Thursday, December 17, 2015

MY FAVOURITE GARDEN FLOWERS

When I came to the letter "P" for flowers I decided there were far to many that I really love so decided to just do a list of them, many of which I have grown and some I still do.  Which "P" flower is your favourite"

PANSY (you can't help but love their wee smiling faces:


POPPY (my dad nearly always had one type or another poppy in his garden):


PETUNIA (Phil usually grows two or three hanging baskets of petunias for me each year):


PHLOX (a flower I've always liked so perhaps instead of petunia in one basket?):


I can remember my dad also growing PRIMULA and PRIMROSE but maybe in his glass house and not in the garden beds.  I have never attempted to grow them but love them for their colours.  Could it be because they are mainly yellow I wonder.

 I haven't listed PEONY above as they don't grow in Perth as it is too hot but I met my very first peony in the botanical gardens in Queenstown, New Zealand, and fell in love with it.  Of course Phil knew all about them as he comes from where they are commonly grown but he agrees with me they are very beautiful.




14 comments:

  1. You have a lot of favorites. (as it should be :)

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    1. T'was too difficult to choose and why should one do so anyway?

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  2. I like all of those "Ps". I remember growing Phlox and twinkle Phlox when I lived in Victoria; a neighbour here has large tubs filled with petunias that I look at when watering my excuse for a garden. (it's a work-in-progress still)

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    1. If only I could grow all the "P" flowers but I now have to depend on Phil for all gardening tasks that take bending or kneeling so am content with a few hanging baskets.

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  3. I think you'll like the Christmas song I chose for Sunday; it's an oldie by Jim Reeves.

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    1. I will make a point of checking it out.

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  4. Love all those P flowers. Who could not love them?

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    1. Exactly. Not even possible to choose between them. My mum love pansies and always grew them when she was able to.

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  5. Hari OM
    Interestingly, petunias make me shudder (it's a long story) and phlox makes me sneeze... the rest would definitely find a place in my garden! YAM xx

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    1. Perhaps one day Yam you will tell the story of the petunia. I doubt I've ever been close enough to phlox to make me sneeze. Without the two you would still have a lovely display. xx

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  6. Oh Mimsie this beautiful post just left me smiling. Thank you for that and take care. HUGS B

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    1. Thank you so much Buttons. It is wonderful to make a person smile and I am so glad I did. Hugs to you too. x

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  7. Pansies are one of my favourites...so sweet and old fashioned.

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    1. They were one of my mum's favourites as well. You cannot help but smile when you see them.

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