Sep 29, 2011

A Walk in My Garden...

 Come for a walk in the garden with me, 
to see what has come into flower in the spring sunshine...
 One of the things I love most about this garden
is that there is always something in flower, 
so I can gather armfuls of botanical goodness to decorate the house.

But at the moment, 
it has outdone itself with picking options! 

images: blue fruit

26 comments:

  1. Mmmmm... you can almost smell the fragrance of Spring. You have a lovely garden.

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  2. Why thank you Marigold! 

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  3. Hi virginia

    ok - putting in my order with you now for home delivery please - actually you deliver and stay a while so we can chat :)

    x

    Loulou

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  4. Love that idea Loulou! The flowers may wilt, though, by the time we finish gasbagging! 

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  5. Lovely lovely garden! 

    LR @ Magnificent or Egregious

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  6. Claudia@wishyouwerehere29/9/11 10:02 AM

    beautiful colours Virginia, what a lovely garden!

    On a different note...I'm coming to Melbourne next week with the family, we only have three days and wondering if there's anything in particular that we should not miss (and the name of that lovely cafe/patisserie that you featured in one of your posts a couple of months ago) thanks!
    Have a great day.
    Claudia xo

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  7. Hi Claudia! Oh how exciting! The patisserie is Chez Dre at South melbourne - right next to the market. I'll drop you an email with some suggestions, but top of mind is the Tutankamen exhibition which is fantastic and Love Never Dies. I sent my parents off to see Love Never Dies yesterday as they are over from Adelaide for the school holidays, and they loved it as much as we (including our 12 year old son) did. The Tutankamen exhibition was beautiful - and I found myself longing for the rich blues of Lapis Lazuli for weeks afterwards...

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  8. Is this your garden Virginia?  Wow it is really stunning and I love the blue content.

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  9. Oh yes - it is my garden! Thank you. Very lucky to have a large garden of 2700 m2 with beautiful soil and a mild climate. There are lots of white flowers, but I do sneak in lots of blue ones wherever I can. (And orange, hot pink & yellow ones for a bit of variety.) When we moved here there was only lawn everywhere and a few palm trees. It is very different now, after 5 years of planting probably too much! 

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  10. Annie Loveridge29/9/11 12:47 PM

    What a splendid day you have there...doesn't it just make you feel so happy? Your garden is so beautiful Virginia. Your own irises??? LUCKY!!! Thanks for the lovely pictures - I really enjoyed them. Annie x.

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  11. so many lovely flowers you can pick for indoors at home!! now i have garden envy!!!
    absolutely lovely.
    cheryl xox.

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  12. Georgica Pond29/9/11 1:13 PM

    Lucky you, what a beautiful garden and bursting with colour and blooms. So pretty.

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  13. good heavens, the flowers are ssoooo beautiful - make you want to bow down and give
    mother nature crazy respect- the blue are really driving me mad.

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  14. Hello Annie. Yes, my mother planted a few in the rose garden for me a couple of years ago and now they are flourishing. Such an incredible colour. There are black ones too, but they haven't come out yet. 

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  15. Oops - sorry about the garden envy Cheryl! But thank you for the compliment!

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  16. Hello Mel! It truly IS bursting at the seams at the moment. And the crab apples are just coming out - they are going to be spectacular next week I hope. 

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  17. It's the most impossible blue isn't it Shauna? So much to learn from mother nature - I couldn't agree more. Nature gets the very best colour combinations. 

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  18. I got a bit confused when I first saw the pictures, spring? Then I realised you were based in Melbourne! You have a lovely garden.

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  19. robinsonheather29/9/11 6:07 PM

    How lovely to open up my laptop this morning to find a garden growing out of it! Beautiful photos, Virginia...almost makes me wish it was Spring here instead of Autumn...I said "almost" :)

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  20. Well you know Heather, when I was musing about autumn 6 months ago, you said then it was your favourite season - which I have never forgotten. It cheered me up no end! But I think, actually, that the transition seasons of autumn and spring are really the most exciting ones in the garden, at any rate. And I get very excited about both seasons. 

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  21. What a beautiful garden! Wish it was Spring in Sydney too... Winter just seems to linger around...

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  22. Joy at Joyfulthings30/9/11 3:22 AM

    Beautiful!  and the color of the sky is spectacular in the last shot with the apple (?) blossoms!  Sadly, our gardens are going in the other direction and it will be a while until it is our turn for Spring  but in the meantime, I will enjoy your garden!  

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  23. Rachel Callaghan30/9/11 8:40 AM

    Gorgeous photos of your garden. The thing I love about spring is seeing things burst into flower, that you had almost forgotten you had. And then of course, not seeing them again for another year! Then things like fresh asparagus - you traesure them all the more because they are only with us for such a short time - we don't get complacent about them. Have a great weekend!! Rachel

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  24. Well yes we are having that kind of spring too Sophie! One day storms and rain, with roaring log fires in the evening, the next is spring sunshine and clear blue skies, like in these photos, and pretty sun dresses and sandals. All over the place!

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  25. Thank you Rachel. Yes, me too! All the little treasures which self seed, and which are dormant in winter or summer - like the bulbs and iris - they are like long lost friends when they reappear. 

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  26. Claudia Lane30/9/11 11:16 AM

    thank you! x

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