Thursday, September 17, 2009

Growth in the Garden Area

Tis September and for those of us living on the southern side of the world, time for planting, cleaning out cupboards, and hayfever - yes, it's Spring!

In a suitably perky mood last weekend, I visited my local nursery and stocked up on some loveliness to get me through the summer. I'm a bit lacking in the actual garden department but make up for it with some large pots and a rockery area.

Lavender is always a favourite. This particular kind above is Avonview.

The rockery area is an odd shape and seems to have been fashioned around our hot water system. Strange. I am going to try this little cutie, a Red Saxifraga. Apparently it loves rocks and shade. Good luck to it I say!

The windowbox area outside my kitchen window. I have thyme, capsicum and a magenta pigface. It was intended for my very exciting purchase of this fantastic pig, however, I think the plant will be bigger than the pig.

Lovely friendly sunny geranium. Reminds me of my grandma.

Last but not at all least, an ornamental kale. I have admired kale as a cut flower at my local florist for a while, but it always seems outrageously expensive. So I pounced when I saw it for sale as a plant! I love the colours in it.

Are you fixing up your garden this spring? I'd love to hear what you are planting.


BonTons said...

Our lavender is flowering and looks so pretty, which is lucky because I am not a good gardener.... I love spring

Cloud said...

You can come up to Brissy and fix my garden! I have a weed in my yard that is so big (bigger than me & I'm 175cm tall) that it has bent over double under it's own weight! I am soooooo slack.

The colours in that kale are beautiful and will tie in well with the lavender flowers too.

Tracey said...

I love seeing your spring - especially as we enter autumn here in the States!

Morphologica said...

Looks great! I can only just manage to keep a cactus growing (despite the fact that it has fallen out of the window at least three times).

Natalia said...

Oh what lovely pics!

Leanne Lonergan said...

Emma your garden looks lovely!

Forget.Me.Not said...

lovely :)

Vintage Sew and So said...

Just lovely Emma

Gracie said...

Ah how I love spring. Thanks for the comment. I do hope it's a good night and I'm sure to have photos next week.