My garden photos for the winter comp

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My garden photos for the winter comp

Postby waldon » Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:42 pm

Grevillea One
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Azalea One
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Azalea Two
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Grevillea Two
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Postby Chris C » Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:55 pm

Lovely shots. I'm torn between the Grevillea One and the Azalea Two.

But they're all enviably juicy. It will be a few years before we'll be able to post shots like that from our garden, but it's something to aim for. We're hoping to plant a selection of grevilleas, acacia iteaphyllas and callistemons fairly soon.
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Postby Pam » Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:09 am

There's just something special about grevilleas, isn't there?! Great shots, Wal.

Do you know what the grevillea is in the first shot, by any chance?
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Postby Pokie » Wed Aug 02, 2006 8:04 am

They look great! Especially the first grevillea! :D
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Postby sara » Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:26 am

They all look lovely - especially the azaleas (which, along with rhododendrons, I always manage to kill!).
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Postby Luzy » Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:56 pm

What beautiful colours, Wal - wonderful! :D There is something special about grevilleas, and that first one looks so intensely coloured. (Nice touch with the raindrops on the azaleas, too!)

Now, since there's still heaps of time left, I hope that we will see some more pics in here from you. :D
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Postby Spider Lily » Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:29 pm

I love the colour of the grevillea.

We have grevilleas at work but they look nothing like that one!
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Postby waldon » Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:13 pm

Pam wrote:There's just something special about grevilleas, isn't there?! Great shots, Wal.

Do you know what the grevillea is in the first shot, by any chance?


Hi Pam

I have honestly forgotten the names of most of my grevilleas but I can find out as the native plant lady I purchased all my grevilleas from still sells at the local markets. I can just take a flower along to her and she'll be able to tell me what it is.

I bought the azaleas from an azalea/camelia nursery near Toowoomba which was closing down. I wish I had bought the lot because some of them will be near impossible to find again. Hybrids etc.
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Postby Yani » Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:46 pm

Nice pics. Well done :)
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Postby waldon » Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:23 pm

Here's another winter photo entry for the comp. These Iris open up late winter for us here.

I hope you enjoy.

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Postby Pokie » Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:06 pm

Ahh, the good old Dietes. :)

Well done. :)
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Postby waldon » Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:07 pm

Here's another for the winter photo comp. In Brisbane due to warmer days arriving sooner, we get our first rose bloom for the season in the last days of winter. I call this photo "The Last Days Of Winter Rose". It is a small bloom of "Ian Thorpe". Complete with insect,



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Postby waldon » Sun Aug 06, 2006 4:04 pm

Two more for the comp,

My Red Hedge:

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Azalea Pink/Red


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Postby Luzy » Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:01 pm

Wow, Wal! Incredibly vibrant colours in those last three shots! :D Very beautiful! :D The red hedge is great!

(And Wal, could you start a new topic with your next entry please - this one's getting a little download-heavy for my dial-up.)
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Postby Pokie » Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:50 pm

I agree, new topic. :)

Great photos. Looking forward to more photos. :)
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Postby Yani » Sun Aug 06, 2006 10:28 pm

I love your garden, Waldon. Well done and please do post more pictures :D
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Postby waldon » Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:42 am

Sorry people, a little too exhuberant. I don't think I'll be submitting any more. In fact I think I have failed the conditions of entry anyway for the comp, the originals of my photos (apart from the last 2) are under 1mb in size.
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Postby waldon » Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:56 pm

Okay, two more, and they are over 1meg but my son Kris took the shots, with me in them, on my birthday, last weekend. This is my main garden down the back, tropical and palmy, my jungle. Roses, Azaleas etc are just a sideline to this I'm afraid.

Ladies and Gents, I present me and "Winter in Brisbane"

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Postby Pam » Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:25 am

I don't think I'll be submitting any more.


And why not? It's still Winter! And as for the pics that are too small, there's always the gallery! We love pictures - we don't care where you put them.

It is a bit difficult to come up with 'typical winter' shots when our gardens in Queensland (most of them anyway) don't really do 'typical Winter', isn't it? Another good reason to live here!!! :D :D
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Postby Yani » Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:35 am

Wal, you call it winter with short pants and short sleeves :shock: :shock: . Wahhh..I wanna move to Brisbane then. This morning is better than yesterday morning. The temperature reached -6 yesterday :shock: :shock: .

No worries about photos. We love to have a peek other people gardens :oops: :oops:
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