Sunday, November 9, 2008

TODAYS FLOWERS ~ 5

The flowers to-day come from our garden on the
ridge of Mt.Lofty at an elevation of 675m. Exposed
to all the winds that blow, they are chosen for scent,
beauty and hardiness. Photographed yesterday
for your delectation.



A rose of yester-year whose scent delights me
but whose name escaped the confines of my mind



Philadelphus, a drift of perfumed white 15' high



No, this is not a rose but a hawthorn:
Crataegus laevigata 'Punicea Flore Plena'



Another old climber with a totally different scent



This is one of my treasures, grown from a sucker
of one of our roses from our Melbourne days more
than 40 years ago. It was used as a root stock about
a hundred years ago and no rosarian has as yet been
able to identify it. It has large terminal bracts of tiny
white flowers exuding a tantaling scent and hardly
any thorns.


'Anna Pavlova' named for the Russian ballerina,
the fowers are rather rare, as was the dancer,
but are on long single stems with perfect pointed
buds as were her toes. The scent is to die for!



This plant glories in the common name of
'Kiss-me-quick!' How could one not give it
space in the garden?

To visit flowers galore, click on the logo at right.
My thanks to Luiz and Denise for hosting this
magical flower show.

50 comments:

  1. MY OH MY... you have such splendid flowers!! I am impressed with this post of your blooms!! Gorgeous!
    ~Michele~
    Mountain Retreat- Canada

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  2. Hello Arija !
    Very pretty flowers...

    Have a good day !

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  3. What gorgeous flowers! Such beautiful colors and your photos capture them so beautifully. Thank you!

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  4. Love especially the second photo, with the white flowers against blue sky. Thanks sharing the beauty.

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  5. I enjoyed my walk through the roses and other flowers this morning.Makes me want reach out and touch and smell them.I'm so glad you are sharing them with all of us. Thanks, Ruth

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  6. Beautiful array! I recognize the second from the top (we knew it as it mock-orange) and remember the scent - nothing like it!

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  7. I can only imagine the sweetness of the fragrance! Beautiful!

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  8. What lovely garden! And a refreshing sight as our skies are gray today. I especially like the "kiss-me-quick" beauty. And who could pass up that name!

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  9. Wow! Your house must smell so good with all the beautiful flowers!

    Einfach wunderschön!

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  11. Oh, how I would love to wander with you in your wonderful garden! Just think of the conversations we could have. . . .x

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  12. A great selection of flower photos, all of them just beautiful. You must have a wonderful garden.

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  13. These are beautiful pictures Arija! All stunning.

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  14. Hi Arija! Your garden is a delight indeed. You have such beautiful flowers and you are a good photographer.Thanks for your visit.

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  15. You've really got some beauties there. It must be gorgeous where you live. I like the one called "kiss me quick"!!

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  16. fabulous set of pretty flowers, all are beautiful. Thanks for sharing ...

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  17. When bright flowers bloom..
    Parchment crumbles,
    my words fade
    The pen has dropped ...
    - Morpheus

    Vielen Dank für den Besuch und Kommentar. Ich habe mich sehr gefreut.
    LG aus Kanada.

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  18. It is so nice to come here and see your beautiful Spring flower shots. Beautiful. I love the soft pink in the first one! Have a good week...

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  19. Arija: Really neat flower captures, I do love your roses.

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  20. Your garden is beautiful! The colors are so pretty. Fabulous photos!

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  21. Arija

    You have a great series of fantastic flowers, very well captured!
    I invite you to send me flowers that will posted in TODAY'S FLOWERS, if you want, of course!

    Thanks for your support!

    Luiz

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  22. What a gorgeous bouquet you have for us today!
    The old roses remind me of the roses in my grandparents from yard when I was growing up.

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  23. They are all absolutely beautiful. I love the smell of wild roses.
    Seems as though most of America's hybrid roses have no scent.

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  24. You have captured these flowers so well.

    Paz

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  25. I can't believe that is a hawthorn, so pretty. I wish there was blogsmelling gadget so I could smell those roses...really nice photos.

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  26. Your flowers are so pretty. I imagined the different fragrances. Thanks for the information on each one.

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  27. Hi Arija, I am very sorry for your garden on the farm. It is heartbreaking when it is so dry that the plants can not survive. I am glad that your Mount Lofty garden flourishes by the look of all the marvelous flowers. The roses with their soft, faded colours are so delightful. I wish i could smell them. Do you think it could be a little china rose, the one which is unidentified.
    I have a tiny china rose called Apple blossom, practically no thorns, a lovely scent and very soft rose, it only flowers once, now. I hope you get rain soon or is spring always so dry? I have experienced very dry springs and I know what you are going through.

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  28. oh you make me wish i could smell the heady fragrances!

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  29. Thank you very much for your visit - I really enjoyed looking your beautiful flowers. Thank you for sharing them.

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  30. different flowers, different shapes, different comments and different blog....

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  31. Beautiful and gorgeous shots you've got here :)

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  32. Beautiful, beautifu, flowers. I have always loved Mock Orange (Philadelphus). So heavenly. We are going into winter here so I will have to enjoy flowers through you. MB

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  33. Lovely selection, especially the roses.

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  34. A great selection, particularly the roses.

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  35. Gorgeous, it's a pity that we can't smell them.

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  36. I'm impressed you can grow all these beautiful flowers in the conditions you describe. Congrats on a lovely garden.

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  37. All these blooms are so very gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  38. I so enjoy seeing your roses. We use multiflora as a root stock in this area and it looks very much like yours.
    Marnie

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  39. It's delíghtful visiting your blog!

    Thanks for your visit.

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  40. Wow, Arija
    Exuberant display of beautiful flowers, congratulations for the post.
    Thank you for participating in Today's Flowers.
    hugs,
    Denise, Pupo & Santilli - Team TF

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  41. You have no idea what a treat it is for me to see your flowers today. My garden is now under 4 inches of snow and it is still falling! These are the beautiful reminders of what spring will bring next year!

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  42. Very pretty! I can just smell those roses. :-)

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  43. Your photographs are tantalizing! They are so crisp, you feel like you could reach into the screen and pluck one! Wish the screen was "scratch and sniff" too!
    Marie

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  44. Wonderful photos of superb flowers. I love old roses. We have made a rose 'snake' garden this year and hope that next year we'll get more blooms and stronger plants.

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  45. You certainly must have a beautiful garden with all these blooms!

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  46. I wandered over here from your other post -- absolutely gorgeous!

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