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A garden enthusiast who loves to travel and capture the beauty of places and freeze the memories of her travels in photographs, as well as document her experiences in verse...thankful for the simple pleasures in life.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Royally Yours

The first time I visited Sydney was in the middle of summer. There wouldn't be any spring flowers for me to enjoy, I knew that, so what I was looking forward to were to see the roses in bloom. My first encounter with Australian-grown roses years ago was in Brisbane, where I saw the largest specimen of a rose I had ever seen in 'Just Joey'. When we were at the Royal Botanic Garden, 
the Feature Garden where I spent more time exploring was the Palace Rose Garden. It was in full bloom, with a mixture of standard, bush and weeping roses.

The Rose Garden here, I learned, is a popular venue for weddings. My daughter had been invited to her friend's wedding there that summer. How romantic, I thought.

 Summer also brought with her hosts of blue, indigo-purple and white agapanthus  or 
 African  Lily. The name agapanthus comes from the Greek agap (love) and anthos (flower). 
 It is most appropriate for a wedding to be held in the midst of these Flowers of Love, I would


  1. Hi Rosie!

    Thank you for the beautiful flowers to enjoy today. I can almost smell them. Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous.

    Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello. I'm going on over to your travel blog now and take a look around. :>)

    Best and God bless,


  2. Hi Rosie
    I like the 2nd picture most.Greta job you have done.If you could capture little bit closely,it will be better.

  3. it is absolutely a treat to see your photos!

  4. Lilies are so beautiful.... they keep flowering, again and again.

  5. @ Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy - Thanks Kathy for checking out my new blog as well.

    @ Shifan - Thanks for following my blogs. Happy to have you visit.

    @ Tootsie - Thanks for dropping by here. I have my wwekly flaunting of flowers for your meme on another post, have you seen it? "False Start"

    @ Bangchik - I've bought an agapanthus plant in Malaysia before, but didn't manage to save the bulb for a second round of flowering. Our climate is way too hot.


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