother called them.

    The lamps are just fine! :)

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, what a wonderful thing to do. It would be amazing to walk along. Lol at your mother.

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  12. I am a fan of randomness and wildness to soften straight lines. I suppose it depends on what look a person is going for. Those hanging lights really are nice, aren't they? Well done on SS, Andrew.

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    1. I like both really Jenny. Straight lines can initially be impressive, but some randomness is more interesting over a longer period. I love the lights.

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