It's that time of year again,
the weather is warming,
the days are lengthening,
the sun reaches out and gently kisses the garden
and before you know it -
. . . . whoosh - the tibouchina hedge explodes.
A mass of fresh green and lush purple reaching for the skies.
I decided to give her a 'trim' before the heat of summer really sets in on us. This way she has a chance to shoot fresh and be well protected from the harsh burning summer sun. We will get many more bursts of purple flower the next few months because of the trim as well.
You can see how much has been 'trimmed' by looking at our roof - like I said, don't let me near your hair with a pair of scissors, not unless you want a whole new short do. *giggle* no point doing half a job now is there!!
While in the garden with the camera, I snapped this little gerbera to share. I can't believe they are still flowering. I need to google more info on these beauties. I want to plant some more, they are just so pretty. They have happy little faces that nod hello on their tall slim stems. I cannot resist but to bend down and say hello back.
And finally, my photo of the day. Do you know what this flower is? It's a poppy bud. Oh my goodness, I finally have poppies in my garden. The seeds have taken and gosh, they are beautiful. It's November, and on the 11th of November we take time to remember those that have fought to keep our country free, to keep our country safe. It would be so nice in my life-time to see more energy put into respecting Remembrance Day rather than the commercial hooo ha of Halloween in Australia.
If you would like more information on Remembrance Day, click here.
So tell me, do you take to your garden with gusto? Perhaps you talk to your plants too?
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely evening at your place.