Two posts in one day. While I was sticky beaking around the blogosphere a while ago I came across this lady in Canada who has a prompt called "Friday Fertilizer". Hmmm I like that. So here are some pictures I took to celebrate spring here in Canberra around my garden.
I hope you enjoy them. The first one is out the front beside the drive way. It is Snow in Summer.
You know what these are. Even non gardeners can recognize a rose. There are quite a few around the yard all starting to break out in bloom at the moment. Lovely.
Above is a gorgeous Iris, behind that is Granny's Bonnets and in the pot behind that is a rhododendron. A friend gave me the Granny's Bonnet seeds years ago, she had been experimenting with cross pollinating them. They are also known as aquilegia and columbines. These purple ones are the plain ones, the crossed ones didn't come up this year as well as the purples. I want to divide the iris and spread them around the garden beds and get them out of these pots. I have russet red iris, a white and a blue ruffled one as well. An old man (Keith) who volunteered at Junee hospital when I worked there gave them to me and I bought them to Canberra with me.
I love these pretty perfumed dianthus. They are in good sized clumps around the front garden beds. Also known as clove pinks, from the same family as carnations. I have some double ones in pots but they are not flowering yet.
White Azalea in the driveway.
Million Bells and English daisies in a hanging pot out the back yard. Tough little fellas.
O.k, I hope I can follow the rules and stay with this one. Thanks for the opportunity. i will have a look at what others have put in this prompt. Should be good!