Big and beautiful

Big and beautiful, that’s how I describe the AMARYLLIS. In a time where very few plants are in bloom you can always count on the amaryllis. You can buy them as bulbs and grow them inside your house but they are also for sale in every plantshop in Winter, in a pot in bloom or as cut flowers. The red ones are very popular for Christmas but they come in many colours. I was given a bunch as a gift and I was very pleased with it. Just looking at them made me happy.

AMARYLLIS
I HOPE YOU WILL ALL HAVE A COLOURFUL,HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2020 !

Nandina berries

BEWARE !!

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I photographed these beautiful Nandina berries outside a church-turned-antique-artists place near the book fair. I was pretty certain they were Nandina berries, but in my web research, I discovered that Nandina domestics berries are actually POISONOUS to birds that frequently eat them (as well as cats, dogs, etc.). This article recommends either removing the plants entirely or at least cutting the berries off when they appear if you want to keep the shrubs (which have beautiful fall coloring).

Read more here.

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STILL IN BLOOM

FUCHSIA

I just went out into the garden as the sun is out and I noticed one of my fuchsia’s is still in bloom.

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I AM THE LAST ONE

Hello, I am the last one in bloom of a bunch of sunflowers who got a chance to grow in October cos the birds in our garden dropped a few seeds and the weather cooperated also with warmth and rain .(see my post : “a late present” I posted earlier this month.

THIS BEE IS ENJOYING THE SUN WHILST HARVESTING SOME POLLEN.

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A LATE PRESENT

Now that the weather has changed from hot and dry to soft and wet, plants are starting to regrow. As we feed the birds with all sorts of seeds, including sunflower seeds, new sunflowers have started to grow, so I have sunflowers in bloom in the middle of October where as they normally are in bloom in June-July. And I absolutely love it !! So I have been busy with my camera. I have about 10 sunflowers in bloom at the moment, not only the one I show here.

IT STARTED WITH A BEAUTIFUL BUD
AND THEN THEY STARTED TO UNFOLD
THEY GREW BIGGER

THEY ARE NOW OPEN FOR BUZZY-NESS
I’M NOT SURE WHAT I LIKE BEST; THEIR FRONTS OR THEIR BACKS

Have a great weekend all and enjoy your garden when you can.