Thursday, January 01, 2009

If you are cold and wintery...


Here's some photos around our garden.
(I brought the purple orchid inside so I could enjoy it.)







The first green plant, a bird's-nest fern, is taller than I am.

The pinkish flower is a S.American bromeliad; the red one an ornamental banana. The yellow spray is yet another orchid, the dancing lady.



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5 comments:

Satima Flavell said...

Ooh, lovely. A rainy 18 in Mount Gambier today, and I've had to put an extra cover on the bed, so looking at something tropical is really comforting:-) There is summer out there, somewhere...

Glenda Larke said...

Margaret just told me it was 37c or so in Perth...

And you know where my husband is going in mid-January? Laverton, W.A.!

Jo said...

A chilly -10°C here today. Supposed to get snow tomorrow and over the weekend.

Not sure whether to enjoy summer pictures or be envious. Lovely pictures though. I once had a Bromeliad when I lived in the States. They don't take much care, but I believe orchids do.

glenda larke said...

Jo, our orchids are outside and survive or die without care. We are very careless gardeners in fact...

Jo said...

Well, it could be one of those fallacies one hears and believes for years, but I always understood people spent hours caring for their orchids in special greenhouses, etc. etc.

Its warmer now by the way, only -7°.