My Garden

June 15, 2017 at 7:59 pm | Posted in Australia, Birds, Gardens, Photography | 7 Comments
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I didn’t join in the wordpress photo challenge this week because I always delete my out-of-focus photos, and we were to post a clear photo and an out=of-focus one that we like.

Instead, I thought I would share a little of my Aussie winter garden.

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Here is one of my zygocactus plants, with a jade plant behind it.

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Two varieties of bromeliad, with the green one flowering. I love the stalks of pink and blue. The purple one does not flower as far as I know.

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I have about six or seven different grevillea species in my garden. This is the flower of one of them. Grevillea are great for attracting native birds with their nectar. Most of them flower for much of the year.

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Here is a similar grevillea to the one above, with a beautiful rainbow lorikeet that has come to feed off the nectar.

I love my garden, made up mostly of Australian natives, but with various plants from other parts of the world as well.

I hope you enjoy the colour.

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  2. Your garden is beautiful, with lots of interesting plants. How wonderful to have rainbow lorikeets visiting your garden!

    • I love the brightness of the rainbow lorikeets, Kristah, as well as their noisy interactions. 🙂

  3. Beautiful colour in a Winter garden and the Lorikeets add more too as well as their cheerfulness. My cactus do-dahs are in the shade house and I wonder if they’re looking as gorgeous as yours. Is the jade plant sometimes called a money plant?

    • The zygocactus seem to flower best when they get lots of light, Linda. The one near the front of the house gets less & is not as sturdy or its flowers as big & bright.
      Yes, I have heard that the jade is also called a ‘money plant’. Apparently, if you grow them at both front & back doors, they are supposed to bring you good look in money. Hasn’t worked for me I’m afraid. LOL

  4. What lovely photos. And how much fun to see names of plants I’ve never heard of!

  5. So pretty, Linda. I love all the reds. Thanks for the smile!


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