Saturday, 26 November 2016

Saturday; a walk along the driveway/butterfly garden.

It is very dry, still some plants and flowers do not give up easily.

Dry leaves from the trees, luckily they can be blown into the side garden as mulch.

Huge lilies; Crinum asiaticum.

Agapanthus flowers may look vulnerable but the plant is as tough as old boots.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

The marvellous Spider Daylilies.

Never give up.

Dreams and Hope go hand in hand...Ts

The toughest of the lot, Bromeliads.

Wishes are generally not granted over night. You must gather your strength like a flower in a drought, to achieve what you wish for. Ts


  1. Yes I have had the leaf problem with the trees crying out for rain. I also have the tough flowers too.

    1. Thank you Diane, Yes, we need those! Hippeastrums were quickly gone this spring. some have not flowered. Most Gladioli have not flowered, just withered away. The bulb bed looks bad, the garden looks messy, I am not looking!

  2. Würde dir gerne etwas Wasser hinüberschicken um die durstigen Pflanzen und wunderschönen Blumen zu tränken, wenigstens in Gedanken geht es.
    Alles Liebe und viel Freude in deinem Garten

    1. Danke dir liebe Elfe. Ja, sie ist nicht inspirierend diese Trockenheit. Wenn es immer so waere koente man wenigstens einen Desert Garten einrichten. aber handkehrum schuettet es wieder und die desert Pflanzen rutschen den Bach ab! Ja eben es ist halt so. Tschuess und lass es dir gut gehen, schoene Weihnachten.

  3. Beautiful and sharp captures! Those bromeliads are turning red - shy beauties LOL.

    1. Stephanie, thank you for your comment. Yes, Bromeliads are the toughies in the rough, dry times. I had, or better my good garden helper has removed a lot of them, as some were taking over the garden. I planted some nice not so rampant species.