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Morning light and holiday delights

What a pleasure it is to get up early (when you don’t have to!), to explore the garden at first light. A few delights from my summer garden taken at first light this morning – aren’t the “chameleon” plants (Trachelospermum jasminoides “Chameleon”)  looking gorgeous? The new growth is pink and white on these lovely plants. Finally after a long dormancy, they appear to be waking up for summer to thrill us with their pretty new leaves, so gorgeous!

Trachelospermum jasminoides "Chameleon"

Also seen at first light as if waiting to delight us with their prettiness …

[one_half]Calibrachoa peeping through LamiumCalibrachoa[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Gardenia so sweetly fragrantGardenia so sweet[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Pandorea Jasminoides “Charisma”Pandorea Jasminoides “Charisma”[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Gaura lindheimeriGaura lindheimeri floating in the breeze[/one_half_last]

[one_half]A deep blue PetuniaIt really is this colour![/one_half]

[one_half_last]I’m starting to love BegoniasI'm starting to love Begonias[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Penstemon ‘Alice Hendley’Penstemon 'Alice Hendley'[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Gerbera daisiesGerbera daisies[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Scaevola pretty in violetScaevola pretty in violet[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Cleome flowers non-stop for me!Flowers non-stop for me![/one_half_last]

Wherever in the world you are and what ever you are doing today, enjoy the holiday!

By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

6 replies on “Morning light and holiday delights”

Hi my friend! I haven’t been on the computer at all these past few days, just enjoying the garden myself too! My best is the morning too – picking all sorts of goodies for our meals. 🙂 I love LOVE the colour in your garden. The gardenia is finally giving a nice show there I see!!

Early in the day is the best time in summer. It doesn’t seem long ago that the gaura and penstemons were flowering in our garden. Your photos are a fine reminder.

It is thrilling (for the gardener) to wake up and see new growth! You have very pretty blooms. I know the sense of thrill and delight you get in seeing each one. No wonder non-gardeners wonder about us! 😉

There’s beatiful color in your garden! I like the “Charisma,” I love when flowers have contrasting colors like that. And yes, while I was on leave from work, I didn’t mind getting up early to do things I wanted to do, but on my first day back at work, it suddenly became very difficult to get out of bed. I hope you had a lovely Christmas. Best wishes for the New Year!

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