Thursday, April 16, 2009

Belated GBBD of sorts

I can't believe I forgot GBBD this month, though I guess between essay marking, thesis writing, parents visiting for Easter and road trips something had to give. So I am being a little naughty and posting pictures that were taken on the 14th, but seeing as it is the 16th, if we average the two it would be the 15th and that is Garden Bloggers Blooms Day. These are not flowers from my own garden, but from my Uncle and Aunt's garden at their holiday home down the Mornington Peninsula. How they keep it looking so good I will never know. The blooms in this post were my favourites.

The fuschias, which were technically the neighbour's blooms poked through the fence so much that you couldn't really tell what side they really were on. Such beautiful colours, and interesting shapes. I hope mine grows into a beauty like those one day.



The roses too were lovely, especially in the morning, with the dew still on them (it was quite cool down there, I was rugged up in jumpers and scarves every day even though it is not winter yet)



These purple flowers on the back step were lovely too.


I had a thing for this yellow flower, it opened up to be stunning, but the bud, which grew and bloomed while I was there was my favourite of all.


There you go, a belated Garden Bloggers Blooms Day and what's more these were blooms I cannot even take the glory for growing. But thumbs up to my Aunt and Uncle. In the next post hope to show their lovely raised veggie patch (again how they keep it lush and growing is beyond me!)

7 comments:

Grace Peterson said...

Beautiful flowers. It's nice that you can reap the benefits of someone else's toil. I love fuchsias and roses too.

Chandramouli S said...

You Aunt and Uncle have an awesome collection of flowers. I love that yellow rose! :) Great photos, Prue.

Ether Maiden said...

I stopped having hanging baskets of Fuchsias a while back, when we consistently had Carolina Wrens attempting to nest in them. It was then a moral struggle of do we water the plant and flood the nest, or let the birds do their thing at the cost of the plant dying. I do love Fuchsias though.

Michelle said...

It was worth the wait to see those lovelies! The flowers seem to like the cool weather.

Fern @ Life on the Balcony said...

Those purple flowers are bougainvillea, I didn't realize they were grown outside of the southwestern United States and Latin America.

mss @ Zanthan Gardens (Texas) said...

Those fuchsias are pretty neon wild. My mother-in-law grows them and I love hers but I'm not very good with potted plants so I doubt they'd thrive for me.

Scyrene said...

That final yellow bud was a Dahlia.