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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sunday Selections # 170



Welcome back to Sunday Selections!

This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs.

The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River, somewhere in your post
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted.
4. hop on over to TheElephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.

Kath and Andrew often join in as well, although Kath has been quite busy lately and unable to join us.  :(
There are several other participants now though:
Jackie K at WorkingThrough It

I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week I have some photos of the roses I saw while walking around North Adelaide.

I'm telling you, roses were everywhere!!
Adelaide really is a good spot for them.

a delicate pink

I liked this one

a little overblown but a lovely colour

another delicate pink. The bud below is darker edged while the bloom immediately behind has faded to white. I like bushes that do this shade and fade.

a red one!

another of the delicate pinks. This colour was very popular in the street I was walking along.
and again, the delicate pink.

When it comes to roses, I think I prefer the other suburbs, they have a far greater colour range. 

the next two aren't roses, but I love the bright yellow flowers.

no idea what they are, the flowers remind me of Lantana. This is probably a bush variety, the one I remember from childhood is a creeper and a noxious weed here in Australia because it just takes over everything.

several bushes in a row make a lovely bright hedge, don't you agree?












11 comments:

  1. Isn't it wonderful the things there are to be seen when we open our eyes. Love the roses (overblown or not) and that stunning yellow splash. It does look a little a sub species of lantan. I suspect that Marie will now when she drops in.

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  2. My parents had so many roses when I was growing up. Now that I am through one winter with one rose and the deer didn't eat it, I'm up for more.

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  3. Love yellow flowers and roses are the best, i have a climbing yellow rose pity I only get about four flowers a year but they are pretty good.
    Merle...........

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  4. Yes, it does look like lantana. While it does grow well here, I don't think it is warm enough for it to become a problem. Nevertheless, people should be careful with it.

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  5. Thanks! You brighten up a grey and wet Sunday.

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  6. I know that West Aust and Adelaide are among the best climates in Australia to grow roses.
    Mine absolutely flourished in W.A.

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  7. Elephant's Child; the yellow is probably a specially bred bush variety of lantana. I've seen them everywhere in yellow, purple and a lovely tri-shade of red/orange/yellow. I'll take a photo next time I walk past that tri-shade. I've seen red ones too.

    Joanne; the trick is to plant so many roses that when the deer have eaten their fill, you still have one or two left.

    Merle; only a few flowers? Perhaps you could give it a spring feeding of blood and bone or something with potassium to encourage flowers.

    Andrew; I'm pretty sure it is a lantana variety, but one bred not to ramble or sucker.

    mm; you're welcome.

    Vicki; Perth and Adelaide are very similar in climate.

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  8. I'm almost certain that it is a lantana, which is a plant that I remember fondly from my Adelaide garden. Mine was the more common pink lantana. I rather liked it (even though people think of it as a weed) because it blooms for long periods of time and attracts butterflies.

    The roses are indeed glorious. My late mother-in-law had a whole front garden full of standard roses, which are still flowering beautifully. Which is kind of apt as the house is in Rose Park :-)

    My favourite is the fourth photo. I am a sucker for that colour in any flower and this reminds me of "Just Joey". Apricot roses always have such a warm tint to them which make them look so much more 'approachable'.

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  9. I think I like the single blooms best...they look so sweet and old fashioned.

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  10. Those roses are beautiful and thank you for sharing.
    The yellow one is indeed lantana. We have it in our back garden and also there are some planted near our post office and survive without water it seems.
    I think it is not aggressive and therefore not considered a noxious weed as so many of the larger varieties are.

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  11. I meant to tell you that the lovely tiny daisy that had spread right across the garden at the side of our front verandah didn't stand up to the drought but.....when Ron cut it right back he left a few dead looking pieces which are now showing lots of new green leaves. It certainly is proving to be a very hardy plant and hope yours is doing OK too.

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