Friday, November 13, 2009

Blooming Friday

This Blooming Fricay's topic is Winter Storage. What better than these bees who have started a honeycomb in my Amla tree? The beehive is the size of a Ping-pong ball at the moment. I hope it increases.
This plant in my school garden has put out tiny white flowers for the first time. The flowers have the fresh scent of oranges. Is it a Murraya? The leaves are thick.

The purple hibiscus has started flowering now. It is an old, native variety, which is not spectacular like the new hibiscuse flowers, but I like it.

The French marigold has no fuss. It flowers profusely whenever you plant it.

The Black-eyed Susan, Thunbergia alata is growing like a wild flower everywhere. It is a neat little vine, not invasive.
My thanks to Katarina at Roses and Stuff for hosting Blooming Friday.
My thanks to Totsie of Tootsie Time for hosting Fertilizer Friday.


  1. Hi Lotus , I wonder what that tree in the school yard is ? It is not a Murraya so I will have to look in my books to find out for you

  2. Hi Ian, it is a bush 5 foot tall. The school gardener said it was a cactus, which it definitely is not. Would it be a jade plant? But the leaves are 4" long and quite firm.It wold be nice if you could identify it.

  3. How neat is that bee hive. I've only seen the paper type nest around here, usually from yellow jackets. Beautiful flowers too! The hibiscus looks a lot like one I have here.
    Your link on Tootsie time didn't work so I just came from my blog. I think you can just add another link and she can delete the old one.

  4. Wow, I'd love to photograph a beehive live that! The leaves of the orange-scented plant looks like the Orange Jasmine. Not too sure, though. That hibiscus is one of my favourites too. Nice shots of the other two cheerful blooms!

  5. How cool, a bee hive!!
    Those white flowers are so pretty, as are your other blooms!

  6. Catherine, I added another link. Thanks.
    Kanak, I too think it is the orange jasmine Murraya, but I am not sure.
    Deb, thanks for visiting my blog and your comment.

  7. that bee hive is very cool...I loved seeing all the bloomers in your garden this week....I am starting to plan for my next year yard and seeing all that you all are planting and tending is giving me lots of inspiration!

  8. I know...bees are good,but hope their not too close to your house.
    Black-eyed Susans are always's a great annual here.

  9. If your bee hive growns, you might get some honey!
    Your link on Blooming Friday doesn't work - maybe you can add it again? (I have forgotten how to change it, I'm afraid...)

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