A trip to a garden centre will always give you a chance to see colourful flowers, and Otter Nurseries quite close to me, is a lovely one to visit. Outside, their displays are full of planting ideas for all seasons, with perennials, bulbs, trees and veggie plants on offer. I liked these.
Gentian, such lovely blue
Chrysanths flower prolifically
A grassy shelter
Yellow coneflowers/ echinacea
And inside the huge greenhouse, some exotics.
Young olive trees
New Guinea Impatiens
Much more affordable and able to withstand the English climate are these dear little Violas.
These are my favourite colours
But they are all lovely
If you have loads of money and space,
You could treat yourself to one of these, But I’ll have to just enjoy looking around! Do you have a favourite plant centre?
This weeks Photo Challenge at the Daily Post is Endurance, I’ve chosen this photo because whenever I see these dainty little daisies I’m amazed at how they manage to grow and thrive against all odds. Here they are, in scorching sun, with no soil and any water that falls quickly evaporating in the heat.
But they still endure.
Join in with Krista’s challenge at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/endurance/
I’ve reached the end of the weekly writing challenge with day 7, it’s been fun and surprisingly easy. I’ve used a photo from each month from March, to inspire me and last night I took this one for September.
you’re the Daisy of daisies
guide me safely through winter
most splendid and healing plant
Standing all alone
in your bright new uniform
magenta and white
expectant, ready to shine
darling child of the meadow
This is my penultimate post for, http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_writing_challenge/full-tanka/
who wouldn’t be cheered by you?
such beautiful blooms
orange as orange can be
maybe you fell from heaven
Written for http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_writing_challenge/full-tanka/
Purple for pleasure
clamouring so tall and proud
neat, tidy, formal
with thousands of stars apiece
a garden constellation