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Nice Nicotiana and Salvia combination. Cheers from Oz
PS. Some more of the drip feed of counter seasonal flowering for those who may be interested. (1) Coral gum (Eucalyptus torquata); and (2) and (3), Flowering gums (Corymbia ficifolia).
Your part of the world has such fun spring flowers, Frank. Even though the scientific names would not indicate they are from the same family, the fact that they share the common name "gums" and look so similar makes me think they are at least kissin' cousins.
Hi Michaele - the Flowering gum tree used to be Eucalyptus ficifolia, but was reclassified to Corymbia ficifolia in recent years. So yes, very close relations. Thanks for your insightful comments as usual. Cheers, Frank
Ha, Frank, we're all members in good standing of your fan club!
Hey Michaele - A bit more Australiana (hope you don't mind). We are in a fishing competition at the moment, and another competitor just caught this fish in front of us. It is an iconic fresh water native fish called a Murray cod (106cm). Pics. were quickly taken and the cod was released - lovely to see it swim away!
Very impressive looking and it sent me off on a centimeter to inches conversion table. Does that kind of fish have a lot of fight in it when hooked?
Yes - it probably weighed 60 lb (change of units) and put on a nice fight. Big yell when it was landed. Can grow to over 100 lb.
Beautiful, Frank. They must be stunning "in person"!
Thanks, Frank, for the burst of spring color from Oz. The flowers there are so interesting. Explosions of vibrant colors. I love it. Keep up the bonus photos.
Thanks Frankie, for today’s fix!
I just love your beautiful Australian spring flowers. So showy and colourful, bursting like fireworks.
Frank, you’re getting us all anxious for spring. These are lovely. Thanks.
Gorgeous, Frank! These flowers remind me of the sea anemones that grow under water off the Pacific coast of North America.
Does look very similar, Lorraine. Nice pick-up!
Very impressively colorful! Thanks for sharing Frank!
I particularly love the tapestry of delicate textures in photo #1. The clematis seed heads could be a main character in a Dr. Seuss book...they are so charming.
I agree with Michaele. The seed heads on the clematis are so cool. I love both of the Salvia’s, probably because I cannot grow them here in zone 6 (which automatically increases my plant envy).
Talk about plant envy, I am serious envy in years about the plants that they have in Australia where Frank is.
Very true, Lilian. The plants from Australia look like they come from another world. Such a wow factor.
Lovely! I am especially taken with the Nicotiana and Salvia combination!
I would like to know what perennial mum that is, and what zone were all these photos taken? To think that salvia and nicotiana would be blooming!
The photos were taken at a garden in Bronx, New York. And, unfortunately, we do not know the name of the perennial mum.
Ah, 7B! no wonder! I'd have thought your hardiness zone would have been a bit lower, given the latitude, but I guess the harbor has a stronger modifying effect than I'd realized. I too love that first photo - such soft colors. And am intrigued, like Kevin with the salvia's, but can't grow them either. Nice that the nicotiana is still blooming - will have to remember that for next year. Steve, thanks for sharing!
The Hydrangea paniculata and Clematis tibetana combination is both striking and ethereal in their silver and tan fall colors. Having researched the C. tibetana before commenting, I think the seed heads are as pretty if not more so than the actual blossoms, which are unique for a Clematis (thick yellow 4-petal). And best of all, they both grow in my climate zone, Yeah! The Dahlia and mum combination is also very pretty. Dang, ya'll I don't have enough room (or money) for all the plants I lust after from this Blog.
"Autumn,the years last,loveliest smile", (W.C. Bryant) I believe this sums up this GPOD week starting with Ms. Cronce's spectacular gardens parts 1 &2 thru to this mornings beautifully understated post.
Thank you for the photos & good luck to everyone, Joe
What a great photo of the C. tibetana and hydrangea. We grew that type of clematis in WI until it tried to take over our house but the whorls do hang on beautifully. The best thing about living in western WA is that we have something flowering every month and it looks like the Bronx benefit from some maritime warmth, too.
I love the clematis heads i picture one! They always leave a long bit of beauty!
I love the softness of the first photo with the silky clematis seed heads and the lacy hydrangea. Some plants "go over" so much more gracefully than others.
Not only do you have a lovely garden, you have a great eye for photographing it. I am making myself frenzied ordering bulbs and other plants online...Even spent $300 for a yellow Clivia bred at Longwood. It came in a box I could easily have stood up in and had not a blemish on the strapping leaves. Im talking sweetly to it as well as to the Popov Amaryllis that are growing measureably every day...looking forward to flowers. Finally came across a source for Papillon Amaryllis so ordered three. (Yay). Anyone know where I can find the terrific perennial Crambe Cordifolia?
Frank, you're making me even more crazy with those gorgeous Aussie fleurs!!!
Someone is making Monday great again! What a stunning winter garden! Love the Nicotiana and Salvia leucantha and Dahlia ‘Gem’ and some perennial mums combinations. Thanks for sharing!
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