Saturday, October 25, 2008

BOTANICA - MY WILDERNESS GARDEN

Yellow Crucifix Orchid and Hakea Laurina.

Banksia Serrata and Thalia.

Trumpet vine foliage and Callistemon 'Wilderness White"

Grass tree, Flax, Grey Myrtle, Native Grasses and Weeds.

Rosemary, Lavender and Mock Orange.


36 comments:

Little Lamb said...

That's very pretty.

Lonely Paul said...
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dianne said...

Thanks Lil Lambie my sweet, I'm glad you like the photos; I've got plenty of lovely green grass as well if you feel like grazing.♥ xoxox

dianne said...

Hello lonely Paul and welcome to my blog, you wont be lonely around here, were all friendly folks. :)

The Mess said...

For me these are exotic herbs. But I do know about Rosemary and Lavender... Could almost feel that smell from your afternoon garden :)

foam said...

yay, flowers, herbs!
it's an immensely dreary rainy damp cool saturday morning. soccer's been canceled, the scout camping trip has been cancelled ..
so, it's just so very nice to come over here and see your flowers ..
thanks .. :)

/t. said...

beautiful, dianne!

i love your exotic garden

gtowing a garden is the ultimate art!

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/t.

dianne said...

Thanks dearest M , you could smell the lavender and rosemary oil in the sunshine this afternoon and the mock orange has a sweet scent like orange blossoms. As you can see my garden isn't formal it is natural and untamed, just the way I like it. ♥ xo

dianne said...

Yay Foamie my dear friend, sounds good that soccer is canceled and the scout trip, nothing worse than standing around in the dreary rain and cold or camping for that matter.
So I'm pleased your at home where its nice and warm and I hope you like my little piece of wilderness, it is fairly wild but I like it like that, not many flowers out yet. :) ♥ xoxoxo

dianne said...

Thank you /t. my dear, it is a work in progress, forever changing.
I love finding new plants and poking them in the little spaces and of course the birds bring many new plants when they visit.
I still have so much to do as I am trying to get rid of some of the lawn and plant more native trees and shrubs, I just want it to look natural like the surrounding bushland. :) ♥ xoxox

/t. said...

the leaves pics
at mo'po and codepo()
are from my front yard,
half of which is lawn and
the other half natural coulee -- my house is on the north side of a coulee (a gully here on the western prairie) -- by way of cultivation, my garden has a few 'deer-resistant' flowering plants in clay pots, some deciduous cottonwoods plus evergreens, and lots of lilacs -- the rest is coulee including various grasses and cactii, wild roses...

the coulee is a city park backing onto a provincial 'natural area' backing onto a federal wilderness preserve -- my 'garden' contains deer, skunk, rabbits, beaver, fox, coyotes, hawks, owls, hummingbirds, rattlesnakes, scorpions, and thankfully few mall zombies

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/t.

dianne said...

That sounds wonderful /t. , was that the beautiful natural looking garden that you posted on your blog, the photo that Ruth took. It was really beautiful, so much larger that my 1/4 acre block. Gosh you have lots of wildlife there; mine has snakes, scorpions, owls, many birds, geckos and lizards, Thankfully no 'mall zombies' just the occasional drunken bunch of youths who decide it would be good fun to rip your letter box out and dump it in the local sports oval or litter your front garden with beer empty bottles. Good old suburbia! ♥ xoxox :)

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dianne said...

Yes Boney my love it sure is Spring here but I still have many plants which have to flower yet;some will flower soon then right through the summer.
Then my garden will really come alive with colour. :) ♥ xoxoxo

/t. said...

dianne,

yes -- earlier
in july i posted
a pic (by ruth) of the house
looking north (as seen from out in the coulee) -- it was a lot greener then than it is now :)

wildlife: i forgot to mention antelope, racoons, wing of bat, eye of newt... and of course the odd drunken coulee creature :)

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/t.

Lee said...

A private oasis, a great survival plan.

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dianne said...

Gosh /t. you have got everything there. :)

It must look very pretty at this time of year with all of the Autumn/Fall coloured foliage.

