Six on Saturday-March 17

Another visit to Sydney has had me photographing plants around the streets. I've barely been in my garden this week, and a walk around it upon my return revealed a lot of work to be done, but it's going to be very hot this weekend, and so unless I get out of bed very early and into the garden, I can't see much being achieved. So I'm going to be posting some Sydney blooms this week and two photos  from the garden.

Don't forget to pop over to The Propagator for a look at other Six on Saturday posts and beautiful photos of what people are doing and growing in their gardens.

1. Thunbergia laurifolia. It looked very fetching near a purple tibouchina.
1. Thunbergia laurifolia. It looked very fetching near a purple tibouchina.
2. Grevillea, possibly Cooroora cascade, leaning over someone's fence from a sinuous trunk.
2. Grevillea, possibly Cooroora cascade, leaning over someone's fence from a sinuous trunk.
3. Another Grevillea, 'Coconut Ice'.
3. Another Grevillea, 'Coconut Ice'.
4. Euphorbia milii, 'Crown of Thorns'.
4. Euphorbia milii, 'Crown of Thorns'.
5.  A different garden view- not much shade in my young garden.
5. A different garden view- not much shade in my young garden.
6. Arum pictum, planted last year.  It isn't very tall, perhaps because of the adverse conditions we've had
6. Arum pictum, planted last year. It isn't very tall, perhaps because of the adverse conditions we've had

19 thoughts on “Six on Saturday-March 17

  1. Hi Jane, I lived in Sydney for three years, so this really took me back! I used to love going for an early walk around the neighbourhood and admiring the wonderful gardens. It took me ages to learn the name of tibouchina – I had to think ‘cappucino’ in order to remember it!

    • Hi Ali, I’m glad to remind you of happy times. Tibouchina is a beautiful tree (it used to be called Lasiandra, but I don’t know why it was changed). In the Blue Mountains on the way to Katoomba, a pink one and a purple one stand side by side and look magnificent. I’ve always liked pink and purple together!

    • Thank you, Cathy. There are some bright colours. But I’m having a chocolate box experience as well, with you northern hemisphere gardeners, watching your gardens coming to life

    • Thanks Chloris. Grevilleas are great plants for hot dry conditions and seem to just get brighter the more sun there is!

    • Owing to an accident I had some years ago when I fell and hit my face, I have no sense of smell, a terrible thing for a gardener. So I got He With The Nose to go out and have a sniff. He tells me, no discernible smell. So Arum Pictum must be all for show.

  2. That Thunbergia would indeed be stunning with a purple Tibouchina – now that you’ve put the idea in my head I’m probably going to drive myself crazy hunting down a local source for that Thunbergia. I love the 2 new-to-me Grevilleas as well.

    • I took a photo of the thunbergia and tibouchina together but it was too blurry to post. Obviously I have to learn to take more than one photo! Btw I think thunbergia can be an awful weed if not controlled.

  3. Love those Grevilleas – the two of them are similar and yet so different. I hope you will post photos of tibouchina – they are so beautiful. We see them blooming in public gardens here (Victoria, BC, Canada), but they are spirited off to greenhouses in the winter. I’ve lost count of the ones I’ve loved and lost – I finally gave up on trying to grow them in our climate. It’s not fair to the tibouchinas or to me.

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