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belated Spring Thread 2013

This is a discussion on belated Spring Thread 2013 within the The Outback Terrace Bar forums, part of the Land Plants category; 10yrs, I've give up, to old already....

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    10yrs, I've give up, to old already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lanhua View Post
    10yrs, I've give up, to old already.
    LOL If you're lucky, perhaps you can find a supplier of plants -- whether mature or seedling sized.

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    Thanks for the pictures. As a kid we had the woods behind our house and those trillium were everywhere back there. I'd forgotten how pretty they are like that.

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    Man, I love your spring photos, Paul. Especially the blue and yellow flowers posted together. Such beauty. Thanks!


    cheers,
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    Well, I know these are really late spring, but we have a few more days before summer officially starts and I thought they were so pretty so here you go... Lou and I planted these trees about 16 years ago. They seem massive now. When we first moved here, the neighbors (now hidden by our trees) cut down all the trees between our property and theirs. It gave them a perfect view into our back porch. We remiedied that by planting all the trees you see here with the exception of the few pine trees that were on our side of the fence. The dark looking tree is an ornamental cherry. Next to it, that tall dead tree was an ornamental pear. Both would produce such beautiful blooms in the early spring. The pear died this last summer because of the drought. The blooming trees and the evergreen trees (behind the blooming ones) hide the neighbors place completely. On the front right of the photo is a really unique tree, a cork-screw willow tree we grew from a cutting. Now I can barely wrap my arms around the trunk. Anyway, I thought the blooming trees were so pretty so I snapped these photos. Enjoy.

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    Such lovely flowers.

    I envy those of you who hav that piece of land called a garden. I live in the middle of the city where a real garden is just a dream. I reconstruct my hanging garden with pots of plants, but seeing real trees and flowers is so refreshing. They remind me my trip to Sierra Nevada wilderness.

    So lovely to see also the green trees with flowers from the patio. Right from the patio? I see a white fence?

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    That is so beautiful Bruce! A piece of Eden!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe.suprapto View Post
    Such lovely flowers....So lovely to see also the green trees with flowers from the patio. Right from the patio? I see a white fence?...
    Thanks Joe. Actually, that thing that looks like a fence is the railing to my porch. The sun made it look white. It is actually the color of old lumber aged in the sun for 15+ years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Well, I know these are really late spring, but we have a few more days before summer officially starts and I thought they were so pretty so here you go...
    I was planning on doing the same thing myself. heh Photos from my visit with the folks ...

    One of my favorite plants:



    In areas of heavy shade, these appear almost black.



    Not as durable as the previous columbine but quite lovely, I think.











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    Everyone knows we have no spring here in Malaysia, but we do have the 'spring months' here from late Feb to early May when many of our local trees and orchids are in full bloom. Unfortunately, except for my orchids, I don't have a garden to speak of.Pavel's post about visiting the folks gave me the idea of posting some garden pictures, until I realised I'm now 'the folks'. However I can always cheat to justify posting these pictures when I visited with my old elementary(primary) schoolmaster. Mr Sundram is the brother-in-law of my sis-in-law's husband and when the sis-in-law and husband came from Australia to visit in late Feb 2013, we all landed up in Mr Sundram's house and stayed for 3 days.(In our culture, relatives are very important and visits are almost obligatory and staying over, expected, if one comes from some distance away). Mr Sundram 84, whose wife passed away a few years ago, lives alone with a housekeeper who helps him in the garden as well. His garden is the neatest and prettiest in his neighbourhood. He designed the house himself such that the garden and house become one integral unit - both seem to 'flow' into each other. That beautiful orange vine is the Bauhinia kockiana , the flowers of which last for months. It is native to our country and is arguably the most beautiful of vines, but no fragrance.
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