a walk in the garden – part 2 of 3

After spending a considerable length of time going through Victor’s cacti in the desert garden, I moved on to other plants in the huge greenhouse. I enjoyed the few flowering plants that were blooming at the time and I could see that when the weather gets warmer in the coming months with the plants coming…

shyness

When we were little we were all fascinated by how the leaves of the mimosa folded rapidly when being touched. Very few of us could resist touching the touch-sensitive leaves when we came across them while playing in the fields. Though we hated stepping on the prickly stems when we were running around bare-footed, at…

the crown

These crown flowers draw me to a scripture verse from one of my favourite books… James 1:12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

colours and fragrance

I visited a friend’s garden yesterday and when I went round the back of the house and was greeted by this amazing plant trained on an arch and blooming profusely with scented pink and red flowers mixed with white buds, I was absolutely in awe! I stood still for a while and was just taking…

chartreuse

I learned a new word today — chartreuse (/ʃɑːˈtrɜːz/, UK version), a colour halfway between green and yellow. When I looked at the pictures of the dendrobium orchids with purple lip that I took at dad’s garden some time ago, I knew I just couldn’t call them yellow orchids because the shade of yellow does…