Saturday, November 20, 2010

New colour and bloom in the garden today

From six Aquilegia or Columbine plant that I planted near the entrance front door 2 plants has yellow colours and this is another plant that has just started to flower, a mix of yellow and red.

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This is definitely my favourite colour among other larkspur blooming in the garden. Other larkspur have started flowering for a few months now. But this one has started last week and climbing the trellis that was prepared for the bitter gourd. I am not sure how long the larkspur will continue to bloom but it will be nice to see it side by side with the beautiful foliage of bitter gourd later.

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My white gazania has started to bloom now after I said to it don’t you envy the purple gazania over there that display so many flowers? Gazania is a perennial and this want has been growing here for more than a year now. As long as it is provided with full sun it will continue to bloom and bloom.

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If you like yellow gazania visit Stephanie at Steph’s Green Space. This portulaca “mango sundial” is dedicated to Stephanie who wants to see what the colour looks like. It just starting to warm up here in Adelaide, day is warm but the night is still cold. So the portulaca has decided to bloom this week but just a bud for each plant.

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My dahlia plant is less than 20cm tall and I did not realised it was already producing flower because it was living under the shadow of our pyrethrum.

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DSC00062 The carnation that we grow from stem cuts has also start to bloom this week.

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The gerbera that I grow from division in early spring is also blooming. but I don’t know why one of the flowers has only half petals forming around the flower.

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If you like to see more flowers visit Ewa blog and more pink colours visit How Sweet the Sound blog.

43 comments:

Stephanie said...

Your gazania is awesome KMKG! I wish I could grow mine as lush and as many blooms like yours.

Oh your poppies... they are wonderful! Love your gerbera colour as well. Oh never mind about the half petals he he... the colour and flower is nice!

Enjoy the weekend.

Sarah said...

You've got some gorgeous flowers~!!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Vintage French Hen said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Welcome to Pink Saturday, Marcia

One said...

Hi Diana, Your flowers are gorgeous. I really should grow more flowers. I saw your offer for pot marigold. Will be more than happy to accept your offer. I don't see your e-mail address here. If you are viewing the comment from your e-mail, you could click reply and it will go straight to my inbox. I can send you some seeds too if you are interested. But I doubt Lotus seeds work because there is no cross pollination.

kitchen flavours said...

Your flowers are all beautiful! Wish I could take a stroll down your garden! The white gazania are really stunning! I think they really stands out among the greens and colourful blooms! The pink gerbera looks pretty even with half the petals missing!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Such beautiful flowers...I love your columbine...our flowers are all bedded down for their winter nap....I am in my waiting for spring mode...
Happy Pink Saturday and welcome to our happy pink group!
Jil

Green Lane Allotments said...

Lovely colour to brighten my day when here things are hiding from the cold underground. Some of your flowers should cross pollinate and produce some new plants and new colours for you.

Do you think something like an earwig has nibbled at some of the petals on your gerbera when they were developing?

Susie Jefferson said...

What gorgeous flowers, giving us now sunk in the depths of winter a fond memory of summer again. Great closeup photos, too. Love them.

Happy Pink Saturday, and welcome to your first week. I think you'll enjoy it here!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday. How nice it is to see flowers when all of our spring color is now past... Thanks for sharing!

Katie said...

Wow! Those are all so beautiful!!!

Julie said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday. Beautiful flowers!!

Channal said...

Beautiful flowers on a Saturday!

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

What gorgeous flowers for this lovely Pink Saturday! My senior mom would love to see this added to her gardening endeavors but I'm not sure they would work too well in our corner of the world. :)

Just Bits and Pieces said...

Beautiful! I really love the first one...I've never seen it before!

Ewa said...

YOu have such beautiful flowers! Next year I am going to plant lots of them,flower gardens are such a nice place to have:)
thank you for linking today with Flowers on Saturday!
I am your new follower

Becky said...

Your garden is lovely. Thank you so much for sharing it with us! And welcome to Pink Saturday. I hope you will have a lovely time playing along with us.