I forgot to mention that we have possums, bats, frogs and the occasional fox and when I think about it the list goes on, but I wont. ;)
♥ ♥ ♥

dianne said...

Hi Lee dear, yes it is an oasis for the soul, I find the different shades of green very soothing and the flowers are a welcomed contrast of colour. :)
I was out early this morning watering a few plants the more established plants have to survive on a drink from the rain.
We are on water restrictions here, I guess you would be too.
Your garden must be beautiful as I saw some of the photos of your plants and flowers over at your
blog, so pretty just like a Monet painting.
I used to have three mollis azaleas, they grew beautifully for years then we had a very hot dry summer and bush fires,the heat generated from the fire was intense and killed the azaleas as well as quite a lot of other soft leafed plants, they were literally scorched, so sad and disappointing.
Enjoy your garden its a nice place to be. :) ♥ xoxoxo

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The Mess said...

Come to think about "Suburbia" with Pet Shop Boys..

Btw I like that Duran Duran song and actually searched it out on the tube a couple of weeks ago. You can be sitting for hours on YouTube driving on the memory lane..

Do you remember this one?

dianne said...

Yes M my dearest, I do remember 'Suburbia' my favorite though 'West End Girls', gosh these are trips down memory lane they bring back memories which were significant in our lives at the time.

What about Utah Saints 'Something Good'
and Garbage 'Stupid Girl', though they might be a little too 'out there' for your musical taste. :) ♥ X

Jean said...

I love the orchids in the top photo!

dianne said...

Hi Jeannie dear, thanks they are very pretty, I also have an orange coloured one and I had an apricot coloured one but sadly it died. They grow vigorously but dont seem to be sold in ordinary plant nurseries, you have to go to an orchid nursery to find them or get a cutting from someone.
Nice to see you. :) ♥ xoxoxo

The Mess said...

Hahaha! I was actually going to paste a link but forgot.. and now it will be a secret song :)

Nope haven't heard those two you suggested, I have been sleeping some years..

Gosh I have sitting and paying bills on the internet it's sooo boring I thought that it looks like some joke. You get theses imaginary money the 25'th and you do some taps on the computer wosh! now they are all gone into cyberspace..

This is an old favourite, my theme?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7CuJ8cR9sg&feature=related

dianne said...

Well M my dear I thought you meant the song 'Suburbia', so I went to YouTube and listened again. :)

Did you have a secret song?
Yes I like 'Forever Young', a lovely song, dont want to be young forever but would like to turn back the clock to when I was twenty and start again, but know what I have learned now...I would surely do things differently. :)

We dont see our pay in cash any more, it just goes into our accounts and we pay our bills via internet, pay with a debit card at shops but I always keep some cash in my purse, its nice to know that the money still exists. :) ♥ xoxo

puerileuwaite said...

Nothing feeds a beautiful garden like an occasional bunch of drunken youths buried beneath it. Just sayin'.

dianne said...

Oh Puggles my sweet, that would be a bit too drastic I think. Just give them a 'kick up the keester' and send them on their way and I will stick to 'slow release pellets' and normal 'compost', but thanks for thinking of your little 'thorn bird', I appreciate your advice. :) ♥ xoxoxo

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J Cosmo Newbery said...

Isn't mocking an orange a bit cruel?

dianne said...

Hi j cosmo dear, yes I guess it is a bit cruel but I didn't name the plant and I show the delicious fruit, the orange, great respect before I eat it and I peel it gently. :) ♥ xoxox

/t. said...

if
i was
an orange,
a mock one or not,
you could peel me and eat me, dianne, and i'd be happy to feed you <3

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/t.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Many a truth is said in zest. Even mock zest.

dianne said...

/t. my dearest I have just found this comment, you are so funny and generous. :)
If you were an orange, a mock one or not I couldn't bring myself to peel you and eat you that would be too cruel, I would want to keep you but however could I do that?
♥ ♥ ♥

dianne said...

Oh j cosmo my dear, Lol,you are very witty and clever with your play on words; you have made me laugh again.
Now all I can envisage is a poor orange sitting there with a sad and forlorn look on its little face :( because it has been mocked.
:) ♥ xoxoxo