Saturday, October 25, 2008

Familiar Flowers

I haven't been in my sewing room for a week, but I have been out in my garden. There is so much happening out there at the moment. Lots of iris's of all colours and a beautiful double white banksia rose. I am enjoying the yellow ones in other people's gardens, and will plant one in my own, soon. They are truely beautiful, just like being in a florists.
I was lucky to bring this seed from my old garden.
It is a double aqualiga - soft pink and oh so frilly.
The lavender is at it's peak at the moment.
Although common, this old Granny's Bonnet is a faithful filler in my garden. It throws its seeds and comes up all over the place, and I love each and every one.
Enjoy your weekend

15 comments:

Bernadette said...

What beautiful colours Annie! Isn't it a shame the banksia rose only flowers once a year. I am just waiting for my Albertine to flower which basically does the same except for the odd spot flower later in summer. At least I have my Pauls Scarlett's to enjoy the whole summer and autumn.

Laura said...

Love the colors!!!

Michelle said...

love the flowers...my iris's are out at the moment too...but i only have a stock standard blue...but pretty all the same...love the smell of lavender...

Guðrún said...

These colors are great to lighten up our cold and dark world here in the north.

Scottish Nanna said...

Love The photos they are gorgeous.
Hugs Mary.

our shabby cottage said...

I have a yellow Banksia rose and it looks glorious at the moment. But, of course I love the aqualiga in yours - so me. i shall have to plant a few in my "new" garden - when we get it!!!!

Carrie P. said...

When I get tired of winter in the US, your blog is the place to visit with all those beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

sister jayne said...

My yellow banksia has flowered and finished. I had yellow petal confetti in the hall way for weeks. The fish pond looks good! I am going to put some mesh over my top 2 ponds so i can add some fish. Big dust storm happening this afternoon. No rain.

KatieDid said...

Hi Annie, sorry I haven't stopped by for a while. You have been very busy. I have planted a beautiful red rhodedenron called Fireman Jeff. THat's about it for me.

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Wow, such great photos!! Love looking through your garden. I'm missing having a garden. Especially with all the roses in top form here in Adelaide. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Jenny said...

I love all those flowers Annie. I have aqualiga and they are a favourite of mine but haven't seen that double one before-it is just stunning and the colour is beautiful.

Catherine said...

Truly Beautiful!! Cathy

Anonymous said...

The garden is stunning and now a pond...my goodness. I too had a wonderful weekend of painting and a whole day to myself at queenscliffe...bliss...denise

picciolo said...

what a gorgeous mix of colours Annie
: )

Stacey said...

Gorgeous flowers! I have that very same lavender and mine too is blooming.
The fuschia in your header is lovely. Fuschias are so pretty, they always remind me of my grandparents who had a huge collection.