Loving Succulents

Here is a little color on the final day of winter. This poor plant has struggled through WInter. I’ve seen lots of them absolutely thriving, so I’m hoping it will go ahead and develop during Springtime. The tyre, just in case you’re wondering, is protection from the rabbits.

This one hasn’t flowered yet.


I was wondering where all the frogs were hiding lately and hoping that their populations were not threatened. I was surprised today to find this one hiding in a seed tray in my glass house. I got quite a surprise. So did he and he leapt away quite dramatically.

Blue Mystery

I have been growing a few dwarf mondo grass plants in my glasshouse and I was most surprised to see these tiny little blue balls, almost hidden at the base of the plants. I guess they’re seeds. The colour is true to the picture, really vivid blue! At first I thought the grandkids must have been playing in the glasshouse and put M and Ms there. I did read on the internet that someone else had noticed them on theirs. They didn’t know whether the plants could be propagated from the seed.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD)

A quick trip around my garden

This weekend I worked on the census for both days. That meant I missed two absolutely wonderful, almost Spring, days with my camera. So when I got home this afternoon I took a very quick trip around my neglected garden to see what I could see. I’m excited, I found my first rosebud for the season. Looking carefully at the pidture, I hope that’s not an aphid perched on the tip!