Sunday, 11 October 2015


I am a great fan of Liliums, and am thrilled with the ones that I planted only a couple of weeks ago.
I picked the first one this morning and there are others nearly ready to open.

You can learn about them here and here. 

Saturday, 19 September 2015

What are they?

I have seen these intriguing plants on many occasions and am fascinated by them, but I don't know what they are called.  These were at Taringa, Queensland, at a unit complex I visited. I just had to take a photo of them.  I don't think the photo does them justice.

If anyone knows, please let me know.  They look like a variety of cactus.

Friday, 11 September 2015

The Hippeastrum in Bloom

The above photo is of one of my Hippeastrum's in flower - September 11th, 2015. 

The above photo was taken this week in the Caboolture Historical Village near the Zanow's shed.  There are many about to bloom.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

More on the Hippeastrum

Soon to bloom.. ...............


I have planted my bulbs.  Hopefully, the plants will grow quickly and I will soon have some bulbs like this!!   This is just the cover of the packet!!!!

Below is one of the bulbs just starting - about 2 inches high at this point.  They are pretty easy to grow!

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

My Hippeastrum

I have had my Hippeastrums for some years, and sadly they get neglected from time to time, but usually flower for me.

I am thrilled to see some strong buds pushing their way up.

You can see I don't have a garden as such - just some pots.    You can read some very interesting material about them here at Wikipedia. and here. 

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

The First Day of Spring - in Australia

I went for a stroll in the Caboolture Historical Village garden today and found some wonderful flowers in bloom.  





I wonder why the orchids are all looking towards to ground. Perhaps they are tree orchids and should have been planted on the side of a tree - and high up.  

Wonderful to see on the first day of Spring, September 1st, 2015.