Our gum trees
When we moved here there were only 4 or 5 mature eucalyptus trees, but we planted
dozens ourselves, and have quite a few self-seed and grow, we have been living here
for close to 40 years now. I had intended taking photos with my Canon, but the battery
was flat, and so the little Lumix got used instead.
My final entry for this particular Challenge, even though it is now April down under!
One of our 2 Linden Trees is still laden with leaves, though some are starting
to turn to a leafy yellow/gold.
One of three of our crab apple trees has more turning leaves than the others.
Gradually they'll all be colourful so when the months pass and we're in May
the colours will be at their best.
A bounty of horses
A wonderful mural on the wall of the dining room in this
old hotel took my eye, so I photographed it, but have updated
the picture with various filters to create the end product.
Australian native violet
Viola hederacea - a small scentless flower borne on short stems on a creeping evergreen perennial.
The stems are prostrate, suckering and mat forming spreading widely . I have
one of these plants growing in a water-well hanging pot,
and it cascades over the edges and reaches quite a distance.
It likes a damp spot to grow, hence the water-well container.
We have these in bucketloads around the front gardens at home here... this
particular one is a double white/lilac. I grow them from cuttings as soon as
I acquire a new one from a nursery - they are so easy to propagate and grow.
Regal pelargonium - "Salmon Shades"
A fairly new addition to my big pelargonium patch, I have already taken cuttings
from this one - as I usually do - and have it growing in 2 places in the patch
so far. It certainly has plenty of blooms, absolutely covering the little plant
that you can barely see the leaves.
Two Cedar Trees
When we drive into our carport, this is the view we see - two of our five cedar
trees with numerous hanging baskets cascading with mostly red ephiphyllum growing.
When they all flower it is a sight to see; but they only flower in November.
In the background is a small section of our rose garden, you can see a pathway
in this photo.
A Bountiful Supply
We were gathered to celebrate our dear old friend's 91st birthday when
I noticed this rather large supply of wines in a special room alongside
our table and thought it might be an acceptable addition to this month's
This is a lovely burgundy colour and at present I have a couple of hanging baskets of
this one, and a couple growing as ground cover in the garden. I grew this one from
cuttings many years ago, and it is always in flower.
The trailing pink snap dragon that I have growing in a pot, a very attractive
plant so far..suited to rock gardens over retaining walls and to the
front of beds containing other small perennials. Great for pots and hanging baskets.
I grew this from a cutting and now have a handful of this particular one growing.
I don't know the name, it was given to me by a friend.