Pleasr click the photos to enlarge...
Nerines by the Wool Room fence, being dormant in
summer and loving heat, performed like troopers!
Below, Podranea ricasoliana vine in our My Lofty
garden is a bomb proof survivor and, although parts
of it died back, still flowered.
Some unkillable Pampas Grass in the dell by a
disused saline well on the farm. You can burn it, you
can poison it, you can deprive it of water or hack it with
an axe but whatever you do, it comes out a winner!
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Nature is resilient as demonstrated by your photos. I would say that I question the addition of pampas grass in areas where it doesn’t grow naturally. I’ve seen it pop up in the most unusual places in otherwise natural areas.ReplyDelete
Yes indeed Arija - the hardiest will always survive - I love those nerines - I have some in my garden but they are a pale pink - those look such a strong colour.ReplyDelete
Glad to see some blooms survived your dry summer. I rather like pampas grass, but not if it doesn't beong.ReplyDelete
We have pampas graass here too (a hitchhiker import or escapee or something) and I agree, it is a superplant. It will surely be one of the survivor species.ReplyDelete
Beautiful draught surviors! It's amazing how they do it, but they can!ReplyDelete
The columbines are so lovely, I think my mother's plants are from her mother's garden, and her parent's farm dates back to 1750 or so.
Anyway, the columbines are SOOOO sweet :)
I dont think they are old fashined. I love them!
How nice to see survivors of the drought. When you get rain it will be interesting to see what else is hiding. good luck and lots of good wishes for moisture in the future!ReplyDelete
I am so glad that some of your plants have survived. The nerines are beautiful, a stunning colour. Let's all pray for rain for you.ReplyDelete
Thank you Arija, I do appreciate these flowers as flowers I know from my Grandmother's garden :)ReplyDelete
Almost the same as the dandelion, I see it pop up through the asphalt! Nature always find its way!ReplyDelete
Love those red flowers, they are so bright! :)
The nerines are beautiful. Let's pray for rain.ReplyDelete
Nice shots. I like pampas grass though I haven't taken a shot of it yet that I really like.ReplyDelete
So glad you have some beauties to show us that have endured. That Pampas Grass is stunning.ReplyDelete
Nature's survival instinct is quite amazing isn't it! When I wintered in the Arizona desert I was in awe everyReplyDelete
day that I hiked in sweltering heat..yet the plants have their own resilence to survive the intense heat!
Your flowers and tall pink grass are wonderful to see!
Beautiful captures of graceful survivors.ReplyDelete
Have a great week.
Great pictures of your surviving plants and flowers!!ReplyDelete
Do you think some of your plants just go dormant and perhaps come back next spring??
Grasses are very hardy and should survive dry seasons. Let's hope for the best!!
Thank you for your comment.
It is spring here and that is the time, I love to go hiking, spend many hours at the lake and in the garden.
Liebe Grüsse Gisela.
The Nerines look so lovely in the dry grass. The red of these amazing flowers crying out to be seen. Always loved the Pampas, it could be a nightmare, but it is so beautiful.ReplyDelete
Arija, your flowers and photos are incredibly beautiful -- as always! How wonderful that they are so sturdy in spite of looking so delicate and fragile!Have a lovely week!ReplyDelete
I love those bold red nerines!!ReplyDelete
You comments about how late my spring is, here in Ottawa. I must tell you, then, that the province of Saskatchewan, two provinces to the west, had snow last week. Daughter was supposed to start her field work, but couldn't.
Pampas Grass is about $20.00 each small plant in a gallon plastic bucket. It dies back each winter but doesn't seem to take over. Maybe it is our weather here in Ohio.ReplyDelete
I did enjoy your photos and found the post interesting.
pretty dainty series of flowers.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful tribute to some plucky survivers! Your photography is wonderful too--your pictures just fill my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give.ReplyDelete
Beautiful flowers, glad some survived the drought. The pampas grass is so unique, I think we have it here too.ReplyDelete
Those flowers are surely tough! We could learn something from them ... They are strong and beautiful, too!ReplyDelete
I am catching up on my blog reading.. I am glad that there is some plant joy in your life despite the drought..I can't think of Australia without thinking of all that you have lost in your garden... MichelleReplyDelete
Arija: I'm sure glad a few of the pretty flowers survived the drought.ReplyDelete
Nature is so wonderful. It sometimes seems so fragile, and yet survives the worst kind of abuse. Beautiful photos of the "survivors"ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by.
Nature can, at times be wonderful. Always striving to reproduce and doing it beautifully. MBReplyDelete
I'm glad some flowers have survived the draught.ReplyDelete
The Nerines looks so crimson red among the dried grass.ReplyDelete
So you have the Toi Tois too. Is that what you call the pampas grass?
Ooooh Arija, how I wish I could sit down for a cup of coffee with you - really I would love that! I have goose bumps just thinking about it. You know I love you!ReplyDelete
The red flowers say so much about the resiliency of nature. From destruction and barenness spring forth life!
Hi Arija...that was a great post...it is always good to see what survives in a drought, isn't it? I do hope your drought will soon be over. I wonder if you have had any substantial rain yet? I am still in NY so haven't kept up with all the news there!ReplyDelete
Had a little trip to Virginia, and so my post is of flowers from there this week!
We have a lot of Pampas Grass by this time here in the south of Brazil, Arija. Makes beautiful landscaps.ReplyDelete
The Nerines are very nice.
Thanks for your visit!
Have a nice week.
Wonderful resilient blossoms ;--)ReplyDelete
Thanks for identifying each. I may see if they'll grow where I live too.
Hugs and blessings,
The nerines look lovely even (or especially) against the parched background. Hope your next summer will be less dry.ReplyDelete
Thank goodness plants are so resilient! The light in the pampas grass is beautiful.ReplyDelete
All magnificent pictures! Love the colours, especially the pink colour of the pampas grass. I've never seen it that colour here.ReplyDelete
I am so happy you have these survivors in your garden, even happier that you shared them with us. Thank you so much.ReplyDelete