Saturday 23 December 2017
Tuesday 5 December 2017
|"Marie Rudling" - Regal Pelargonium|
My last visit to Adelaide Botanical gardens was on my very first trip to Australia in 1988. When my sister suggested a visit there on my recent trip I readily agreed. I can't say I remember very much about it, but one or two places seemed familiar. Our main reason for visiting was to see the Wisteria Arch which was in full flower. I hope you agree, it did look magnificent.
The Water Lily House
I remember this glass monument made from sheets of glass and situated in front of the large tropical glasshouse
The tropical Glasshouse. I was quite disappointed in this, but perhaps I was there at the wrong time of year.
This is Grevillea "Peaches and Cream" growing outside the glasshouse
A pretty glad with a monument to the Brownies
Close-up of the Brownie monument
This wrought iron arbour was erected in memory of Elvis Presley
I loved the bark on this tree
I couldn't resist a couple of photo's of the bark
Succulent and Cacti Glasshouse
Sophie in the Grotto
Can you spot the lizard?
Sophie demonstrating how large the roots are on this Morton Bay Fig
Wednesday 29 November 2017
Edwards Joyce is one of the beautiful pelargoniums raised by the well known Australian hybridiser, Marj Edwards.
I took this photograph at the South Australian Geranium & Pelargonium Society Annual Show. I have close family in Adelaide who I love to visit as much as I can, usually every couple of years or so, but I am also a member of SAGPS. I was honoured to once again judge the Best in Show together with Marj Edwards. Although the standard was very high and there were several plants we could have chosen, we jointly agreed on this magnificent plant of Appleblossom Rosebud, grown and exhibited by Paul Sabel. Well done Paul. It's a beautiful plant and we had never seen so many flowers on Appleblossom Rosebud.
|Bringing in the plants|
|Rodger Argent (in red cap) checks his plants are still in good condition after the drive from his home.|
|Joyce Gepp directs proceedings|
|Heather Heinecke checks the plants|
|A final check by Lorraine Kernick and Rodger Argent|
Ready for the customers
Interstate visitors and me