A Mandevilla vine in full flower, draped around an American-style mailbox seemed to be the essence of Florida. I was captivated by the sight. We have neither the mailboxes nor the climate for growing the vines outdoors in Lancashire.
My first picture gives a little context, including a glimpse of three birdhouses on pillars at the foot of the trees.
Continue reading “Plants to Grow on a Mailbox: Mandevilla (Rocktrumpet)”
Each year, just as the new season’s roses are appearing, I set out to take pictures of rose buds for the readers who love them (you know who you are). I never do as well as I hope.
It isn’t good to be too critical of your own photography, so I’m offering these up as part of my latest series of posts on roses.
Continue reading “The Magic of Rose Buds”
If you saw
yesterday’s post, you might react to today’s snapdragons with some of the bewilderment I felt. Continue reading “What Happened Next (a Bit of a Rant)”
A bed of tulips underplanted with snapdragons, themselves underplanted by pansies, offered a subject too colourful to resist.
Continue reading “Tulips, Snapdragons and Pansies”
Usually I’d aim to get more of the foxglove spire in the picture, but an alternative viewpoint seemed to work better, focusing on a few spotted flowers.
Continue reading “Foxglove with Dianthus”
I promised to share more pictures from the recent
Cooper-Young Garden Walk. Here’s some of the yard art (garden art, where I’m from) that was liberally scattered around the 90 or so private gardens taking part. Continue reading “Whimsical Yard Art in the Cooper-Young District”