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 Elephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.
I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week I have some photos from my garden and a few from others' gardens as I walked to the bus stop.
woohoowoohoowoohoo not that I'm super excited or anything (*~*), but this is a baby apricot tree, only four inches tall. Some of you may remember I've been trying to grow one (or a few) since forever began, and recently planted nine apricot pits in each of three pebble-ringed circles. This is tree number one :D
near the bus stop, this frantic little bird was zipping from shrub to shrub, probably desperately hoping we wouldn't find where she had her nest.
this echeveria reverted to green after planting, now, two years later the red edging has returned.
how many of you remember when I planted this erigeron hedge? the seedlings were so tiny, a few got trampled by a careless someone wandering about with her hose, but the bushes now have very little gap between them.
Also called seaside daisies, erigerons have such cheerful little blooms, beginning as pink and maturing to white.
this was the first rosebud to show itself early last month, it didn't survive, bugs and weather got to it.
this fabulous grevillea is on the way to my bus stop
this large hollyhock is part of the footpath garden just down on the corner,
here is my hand on the largest leaf so you can see how big it is. The leaf, not my hand :)
My Ixias are putting on a lovely show at last, I was worried they might not survive the storms, they did get battered a bit. And oddly enough, there are a couple of ixias popping up and flowering way over to the left of this photo. Underground migration in action.
beautiful colours, right?
This is Midori, my grand daughter's six month old chihuahua puppy, very excitable and rarely this still. In the short time I was there, she did learn to Stop! and Sit! but only for me.
orange watsonia under the fejoia tree
and yellow watsonia, far less commonly seen. When these die down in autumn I will dig up a bit of each and plant them in my patch. Only fair, since I just discovered my missing baby buddleia, now five feet tall and thriving in P's section of the front garden. It's in a spot where I will see it when it blooms, so that's okay, I'll get to enjoy the purple brilliance of it.
my Ranunculus have finally opened all those buds, the red is deeper than it looks here, I probably should have set the camera for flowers.
I like this ruffly one and guess what? I forgot to buy white ranunculus bulbs :(
Have to wait until next year now.
new bronze growth on no-one's rubber tree, I've been watering it from the bucket that catches the drips from their washing machine taps. Last summer it was pretty close to dead. Next autumn a piece is coming here and going in the largest pot I have.
my tiny patch of starflowers, which look white, but are actually the prettiest pale blueish purple.
let's finish with Roscoe, hiding in the dusty miller patch. If that spreads any wider I'm going to have to move Roscoe.