green therapy

random snapshot 36/2016

It has been a long while since I took time off to stroll around a garden for some fresh air and to enjoy the flowers.  Taking advantage of the festive holiday, I made time to drop by at friends David and Diane’s yesterday and spent over an hour in their garden for a session of much needed “green therapy”.

Most of the plants have been pruned back but I still managed to spot some nice blooms…

my all time favourite – orchid (a surprise to see a few unusual species)orchids-1orchids-2orchids-3orchids-4orchids-5

my second favourite — bougainvilleabougainvillea-8bougainvillea-1the lovely and water colour infused — desert rosedesert-rose-1desert-rose-2desert-rose-3the one with an interesting name — Christ plant/crown of thornschrist-plant-1christ-plant-2and there are other interesting finds…

powder puff treepowder-puff

wrightia/arctic snowwrightia-arctic-snow

Mickey mouse plantmickey mouse plantWorking hard on his big selection of air plants is “gardener” David who so kindly allowed me to roam free in his garden.gardener

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
— Luther Burbank (1849 – 1926, American botanist, horticulturist and pioneer in agricultural science)

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