A Word a Week : Garden (take 2)

Gardening is one of my passions. It gives me joy and peace at the same time to watch the evolving seasons and the different flowers come and go. The garden has changed over 15 years. We started with an almost blank canvas. This place had been a rental property for years. So it was easy maintenance, surrounded by lawn with a couple of struggling cane palms and one glorious Bauhinia tree in the centre of the lawn. Sadly it died during the drought of 1999 to 2009.

In New Zealand we had a cottage style garden, but many of the plants grown in New Zealand could not tolerate the hot, humid conditions of the Queensland summer. So when we moved to Queensland we enjoyed the years of planting and developing a lush tropical garden to suit the climate.

Here is a gallery of some of the flowers and plants and a couple of birds that regularly visit…

Thank you Sue for picking this word from your dictionary this week. Visit “A word a week” to wander round many more gardens.

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19 thoughts on “A Word a Week : Garden (take 2)

  1. so jealous of your tropical blooms. just too dry and hot here, but I’m working on creating some micro climates. we haven’t had a drop of rain for 2 months and you lot have been inundated, please send some west. love to you and jack from me and hazel xx


    • Hi Naomi good to hear from you, hope Hazel is still enjoying her walks down the beach, We desperately need some sun and now they think we will have another tornado next week. Sandra is building up off our coast


  2. what a lovely garden !!!!!


  3. Oh you make me so very jealous. It is so lushly beautiful and it is such a pleasure knowing you. I hope to get infected with your entusiasm and spirit, wonderfyl lady:-)


    • Thank you Nadira for those lovely thoughts. I have read some of your poetry and you write from your heart and soul with beautiful expressive words


  4. Joan and Terry Watson

    you may get this twice internet dropped out, loved the pics, glad to catch up, say hello to Jack


  5. Hallo,
    This is for you, for being kind to others and me : )
    Pick it up here if you want to http://summer4soul.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/valentines-day-this-is-for-you-because-you-are-love/

    Sweet greetings, Summer


  6. You have the most beautiful garden, Pommepal. 🙂


  7. What a beautiful space you have there. Gardens have the self same effect on my husband and I appreciate them through him, and just purely for their beauty. Thanks for sharing.


  8. Sandra

    looks like a beautiful tropical haven of colour and tranquillity…the birds obviously love it too. I forgot to comment on an earlier post to say how fabulous your local beaches look, very inviting; the beaches in our area don’t have nice sand..


  9. Tropical gardens are just so beautiful! The color of the flowers are just so vivid and the beauty so exotic. It makes me miss the Philippines. 🙂


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