Saturday, July 19, 2014

Linaria purpurea 'Canon Went' ???





 Are these 2 plants Linaria? Spent a lot of time googling and asking friends. Found the above at the slopes of Mt Eden Volcano.

http://monrevedejardin.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/les-folies-de-courson-1.html Below

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Red Flags


International day celebration in my church Mt Albert Baptist Church. Red is a very popular colour.
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Monday, July 14, 2014

Croissants



My last post on the French theme. The story however is not French but American. 20 years ago, the husband had a conference in Washington DC. He took us on a wonderful holiday. We were staying in NY and the breakfast was Croissants and muffins. Both of them were super size, but greedy me went and asked if we could have a refill of 4 Croissants. The woman said sorry, I will give you 2 Croissants and 2 muffins. I felt sheepish. The younger daughter was only 5. That remained one of our most hard warming stories of our trip to USA.Photo: My last post on the French theme. The story however is not French but American. 20 years ago, the husband had a conference in Washington DC. He took us on a wonderful holiday. We were staying in NY and the breakfast was Croissants and muffins. Both of them were super size, but greedy me went and asked if we could have a refill of 4 Croissants. The woman said sorry, I will give you 2 Croissants and 2 muffins. I felt sheepish. The younger daughter was only 5. That remained one of our most hard warming stories of our trip to USA.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Senecio cineraria)



 common in New Zealand gardens. Dusty Miller; Senecio cineraria) 

It is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant for its white, felt-like tomentose leaves; in horticultural use, it is also sometimes called dusty miller, a name shared with several other plants that also have silvery tomentose leaves; the two most often to share the name are Centaurea cineraria and Lychnis coronaria.

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Dianthus barbatus (sweet william)


  Dianthus barbatus (sweet william) is a species of Dianthus
At the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on 29 April 2011, Catherine Middleton included sweet william  in her bouquet.

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