Friday, July 19, 2013

TODAY'S FLOWERS , I Heart Macro & Weekend Flowers - Flowers in a Mid-Winter Garden

Mid-winter and the garden has suddenly come alive!

This is nowhere near what my garden has to offer between rain, 
hail and windstorms.

Click on any photo to enjoy the slideshow.

First of the hyacinths, now I have a whole bunch up and flowering

Three pots of these Zygopetalum Orchids are going strong.

Cattleya Orchid still holding on

and the Wallflower I grew from a cutting a few months back
is already in bloom.

The Crabapple, Malus floribunda, has been flowering since the 
first autumn rains!

Violets are flowering everywhere as is this rather precious
double, beautifully scented one I keep in a pot.

First of the almond blossom

and roses galore. Due to the cold, the colours are much 
more intense
above and below is 'Apricot Nectar'

Below is 'Charles Austin', one of a number of
 David Austin roses I cherish.

Intense colour on this summertime pale pink rose

even my Passionfruit is flowering!

 plenty of drowned Jonquils

and even my Blueberry!!!

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  1. Gorgeous slideshow of flowers! I especially like the first shot of the hyacinth. Your comment about your garden coming alive in mid-winter says so much about the difference in our climates. Here in mid-summer my garden is alive with color, but come mid-winter it will all be buried in snow. The extremes of heat and cold define our gardens, but right now both are beautiful and blooming, and although some of the flowers are the same, many are extremely different. What a treat it is to be able to tour your garden!

  2. Oh My, it looks like you are in the money and the swim of things with all of the bloomers taking their turn late/early and every one of them is fantastic. These must certainly put a big smile on your sweet face. Hugs around to you my friend~

  3. What magic you have presented us with. Thank you so very much.

  4. Beautiful, and so cheery.

  5. The flowers all look so healthy and happy. Rain has a way of keeping flowers going strong.

  6. Wow meine Liebe , das ist eine feine Fotoserie! wunderschöm...

    Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz


  7. gorgeous!

    (and you deserve huge kudos for grabbing that copperhead by the tail! but we have to do what we need to do, sometimes!)

  8. Seems like a very short winter down under but these blooms are such a delight.

  9. How wonderful to have flowers in winter. They are all very pretty! I particularly like the Wallflower.

  10. Lovely selection from your midwinter garden!
    The muti coloured wallflower looks very interesting,I haven't seen this before.


  11. You do have the most beautiful flowers, Arija!! I love the colors and the variety!! Exquisite!! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!

  12. Fascinating that you have in wintertime Hyacinths, Narcissus and....Roses flowering. Something we can only dream of in our country.

  13. Wonderful blossoms! So beautiful! Love the orchids and the wallflower - haven´t seen such before!

  14. Gorgeous pictures. My favourite have to be the two Apricot Nectar roses.Stunning.

  15. Arija these are gorgeous... so amazing to me, having flowers in winter... here winter flowers appear on window panes as frost:-) So happy you are joining I Heart Macro this week.

  16. What beautiful flowers...goodness you have a green thumb! It is summer here and we are roasting.

  17. o, you have such stunning flowers. And it is your winter. Amazing. The Wallflower looks very interesting.

  18. Liebe Arija,
    deine Blumen sind wunderschön. Vor allen Dingen die Rosen. Man meint den Duft zu verspüren. Herrlich.
    Lieben Dank für deinen Besuch bei mir.
    Mir gefällt es hier, ich komme wieder.
    Einen erholsamen Sonntag wünscht Dir

  19. A wonderful gift of so many flowers! What pure delight to see them growing in wintertime. Thank you for sharing them with Today's Flowers Arija.

  20. Das ist eine wundervolle Blütenserie. Du zeigst sehr schöne Aufnahmen. Besonders gut gefallen mir die Rosen und die Passionsblüte.
    Best regards, Karin

  21. Hi What a wonderful catalogue of colour and beauty. Loved them all. What a difference rain has on flowers. Margaret

  22. Liebe Arija
    Einfach herrlich! Wunderschön sind die Blumenbilder.
    Herzlichste Grüsse aus der Schweiz sendet Dir Yvonne

  23. Hi Arija! Your winter garden shows more flowers than my summer garden. But today the weather is really warm, 30C.
    Thanks for your comment. I agree with you that an old monarch should retire to enjoy old age. There are still four old kings and one old queen in Europe.

  24. Gorgeous flowers! The rain drops are so pretty.

  25. Such gorgeous flowers! Simply beautiful - all of them!

  26. Those orchids are spectacular!

  27. Wow, you are overflowing with lovely flowers, it looks amazing for Winter!

  28. Beautiful flower shots to see Arija... many thanks for sharing them XX

  29. Hope you had a good weekend Arija and could manage to keep warm - so much colder where you live. Your photos are lovely, crab apple reminds me of one by the front gate where I grew up, and the passionfruit flower is one of my favourite blooms. I planted a vine when we lived at Magill and looked forward to those beautiful flowers appearing, of which there were many. So stunning.

  30. Never really grasp just how many different types of flowers there!

    I could spend a lot time in central Australia.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  31. Hello Arija. How are you, my friend. It is I, MJ from formerly Rocky mountain retreat. I dont know if u remember. I have a new blog and wanted you to know. Your Flowers, OH MY GOODNESS!!!! How I am in AWE of your ability to have such beauty and variety in your presence. I am especially fond of the purples! Oh, how I wish I could be there in person... I will be back. I hope you are doing well... Hugs... xxx


  32. Arija, I love all of your flowers. I don't believe I have ever seen a real wallflower before! I just love roses and crab-apple blossoms as well. What beauty you have in your yard!

  33. Your flowers look wonderful. Love them all.
    Thanks for dropping by :)

  34. Beautiful flowers! I am glad the winter has brought you relief from the drought and much beauty also!


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