Sunday Selections # 256

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.
  Andrew often joins in too.

I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week I will show you some of the things I grew in my previous home, where I had a garden to properly call my own.

If the computer will just behave itself and show me the photos I'm looking for.....!

aeoniums: with multiple heads per stem. My current planting of these here isn't doing so well yet, but I'm hopeful.

bamboo palms in pots and shading the big front window I had

detail of a leaf on a bookleaf conifer

echeveria centre

evening primroses, I loved the way they glowed in the dusk

frozen dewdrops, obviously not grown by me; the image may be a little unclear, hard to see the individual frozen drops of dew, I found this unexpectedly in a folder from 2008 I think, the only time I had seen early morning frost in Adelaide.

home grown garlic; first, best, only, crop I ever managed to grow

gollum. I'm trying to grow one here and after all these months it is beginning to grow extra shoots, but I'm going to buy more, since I want that area greened up sooner.

green beans, so many I had a half dozen freezer bags full in the freezer.

heirloom carrots. They didn't get very big, the tops were enormous, reaching up past my knees, so I thought surely they must be ready and pulled them up. 

kalanchoe, something I forgot to buy when choosing plants for here. 
I'll get some when I go to Bunnings next.

soft, velvety, lavender leaves.

monstera in pots in the carport, I had three of these and several split-leaf philodendrons, neither of which I can have here, there just isn't enough shade.

another one not grown by me, mould spores on a damp autumn leaf.

finally, a raindrop about to fall off a leaf. 

Next week, something new in my current garden.


  1. We have some white impatiens on the balcony at the moment and they too glow in the light of dusk.

  2. We have some white impatiens on the balcony at the moment and they too glow in the light of dusk.

  3. Loving your old garden. And those plants which glow at dusk and dawn are a gift.

  4. Your thumb must be BRIGHT green!!

  5. And a wonderful garden it was. And for all your hard work you were richly rewarded. Great looking garlic! There's nothing quite like home-grown vegies. It looks like it was a beautiful, lush garden...thanks to you.

    I hope the final few days of 2015 treat you and Angel well, River...I'm still working through all my Christmas fare...something I think I'll still be doing through to Easter and beyond!!! One would think by now I would've learned my lesson...but I haven't! lol Cuddles to Angel. :)

  6. Garden goodness always lovely to see :)

  7. R Mac Wheeler; it was a great little garden, I miss the shade I had there.

    Andrew; white flowers are a good choice if you put them where they can be seen at dusk.

    Elephant's Child; I had a whole fruit forest there too, plums, cherries, apricots, nectarines, all in pots.

    fishducky; not anymore, it's kind of browned off. Soil and position are against me here.

    Lee; it was one of the best gardens I ever had. Even had a large shade house, until someone who shall be nameless decided people seeing it from the alley behind us might think we were growing illegal crops, so he pulled it down while I was at work one day. I've never grown such good garlic before or since, which is disappointing.

    Vicki; I love seeing lush gardens too.

  8. Your veggies look nice, there is just something different about growing your own..

  9. I'm growing a lot of mushrooms on the lid of the chook pen. ;) Here is my link this week.

    Sunday Selections Week 52

  10. You appear to have grown nearly all the plants I once grew except for the monstera but there was one next door that came over our fence. It grew virtually in full sun and thrived well.
    I agree about a green thumb; I am sure you have one which seldom appears to fail you.
    Thank you for sharing past memories with us.

  11. You had a lovely garden River. I'm looking forward to seeing next week's pictures of your current garden.

  12. Margaret-whiteangel; if only they would grow here, but it's not to be. I tried.

    Snoskred; are they edible mushrooms? We had one of those 'mushroom boxes' once and got more mushrooms than we thought possible. Ex #1 was in mushroom heaven.

    Mimsie; that's just a small selection of what I had there. And almost everything was in pots, which I gave away before moving here because I knew there wasn't enough space here.

    Tracy; current garden is very much a work in progress. I keep trying different things which often don't work (*~*)

  13. You have grown so many interesting things - thanks for the glimpse!

  14. Susan F; I've tried to grow some of the same things here, but not everything has survived. The soil is different and there's a lot of competition from the tree roots.

  15. Oh wow. I'm so very impressed! Homegrown garlic? And I have never heard of aeoniums. They look like a cross between a palm tree and a daisy plant. :)


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