Sunday, February 10, 2008

A few plants around the Garden

Hi everyone, the weather has been very pleasant over the last couple of days , so today I decided to spend a much needed few hours in the garden, weeding , trimming a few plants and dead heading a few roses.
Firstly a big thank you To Merle giving me this award "You make the world a better place" Thank you so very much, dear Merle, I feel honoured Thank you.
I pass this on too:Gwen, UKBob,Pea, Anni, Peggy ,Susie or any of my friends who would like it

And also a big thank you to Hootin Anni For the "Royal Banana award"
for this is very much appreciated to be thought of this way.
I pass this on to. Merle ,Rachel , , Lee-ann ,Puss-in-Boots-"Robyn" , Gina, Peter,And again to all my friends,, I cant name you all here

Heres a few photo's taken over the last couple weeks..

A new years eve visitor. Praymantis. (Stick insect)sitting on my sons hand
one of my bromiliads starting to flower
same flower
now in full bloom isnt it pretty
A few more of my bromiliads

Bromiliads not flowering yet
another in flower
The constant heat has knocked my fuchsia's around..
Merle gave me a slip of her red Begonia on our last visit to her place,as you can see its well alive and now in flower Thank You Merle..
one of my pink Begonias.
To end with a couple of Quotes
How long a minute is
depends on what side of the
bathroom door you're on.
Birthdays are good for you;
the more you have,
the longer you live.
Happiness comes through doors you
didn't even know you left open.
Ever notice that the people who are late
are often much jollier
than the people who have to wait for them?



Blogger Gina E. said...

Your flowers are spectacular indeed, Jen! I love Begonias and have had a few over the years, but they didn't last long. I don't have green fingers I'm afraid.
Thank you for the award...I hope you don't mind if I don't put it on my blog. There are so many of these things around, and the more stuff people put on their blogs, the slower they are to download, so I would rather say thank you and leave it at that! Got enough stuff on my blog now!

February 10, 2008 10:40 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Dear Jan ~~ Thank you so much for the Royal Banana Award, and I am glad you were pleased with yours. Your garden
looks nice, glad the red begonia grew
Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

February 10, 2008 11:37 pm  
Blogger Peter said...

Hi Jan, your garden Plants are Lookin' good, I think I've killed all of mine off now... takes talent!!
Thanks for the big banana BTW.

February 11, 2008 12:13 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

Your pretty flower pictures cheer me up ! Today is spring weather here can you imagine we have 14° !! unbelievable for February. It would be like 3°C at your place in full summer !
Instead of the banana award I would rather choose the grasshopper ! I like it better, lol !

February 11, 2008 12:34 am  
Blogger Sonia said...

Your garden is wonderful, Jeanette!
My garden have been eating by angry ants....

Have a good Sunday!

February 11, 2008 1:34 am  
Blogger smilnsigh said...

Beautiful photos!!! I especially loe the pink flowers, of course.

We are able to grow Tubberous Begonias in pots, on our front door step. In our summer, of course. :-) It's mostly shady there, and they are happy, happy. Love them!

Wow that Praying Mantis was happy on your son's hand! Great picture.


February 11, 2008 2:19 am  
Blogger judypatooote said...

Hi make me long for those summer flowers.... it is so windy and cold here.....your pictures are beautiful.... I don't know if I mentioned this, but my daughter and her husband will be visiting Australia in a couple of weeks....i don't know where they are going but I'm sure they will enjoy it.....judy

February 11, 2008 2:32 am  
Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

Wow....the flowers are soooooo, so pretty!!! Again, I must say I marvel at your ability to create such beauty in your home/yard! I'm green with jealousy!

I wanted to stop by and thank you for the birthday wishes that you sent my way....and come here to find you left me a special gift! You rock! [that's good---American for you're fantastic! LOL] I love it and I will proudly put this up on my blog in the morning! Thank you kindly dear lady. You make my day. Now, I gotta go read some words you typed about planting a garden....and a joke or two.

Have a pleasant day...I guess it's evening or early morning at your house tho. :o)

February 11, 2008 3:44 am  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Thank you so much for the award, Jen...I know that living in Queensland qualifies me for banana jokes, but it's the first time I've ever got an award for!

I love bromeliads...they're one of my favourite plants. I think because they become a home for little frogs, too. That's good for the environment.


