Friday, January 29, 2010

Blooming Friday - Preferred Colours

I like all colous, but I prefer pastel shades- especially blue. But the flowers that bloom in my garden are mostly the ' hot' colours - red, scarlet, yellow, orange. I have found that it is not which plant I like that counts, but it is which plant likes to be in my garden!
My pink rose is contantly attacked by hopping pests, who are not bothered by my organic pesticides.

This bougainvillea is in a pot, unlike the golden variety which is dripping with flowers.

This is another colour I love. The Petria vine has started flowering profusely now.

The bright blue flowers of the Blue Sage attract lots of butterflies.
Thanks to Katarina of http://rosorochris.blogspot. for hosting the weekly Blooming Friday.


  1. Wonderful colors and I love the Petria vine. Beautiful blooms and photos!! ;>)

  2. What a beautiful post! I love that Petria I´ve never seen before. And I envy you your season! Have a nice week end!

  3. Beautiful pictures and colors!!!
    Have a nice Blooming Friday!

  4. I just love the nice shade of purple of your lovely petria vine

  5. Very true what you say ...."I have found that it is not which plant I like that counts, but it is which plant likes to be in my garden"! I also say this ...everything or everyone you like may not always like you back LOL. I adore your preferred colours as well.

  6. The best blogs on gardening I have found
    in the last forty months of endemismotrasnochado,
    are in India, Malaysia and Australia.

    The most amazing thing, is the similarity in taste
    regarding plant selection. Something that is agreeable to your humble servant, being an abrasive critic and all.

    If you check my inventory from
    August 2009, you will see what I mean.

    Your blog is excellent, good luck in your
    projects. From Puerco Rico, USA.....

  7. Of course - you just said it - it's the plants that choose us, not the other way around! And yet I can't help yearning for the plants that don't choose me...

  8. As many other Scandinavian before me here, your Petria Vine, beautiful. Guess we can forget it in our Nothern you said, we have to choose plants that like our Garden, not the other way around.
    Have a nice weekend :)

  9. You are so right, Lotus! It is not what we think, but what the plants think about our gardens that is the important thing. I love all colors in the garden, but love the healthiest and happiest plants above all. :-)

  10. Thank you , friends, for your encouraging comments.A
    Antigonum Cajan, welcome to my blog and thanks for the comment. We in the tropical and sub tropical regions are luckier than our friends in the northern latitudes because flowers bloom for us all through the year.
    Frances, I think that is the right attitude.

  11. Lovely pictures. I do like the flowers on the Petria vine.