Sunday, October 14, 2012

A walk in the garden

Spring has Sprung and so I thought I would take you for a walk in the garden amongst the trees and shrubs (and weeds).

Strawberries nearly ready to eat
Yum, blueberries

My poor, long suffering Jacaranda that has taken 12 years to flower.



The white Jacaranda is ready to flower.


The orange flowers of the Silky Oak.



The North Queensland Ice-Cream tree in bloom. It produces large seed pods that when scraped out and eaten, taste like vanilla ice-cream.


A little visitor - Rainbow Lorikeet
The cousin of the red flame tree (Brachychiton acerifolius) - Brachychiton Bidwilli (Little Kurrajoing)



My coffee bush. One year I gathered all the beans, roasted them slowly for hours, ground them and made a cup of coffee. It actually tasted OK.




10 comments:

  1. WOW - you have some gorgeous plants/trees in your garden!

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  2. Jealous that you have blueberries! We have tried several times to get them started on our place with no luck yet... What is the secret???

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  3. Ah, I am very envious. I have nothing but weeds at the moment, with some bulbs in pots, waiting for landscaping.

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  4. My garden's way behind yours, but the blueberries are flowering and we're not tropical here in Christchurch

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  5. My garden's way behind yours, but the blueberries are flowering and we're not tropical here in Christchurch

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  6. I was just lamenting the fact that fall is here and fresh berries will have to be substituted with frozen. Then I read your post and realize that I could winter in a happy spring area until season change. I won't this year, but it's nice to see that options are available. :) Beautiful photos!!!

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  7. I bet the 12 years of waiting for the Jacaranda to flower was so worth it.

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  8. How neat that you can grow coffee! And spring...here in Texas we are in Autumn, but still enjoying days in the 80s.

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  9. Wonderful photos, thank you for sharing!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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