Saturday, May 31, 2014

A beautiful dewy morning.

I love nothing better than to stroll around the garden in the morning
and discover wonderful surprises. It makes me feel peaceful,
and happy that I have my own little piece of paradise!!!

This week we've had a few light showers, and it must have been
enough to set things in action because when I went for my stroll today,
there were lots of plants showing me their best Sunday outfits :)

The first thing I was drawn to was this lovely cascade of Duranta "Geisha Girl"
 in full bloom. The butterflies were all over it.
Couldn't get any pics of those because they were all blurry!!!
They just wouldn't stay still for me!!

I also have some very nice Bromeliades which provide
color for months, despite out very harsh climate.
Some of them have colorful foliage,
others look quite plain until they flower like this one below.
 It's one of my favorites. I love the peachy tones
and the gentle frosting it has in the buds.
Just so delicate........

They are all very different and attractive in their own way,
which is how they get addictive!!!!

One of my other favorites in the garden are orchids!!!
I put them on my palms and trees, I water them occasionally
and then just when you forget they are there......

They surprise you with magnificent flowers!!

This one (below) likes to have it's roots in the earth.

This is one a got from a grower up near Cairns.
It was so unusual that I couldn't go home without it!!
It's petals are supposed to be forward more,
but I'm just glad that it survived and has flowered for me!!
Know what I mean????
I'm grateful for small mercies!!!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and
enjoyed my garden tour as much as I did :)
Until next time.....

Hugs n Kisses
Barb :)


  1. lovely pics Barb.xx

  2. What a wonderful, colourful garden you have. I
    loved the walk around your garden too.
    Cheers, Anita.

  3. Barb what a wonderful dose of garden goodness. Oh your garden looks like paradise.

  4. Looking at your garden makes me home sick, cause I live 10 minutes down the road from you! It's beautiful and I especially love your orchids.