Tricia said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday. Your flowers are beautiful. It is not evident that you are a novice - you are doing a great job. I especially love Columbines, too. I transplanted some from my mother-in-law's yard when we moved here. They are so pretty.

Blessings and Happy PS

Tricia

EmmaSue said...

Gorgeous, makes me wish summer was still here.

Maggie said...

Such lovely blooms. Makes me think of summer on this cold day!

Welcome to PS!

In Shoes We Trust,
Maggie Mae @
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Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

What a beautiful flower garden you have. I think the first one is my favorite, they are all so lovely.
Hope you have a good weekend.

Terri said...

Your flowers are fab and all the way from AU! Love the name Adelaide (may have it spelled wrong here) sounds so quaint -- please post pictures of town as you go along your future Pink Saturdays. I thought you'd been gardening all your life. Such dedication and such a good mom, I can tell. I'm in Louisiana near the Gulf of Mexico. I'm fairly new to Pink Saturday Welcome and Happy Thanksgiving. Blessings Terri - www.morningdewdrops.typepad.com

NanE said...

Welcome and Happy PINK Saturday! The flowers are gorgeous, especially those Columbines. Have a great weekend, Nan

LV said...

Flowers are one of my weaknesses. Mine are about all gone for this year. I certainly enjoyed seeing the ones you shared today.

Char said...

Oh my gosh, your blooms are sweet eye candy!! I couldn't pick a favorite, I love them all. The colors are magical. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Linda M. said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! Your flowers are amazing. I especially love the Larkspur, I really love blue flowers. Have a great day!

chubskulit said...

Lovely blooms you have!

My Flower

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Such gorgeous flowers! Happy PS! I'm your newest follower. Feel welcome to come follow me back!

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Welcome to PINK Saturday! I'm a new follower...would love for you to follow me back!

Have a great weekend.

http://SallyLeeByTheSea.com

luluslovlies said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Thanksgiving,what beautiful flowers you have. You will love the Pink Saturday group, Hugs Marilou

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Some gorgeous shots there and still in bloom, how wonderful.

Ellada said...

Lovely flowers, I love all those colors.

Mary said...

Nice to meet you via Pink Saturday - thanks for visiting and your comment.

Novice gardener? I don't think so - looks like you have two green thumbs and a knack for growing both beautiful flowers and great veggies! Hope your little boys will enjoy their homegrown veggies..........I've been vegetarian for over 30 years, best way to go!

Hope the boys will be well and strong with their diet of good healthy food......can tell you are a very caring mommy!

Welcome - Mary

Donnie said...

What lovely flowers. Each photo I went to was more beautiful than the last. Glad you joined us for Pink Saturday.

Greyscale Territory said...

A gorgeous array of flowers! They all look so fresh, bright and colourful!

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

You have tons of equally beautiful and amazing flowers here. Thanks for sharing.Some of the looks rare to me

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milka said...

Simply charming!! Love to see so many different colours from diffrent climate. You have a very nice garden.

Connie said...

Happy pink saturday, chickee! You garden looks lovely and growing your own vegetables is always a good thing.
xoxo,
Connie

Gail said...

Beautiful flowers. Sure miss the beauty, with out 12 degree weather the flowers are gone until next spring. Welcome to PS

Erika B said...

Your garden looks lovely! I've never seen a flower like that first one before. Great shots!

Erika B

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Hello Diana,
Welocme to your first PINK SATURDAY!!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful garden and flowers. I also love your veggies!!! Good for you for growing your own food!!!
Drop by my blog when you have time.
Warm hugs, Laura

fer said...

So many beautiful flowers! and so many colors.
The poppies look amazing and so does that first flower.

MommyLES said...

nice shots of the flowers, i love the flower that looks like a star

Green Lane Allotments said...

Hi - In reply to your message on my blog.

Advice is to trap earwigs by placing upturned flower pots loosely stuffed with hay or straw on canes among plants being attacked.
Every morning shake out the pots and remove the earwigs and dispose of them however you wish. Besides causing damage to some types of plants earwigs do also eat many small insect pests so are sort of friends and foes.

Another tip is not to grow plants that seem to suffer from earwig damage near to fences.

The damage is done when the flower is in bud.