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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.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Ushering in the Year of The Water Dragon

My garden has a new look to usher in  the new Lunar year. It is the year of the Water Dragon, and my fish pond has a fresh new look, as the water element plays a prominent role, I think, this year. No, I'm no Feng Shui expert, I'm just showing off my pond which has had a spring cleaning!









The bed of mixed perennials which I had last year has now been replaced with a long, wavy flower bed reminiscent of the curves of the dragon, winding its way from the Eastern wall at the entrance, towards the pond! Now that sounds quite professional, but that's just my imagination at work.



It is a good time in my garden, with the bright yellow, orange, lilac and mauve of other  blooms adding to the festive cheer!










                                  The reds were putting on a show, too!



And the canna lilies were just so obliging, turning up in all colours! Each time a new colour blooms, I feel like giving the flower a huge hug.




On my patio, the flowers were bursting with a joyful, springtime spirit!


 



And the view from my sunroom, mostly mellow...









with some brilliant accents!






 


Inside the sun room, some vandas make their presence felt.




More blooms to flaunt when I post another feature of my garden all dolled up for the festivities.
But a peep at my grapes in the backyard...they've nicely ripened, for the new year. Sigh...


my garden haven
malaise's relief,soul's music
rapture to my heart

Linking to:

Outdoor Wednesday
Watery Wednesday
Share The Joy Thursday
Skywatch Friday
Sensational Haiku Wednesday 
Poetry Picnic 
Poets Rally 
Haiku My Heart

Weekend Reflections
Haiku Heights
Scenic Sunday
Shadow Shot

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34 comments:

  1. I always know that visiting you will get me a big kiss from nature. Thanks, Rosie!

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    1. Linking to Share The Joy Thursday is something I wouldn't miss to share the joy of gardening, and garden blooms.Thanks for visiting me back, Meri.

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  2. Oh my gosh, Rosie. It's amazing.....absolutely amazing.

    And no, that's not merely the product of winter in the midwest! Well, it could be some of that....LOL......but OMGosh--what lovely surroundings to just lose yourself in.

    AND I adore the fishies. :-)

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    1. Hi Mel, I've missed you. My fishies would adore you too, if they knew you. Hope spring comes early this year!
      Rosie

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  3. Hi Rosie !
    Happy CNY to you and your loved ones ! I am still in time if u have not received any greetings from me as yet .
    Your home , with your interventions , really looks like Heaven on Earth ! Your photographic skills are amazing too !
    Must hurry the Kluang gang to speed up a trip to your place .
    TY

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    1. Thanks TY, for visiting my blog, as a virtual visit from you is a pleasure! However, am hoping an actual visit will be coming up soon.
      Rosie

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  4. Beautiful Pond! Your plants seems to be celebrating Chinese New Year merrily with brigh colours. Wishing you and your family a belated Happy Chinese New Year.

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    1. Thank you, Diana. Your CNY greetings are not belated, I do appreciate it.
      Rosie

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  5. Beautiful flowers.

    Regards and best wishes

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    1. Thanks, and warmest regards to you, Tatjana. Have missed visiting your photo blog!
      Rosie

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  6. What a great variety of amazing flowers on your beautiful property. Your pond is a beautiful piece too.
    I just stopped by to see your new posting and I see you gave a link to Macro Flowers Saturday. I don't remember seeing you on the list, so I link you up.
    Have a beautiful day!

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    1. Thank you so much, Maia, for linking me up. I've been so busy preparing for, and then celebrating the Lunar New Year, that I'm behind on all my blogging. I appreciate your visit and your comments, dear Maia.
      Rosie

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  7. Such lovely variety in these floral images.

    Happy MM

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    1. Hi Kala, there are some more that I have not had time to feature. Coming up next. Thanks for the visit.

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  8. Nice pictures and nice haiku.

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  9. These photos are like a wander through a wonderland of water displays and colour! Just beautiful! You are very creative!

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  10. Awesome garden ~ great haiku ~ namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) Sensation Haiku link

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  11. I share your haiku thoughts, lovely and our plants are exquisite

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  12. Beautiful! I love your fish pond. Thanks for sharing.

    Visiting from Outdoor Wednesday,
    Shasta

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  13. Rosie - your garden looks simply heavenly - such great flowers and rich colors ... relaxing respite. Thank you for sharing -- your Haiku ended it well!!

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  14. What a pretty pond and plants! I've always wanted one!

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  15. This is your garden, yard, home. Just amazing! Your photographs are very nice ... but with flowers like these you should get a macro lens. Your flowers are gorgeous. I'm here via Haiku Wed...

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  16. loved the fish pond and all those pretty flowers!

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  17. As absolutely stunning as your garden is, all I can think about it how much WORK it must take ;) Truly beautiful though - and really love your pond. I can imagine how stress relieving it must be to just sit and take it all in. Great haiku to match!

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  18. Beautiful!! Love the fish pond! :o)

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  19. I love your fish pond...gorgeous! And how wise of you to create a garden that would represent the curves of the dragon. Many of your tropical plants are not grown here in the eastern USA except as houseplants, so it is a joy to see your garden. I really enjoy your blog and have extended the Liebster Blog award to you in my latest blog post. Enjoy!

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  20. Nice composed haiku. And all those wonderful pictures ... awesome!

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  21. Hi Rosie . Hafshah here. Such lovely garden. Can you send me an email pls. Have lost your contact number. My email addy is hafshah.m@gmail.com . Thanks!

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  22. Hi Rosie, you have a lovely garden, it's good they are still healthy and going strong even when you are out and travelling. I also have petunia but they are of mixed colors. My cockscomb like that is still at the seedling stage, and a few stems are cut by Mother's chicken. How do you call that tree with orange flowers? I love it, and i love your pond too!

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  23. Your garden is looking glorious, thanks for sharing Rosie, all I have seen from our windows recently is white!

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  24. Thanks for visiting my blog. Your garden is gorgeous! All those blooms are so colorful - I just loved the tour. And I really enjoyed the fish pond. Your fish look so happy, and your pond is so clean. Just perfect.

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  25. You have a beautiful garden! Well organized and colourful! Variety collection of plants too!

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  26. beautiful photos!! you are very talented!

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