Earlier this year I planted some annuals in the garden that have started to flower. Only one of my half dozen poppy seedlings have survived the ravages of the snails. However, it is flowering well. Delicate white blooms...


 ...with the smallest flush of pink on the underside of the petals.

The nasturtiums I planted have gone quite rampant, much to my delight. They have stated to climb the fence. I am intrigued to discover that the stems of the leaves have the capacity to loop around a branch and hold it quite firmly, thus supporting the climbing stem.

In the late afternoon light the flowers seem to glow with their own inner light.

This bush is a local, called Coastal Beard Heath (Leucopogon parviflorus) * . It can make a good wind break as it is tolerant of the salty winds we experience by the sea.  

At this time of year it is covered with minute slightly fragrant flowers. They look quite amazing in this enlarged close-up photo.

This ground cover, with delightful small bluish-mauve daisy flowers, is known as a Cut-leaf Daisy (Brachyscome multifida) * . It spreads slowly and and makes a lovely dense mat. 


This week's ikebana has a variety of Spring flowers gathered from a garden in Melbourne. It includes a stem of bamboo, two kinds of begonia, an unknown red-orange annual and some very tiny succulent flowers. The vessel is a celadon dish by the ceramic artist Alistair Whyte * .

Greetings from Christopher
24th September 2016

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