These are photos that have been sitting, waiting to be posted for a while. So, as I haven’t walked anywhere interesting (supermarkets – you don’t really want a post of supermarket, do you?) today, I thought I would post them.
They aren’t all flowers 🙂
First: roses – all from other people’s gardens or street verges.
It seems there are always roses somewhere.
The next are a gorgeous creeper/climber: mexican rose:
a whole wall of it:
and a rare shot of actual Bougainvillea flowers: the tiny white flowers in the centre of the brilliantly coloured leaves – because that is what they are: leaves giving the huge creepers all that brilliant colour:
these are two hibiscus:
I should one day take a photo of my own – a pale yellow. Next time…
The next are azalea
Now the next ones are the flowers on the umbrella tree. There are many of these in Perth and they are pests – they suck up far too much water, grow huge and their roots damage everything. And they grow so fast they crowd out most other things, including native plants.
I don’t know what this is – it’s not the most attractive plant, tall grass-like clumps with wide blade leaves, but when flowering, they can look magnificent in clumps of towering scarlet – but this has a surprise in it – can you see?
yes – the little singing honeyeater. I sometimes get them in my own little garden.
Pink jasmine trailing picturesquely over a white garden fence.
A bird of paradise flower. Sadly, the great clump of this plant was neglected and most of the flowers bedraggled. This was the best shot I could get of a flower & it really deserved better.
The next are pretty flowers that I don’t know the names of:
and this one has interesting leaves in the shot.
then there are oak leaves – I can never resist those.
And here is the galah, guarding its nesting hole in the lemon-scented gum. I’m so happy it’s still there.
And here are two Grevillea – these are cultivars, developed by nurseries so their growing habit is more tree like instead of the untidy, eccentric sprawl it often has naturally – which I like, but these cultivars have lovely flowers:
Grass seed heads looking rather lovely:
and two street verge gardens, one colourful with flowers (including some white roses that you’ve seen above) and one green
and at the end of all walks – there she is 🙂