February 11, 2008 7:19 am  
Blogger Jim said...

Jeanette, those flowers are really nice, as is your garden. I'm glad you have a green thumb.
I really can't understand those people who have to wait for me. They say nice words (most of the time) but their body language tells a different story.

February 11, 2008 8:31 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

thank you so much for the award. I am so in love with your garden! Thanks for sharing the photos!

February 11, 2008 12:47 pm  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Dear Jeanette,

I love seeing your flowers! They always look great, whatever time of year it is!


February 11, 2008 1:38 pm  
Blogger LZ Blogger said...

Jen ~ I have always heard that Prayingmantis are really good for your garden. It looks like they have been at work for you... the palnts are beautiful! Thanks for sharing! ~ jb///

February 11, 2008 2:12 pm  
Blogger Pamela said...

that mantis has his "arm" up like he's making a point. ha!

Our summer gets so hot/dry here that I have trouble with fuchsia. Perhaps if I was home to mist them several times a day - or I could get the hubby to get that mister working. (Now that was a play on words!)

February 12, 2008 2:30 am  
Blogger Dick said...

Your flowers are beautiful! I am not familiar with the Bromiliads but they sure look tropical. We still seem to have winter like weather hanging on although the tulips are starting to come up, the grass is slowly growing again and the stores are now selling primroses so spring must not be too far off.

Our mountain passes have been closed many times this winter due to too much snow and avalanche danger. The lowest pass, Snoqualmie at just over 3000 feet elevation, has close to 30 feet of snow which is a lot more than normal. The skiers would love it except that the roads have been closed at times so even they could not get there.

February 12, 2008 5:41 am  
Blogger Alice said...

It is so wintery cold here. Your beautiful flowers bring me back to life. The bromiliad flower is so pretty. I'd love to sit in your garden.

February 12, 2008 8:32 am  
Blogger Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Congratulations on your award! Your flowers are pretty. You are brave to hold that stick insect! I know they are harmless, but I'm a big chicken with them!!


February 12, 2008 12:51 pm  
Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

Thank you for that nice award Jeanette. I appreciate that you thought of me.

Oh my, I don't think I can hold that huge insect on my hand.

Your bromiliads are beautiful! My mother in law also have several of them in her garden.

BTW, I already posted photos taken during the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. We had a magnificent time.

February 13, 2008 3:00 am  
Blogger UKBob said...

Hi Jeanette, thanks for the award, thats really kind of you. I've done the Fuchsia post I promised today, I don't know if it helps you or not. I don't recommend that you prune your fuchsia's this way just yet as you're 6 months in front of us if you see what I mean. If yours are looking a bit worse for wear because of he summer I would trim back some of the worst bits that don't look like flowering. Do your Fuchsias keep on growing year round? As you can see here they lose their leaves and enter a dormant period, even with heat its hard to stop them losing their leaves. Bob.

February 13, 2008 8:58 am  
Blogger Janice said...

Hi Jeanette,

Congrats on your awards.

I loved the pictures of your garden, such lovely flowers. *sigh* I have no luck at all with Begonias and yours look so nice.


February 13, 2008 6:37 pm  
Blogger meggie said...

Love your Bromeliads- so much better cared for, (& photographed) than mine!
You have green thumbs!!

February 13, 2008 8:26 pm  
Blogger Lady Di Tn said...

Oh what a green thumb you have. I truly enjoy the pictures. Glad the weather is cool enough to dig in the dirt or WEED. Weeding is my least favorite task outside.
Our weather was 19 degrees this morning with a wind chill of 12 degrees. Well it is February.
Take care. Peace be with you.

February 14, 2008 11:00 am  
Blogger PEA said...

Happy Valentine's Day dear Jen:-) I've been struggling, trying to get caught up with everyone but I think I'm losing the battle! lol Congratulations on the awards and thank you so very much for passing it on to me, that truly does mean a lot to me!!! Love all the pictures of your flowers...we call those tropical flowers and we can't grow them here because of our cooler temps...such a pity since they're all so beautiful:-) xox

February 15, 2008 1:55 pm  
Blogger Betty said...


Gorgeous pictures of your beautiful plants.....

Thanks for dropping in to visit with me....Betty

February 17, 2008 2:06 pm  

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