Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The colour white in the garden

Parts of my garden are quite shady (epsecially since the heavily pruned lychee tree is growing back) and spots of white really show up in those areas.  The butterfly bush is dripping with flowers and the honey eaters love them so there is always a carpet of white flowers that they have ripped off and tossed ot the ground!  I took this at dusk with the flash with my phone and like the way the white flowers show up.


One of my eucharist lillies started to bloom and I noticed how pretty it looked with the pink and white in that area.


This is another plant that has slowly recovered  now that there is more shade.  I just love the strappy leaves with curly edges.  No idea what it is called.


Just a couple of months ago this poor garden was looking very sad.  The whole top of the lychee tree was pruned, leaving sun pouring down on the garden.  I erected a few shade cloths and umbrellas, and now lots of little leaves have appeared so they are getting lovely filtered light once again. Isnt it amazing how resilient plants can be? 

14 comments:

  1. what lush green foliage (I fear I use the word "lush" every time I see your pictures! The white flowers are so spectacular, very delicate. the spotted leaves are so very cool too!

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  2. It wasnt so lush when the lychee tree was pruned and everything was getting sunburnt! My response was not to post photos of that tragic time.

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  3. Do you know the scientific name for the butterfly bush? Sounds like my kind of plant :-)

    (I love reading your blog btw :-) having my own tropical garden. Mine is supposedly all natives but it's amazing how many exotics creep in! Self-sown usually, but occasionally I just can't resist a certain exotic plant!)

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    1. I had been calling it a Chleredon, but then someone suggested it might be a Gaura, I bought it years ago at Bunnings, so the tag is long gone - sorry.

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    2. Actually this looks right:
      https://www.google.com.au/search?q=Gaura&rlz=1C1AVNA_enAU558AU558&tbm=isch&imgil=uTcvZkDwYRi2uM%253A%253BRxzsOSx-Osy8lM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.imagejuicy.com%25252Fimages%25252Fplants%25252Fg%25252Fgaura%25252F8%25252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=uTcvZkDwYRi2uM%253A%252CRxzsOSx-Osy8lM%252C_&usg=__GoeYtQ-nTQoy-eKbKfetTN4oCxY%3D&biw=1600&bih=775&ved=0ahUKEwiuxsGay6HMAhUW5GMKHR5HA0YQyjcIlQE&ei=ncAZV-6DE5bIjwOejo2wBA#tbm=isch&q=gaura+butterfly+bush

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  4. Love those white butterfly bush flowers, don't think I had ever seen this plant Gill.

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    1. Back in America I had a similar one that was blue and white. I have moved this one around a bit, but at least it seems happy where it is.

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  5. I always love coming to your blog and seeing all of nature's abundance. Thank you.

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    1. thank you Angie, I certainly enjoy sharing it!

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  6. Always fun to see your tropical beauty.

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  7. just caught up with your other posts too, my your garden is looking amazing! those beautiful leaf foliage! i want some! i have a huge fig tree which i plan to put some shade lovers under eventually, have lots of chilli plants under it at the moment.
    beautiful
    thanx for sharing

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    1. Hi Selina,
      I am so very blessed to have so much beauty around me!

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  8. I have a few pots of Eucharis lilies. I wonder, if I'll get flowers this year.

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