Friday, October 10, 2008

Penny's playground

Hi friends.

Well as you know I played pennant last Tuesday and my rink had a win getting there by 8 shots
which was no mean feate as it was a bitterly cold day with icy winds and we literary froze temp never got above 12c = 42f, which was Bloody Cold as we play outdoors.
Then on Wednesday I shopped ,then in the evening went to dinner with 20 Bowling Ladies
and had a lovely time.
Thursday went to my sisters then called into see Gwen for another cuppa, then home to see my elderly neighbour who is not very well.
Friday Gwen,Brian,and her friend Paula picked me up and went to the Golf Club for the annual Pink Breakfast which raises money for" Breast Cancer"
After this we headed for some retail therapy at Wangarratta, I purchased two beautiful orchids

which you can view at the end of post.

Under the arch of Banksia roses and through the side gate

A close up of my Banksia rose

I had a small picket fence erected to create a play area for Penny which also keeps her from getting into back yard and pool
Penny"s own entrance
Spotted a bird in the tree, If only it would land!
Penny's found something to bring inside
Kalanchoe Freedom Bells
A couple of Azealia's and a few of my fuschia's coming into bloom

Aussie Award: Shadow Dancer "Peggy"

A close up
Bridal Veil
Just before you go through the little gate into back yardLittle mauve rock orchid
Through the gate where my native orchid is in bloom

My orange "Freedom bells" above the gateAnother Orchid coming into flower
The two Orchid 's that I purchased in Wangaratta

Hope you all enjoyed these photo's
CHEERS \_/ \_/

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Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Jen, your garden is beautiful. I love Penny's playground, too. I haven't been to Wangaratta for about 30 years! Lord only knows if I'll ever get there again.

Fuschias are one of my favourite flowers and Mum and Harold have a whole garden just full of them, all different kinds. You'd love them.

Have a great weekend.

October 10, 2008 9:48 pm  
Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

I'm speechless! Love the orchids. Here in USA we're getting ready to go into hibernation plant-wise, and you are having all the lovely blossoms. That rose that you call Banksia looks a lot like what we call Lady Banks I think...or Tombstone Rose Here's a link Rose ---is it the same as yours? We had on in Arizona that grew wild and beautiful. I have one here in Texas but it has yet to bloom for me.

Love the fuchsia too. All so beautiful Jen.

October 10, 2008 10:42 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Dear Jan ~~ Your garden and flowers are beautiful. Penny has her own fenced
play ground, and her own entrance. We had a couple of bitterly cold days, but it has got better later in the week.
Sorry it was so cold paying bowls. And
fancy suggesting you climb a cliff face to see snow!!! Glad you enjoyed the Beautiful story with the reunion of the old couple. Take good are, my friend.
Love, Merle.

October 11, 2008 12:02 am  
Blogger Lady Di Tn said...

Lovely flowers and sound like you have been a busy little lady. Penny is lucky to have her own door to go in and out into her own play area. Maggie has to come and growl at me. Sorry it was so blooming cold when you had your game. Burr you must be a hardy bunch to play outside in the cold. Peace

October 11, 2008 3:57 am  
Blogger raccoonlover1963 said...

Your garden is absolutely beautiful! Great job on it. Penny seems to enjoy it as well!

October 11, 2008 9:50 am  
Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Jen. I love the arch of roses. It's so welcoming.

How nice that Penny has her own place where she can play. What a cute little entrance she has there.

I love your garden. Gorgeous flowers especially those orchids.

Have a great weekend!

October 11, 2008 2:44 pm  
Blogger Gattina said...

Apparently you had a nice time (besides to visit to your sick neighbor I suppose) love your photos, makes me think of summer ! In this period of the year I love to see Australian blogs, lol !

October 11, 2008 4:53 pm  
Blogger Peggy said...

I want to live in your garden! Its a paradise and I want a Peggy too. LOL

October 12, 2008 12:28 am  
Blogger Gina E. said...

OMG Jen, you don't have just green fingers. You are green all over! I've never seen such a proliferation of flowering plants in one person's garden! I'm tickled pink to see that little mauve native orchid. One of my former home care clients gave me a plant in a pot that she told me was a native orchid. That was about 5 years ago, and even though it has stayed alived and green all this time, it is only today that I noticed it has flowered. Then I saw yours - the very same one!!

October 12, 2008 2:18 am  
Blogger Jim said...

Jeanette, you always have the prettiest garden! I know it takes a lot of work and for us, your work was well worth it.

Penny seems to like her freedom out there. You too, knowing she can't fall into the pool.
When our Katrin was at our son and DIL's home this summer she fell into the fish pond.
Yes, she could swim, dog paddle style. But she was too small to climb out over the rockie edges.

October 12, 2008 7:53 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What beautful flowers. We used to have fuschas in California but it is way too hot for them here. They are so pretty. Your yard is lovely.

October 12, 2008 12:13 pm  
Blogger Diane@Diane's Place said...

Lovely yard and flowers, Jen. I love flowers but don't do much with them these days. I'm not physically able and don't have much room inside or out in my little apartment.

All your flowers are gorgeous, but orchids are a favorite of mine. I can't imagine living where they grow year round.

Hope you're having a good weekend. :o)

Love and hugs,


October 12, 2008 4:44 pm  
Blogger Pamela said...

are birds or butterflies attracted to your gorgeous plants?

I always enjoy flitting around your photos (:

October 13, 2008 5:29 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Dear Jan ~~ Lovely to see all your wonderful garden again. Yhanks for your comment On the Phone story. It was a very nice one I thought. It sure would be nice to hear a human voice instead of Press 1, Press 3 etc. Take care my friend, Wasn't the weekend great weather?
Love, Merle.

October 13, 2008 7:03 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jen,Lovely pictures of your garden and particularly the Fuchsia's, which as you know are "my thing".As far as the weather "being cold", blimey 12 is a good temperature here in early Winter or spring!!!.(Bigbikerbob here by the way, Google didn't want to let me comment)

October 14, 2008 1:34 am  
Blogger Alice said...

Oh, my, your garden always takes my breath away! Such beauty. Sweet Penny looks so happy there.

October 14, 2008 9:16 am  
Blogger Janice said...

Hi Jeanette,

You have the prettiest yard. You must be able to grow just about anything there. I loved your arch, but I think for favorites are your orchids.


October 14, 2008 4:21 pm  
Blogger Dreadnought said...

Hi Jeanette, you have lots of great plants there, I wish we could grow some of them here. I like the colour of that rose too. What did Penny find? Bob.

October 14, 2008 6:24 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very, very nice - flauntingly steven may

October 15, 2008 4:54 am  
Blogger Gwen said...

Hi Mate.
Your plants are wonderful,but the I told you so.
I'm not as silly as you think!!!

October 15, 2008 3:37 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi again Dear Jan ~~ Thank you for your comments, and I hope you are over the bug you picked up after that very cold day. Glad you liked the pics of Buddy and Fluff. I am enjoying having them.
John rang today from Norseman and hopes to get to Busseltown by lunch time tomorrow. He has several other riders with him, so that is good. Take care,
my friend, Love, Merle.

October 16, 2008 3:28 pm  

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