Sunday, September 22, 2013

Spring Garden Flowers 2013

I do love Spring but it sneaks up on me!  Just when I think I have done all the weeding - we use no poison at all here so all paths, garden beds, veggie beds and around the fruit trees on 3/4's of an acre,  I look around and see the weed growth is manic and taking over the garden!  I was spending an hour each day for about 10 days trying to get on top of the school garden weeds and one day returned home and realised I need to get serious about my own weeding for a few weeks!  Lucky for me its school holidays so a little more time to dedicate to my garden.  I do all the weeding in this garden as hubby is not a terribly keen gardener but also has his own garden project happening in building a new retaining wall, a lot of work as all the garden plants and fencing around it needed to be removed and will need to be replaced once complete. Its intense and time consuming but all weeds get fed to the chooks and they are finally laying eggs again so the cycle goes on!

That aside the good thing about forced gardening and being on you knees tugging the weeds out is that you can inhale the scents of all the pretty Spring flowers.  Time can stand still as you smell Freesia's and immediately the Olfactory system kicks in and your transported back to childhood where my home garden had literally hundreds of Freesia's in bloom.  Or the waft of Boronia hits you from 10 metres away and you stopped by the intensity of it and search for the plant which is often quite a distance from the sweet perfume.  There is a Buddleigh in flower near a park I walk around, you can smell the scent for a good 500 metres away, its delightful and an old variety no longer available in Nurseries.  I seem to have planted lots of different Daffodils, a surprise as I don't remember when I planted them!

Here are some of my favourite flower pictures, enjoy.  :)


  1. Beautiful pics of all your flowers. I wish I had planted some bulbs this year!! We walked to the daffodil farm from kinder the other day and it was so lovely to see all the different kinds of daffodils. Working on putting our vegie garden up at the moment - we're going to tier that whole front garden and turn it into an enormous vegie garden (eventually ;))I think I'll need your help to work out what we need to plant!

    1. That sounds awesome Narelle! I think your growing conditions would be a lot different to here though but ask around at school and see what others can easily grow in the Dandenongs so you can get some idea what works and what doesn't. I bet you kids are more willing helpers than mine, it will be lots of work although if your hubby is as good in the garden at making choccies you will be right!