Hello fellow gardeners, black thumbs and non gardeners are always welcome too 😊.
Saturday to me is becoming the end of the week and the signal of a fresh start.
Because of The Propagator’s Six on Saturday idea (check it out and join the fun here…)
There is something that helps me mentally about looking forward to seeing everyone’s posts. All the colour and the plants and the joy and passion. It reminds me when my depression has me in it’s grip that there is joy to be found. I just struggle to see it.
So today my six is about hope. Hope in my garden and in my heart. A reminder that although right now my garden and mind feel dull the plants will grow in time. I just have to give them my time and effort and care. They will survive and grow and one day will be just as lovely as the local specimens that inspired me in the first place.
So here we go.
1. My cutting grown coral trees (Erythrina sykesii). Only about 50cm high.
The park in Woodbridge that made me fall in love with these trees in the first place.
2. My purchased Cassia Fistula
We had one in the front yard up north in Wickham, WA as a teenager. One grows over the grave of a beloved k9 at Mum and Dad’s home. Youthful and hopeful. This one gets knocked back by the frost and then just grows back.
3. My seed grown Flame trees (Brachychiton acerifolius).
This is one down the road from our rental. I pass it on the school run most days. I love red gardens. One day we will have red everywhere. An explosion of colour and heat.
4. My cutting grown Poinsettias.
Another local treasure in a neighbour’s front garden. I planted ours next to the sea container to radiate some warmth. They’re an experiment but seem to be surviving the winter so far.
5. Seed grown Sweet Gums (Liquidambar sp.)
No red garden is complete without a few of these. I love the spiky seed balls and the carpet of leaves of all sorts of warm colours. Just got a new lot of seed from these trees in the old Midland Railway garden.
6. Proof some things are beautiful right now. Two and half years old and finally my Grevillea olivacea flower!
Thanks for joining me in daydreaming 🌸.