Sunday Selections # 291
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 found this quite large cutting of a white geranium on the footpath near a bus stop, so of course I brought it home. I do love white flowers.
my mint is coming back quite strongly, I'll get out there again soon and trim off the scraggly dead bits.
I don't remember what this is, but it's spreading now at a most satisfactory rate. I have two of them. There was a third, smaller one, but it seems to have wandered into a neighbours pot on her front porch....
the slightly different growth in the centre may be a flower stalk, we'll have to wait and see.
the single rosette I planted is now a small mound of many, can you see the tiny newcomer jut right and below of centre? These are quite small, the eventual size of the mound may be as big as a dinner plate.
the hoya I rescued from P's front porch isn't doing so well, the leaves are a sickly yellow instead of a lovely rich green. I sent an email to the gardening expert who writes a column in our Sunday paper, hopefully she will get back to me before the hoya gives up completely.
a virtual forest of bluebell spikes has appeared around the tree, no flowers yet.
once the bluebells die down again next autumn, I'll lift some of the bulbs and put them in this empty space. Eventually the tree will be surrounded by bluebells.
the tiny aeoniums I put in the birdbath have grown amazingly well. That soil is only four inches deep in the centre and very shallow around the edges. You can see how it has shrunk away from the edges with dryness, I watered straight after taking the photos. The first watering since last summer.
I like this striped pink,
and this lovely strong yellow.
the taller black aeoniums are developing branches now. Wherever a flower appears on a stem, it will eventually grow outwards on a new branch as you see here. Like mini trees.
the aeoniums seen from above
this next photo is not from my garden, but I'm sure you'll enjoy it anyway :)
no-one's kangaroo paws are doing so much better than mine, which are only just beginning to show signs of flowers.