Nature's Place

Flowers Of Winter …

our sub tropical Brisbane winter. With the gardens colours for background, naturally.

Found years ago in the remnant rainforest and now, from a few seeds, populates the shadowed corners of the garden.

*Click on the pictures for a proper look …

Three of these bought as seedlings last year and still hanging on with a few flowers, sheltered by other plants from the cold night sky.

Impending bloom, believed to be from South Africa. Adds colour to the winter garden.

Never one for formality I rarely remember names of things so I won’t try. Another impending bloom.

This one flowers all year round. If something really needs a feed this one is always available and willing. As nature does.

Since I keep the garden watered many otherwise invisible plants appear. This is the flower of a succulent that grows from Autumn.

Nibbled. Another of the three from last year. African tulip tree in flower behind with blue sky through darkened branches.

Most flowers come to the garden as experiments by way of seed from plants found in the wild.

I often don’t know what’s going to grow where in a garden that was once coastal wetland forest.

A wonderfully wild and beautiful nature.


Lost a day this week … can’t find it anywhere.

© Mark Berkery ……. Click on those pictures for a closer look



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  1. my276 said, on 20/07/2017 at 1:57 pm

    Beautiful…i love flowers.

  2. Audrey said, on 17/07/2017 at 3:48 pm

    always a joy to see your beautiful images…so very dry and brown here in southern California.

    • Mark said, on 18/07/2017 at 6:25 am

      Thanks Audrey.

      Every season has a turn, doesn’t it.

  3. Lunar Euphoria said, on 16/07/2017 at 1:44 pm

    Impending bloom! So magical and mysterious.

  4. collectingcoffee said, on 16/07/2017 at 1:42 pm

    I’m glad I found your blog…it’s given me some ideas of a print I have to make by August 1st…Haven’t even started yet. You’ve saved my life..

    • Mark said, on 17/07/2017 at 12:09 pm

      Welcome …

      • collectingcoffee said, on 17/07/2017 at 2:54 pm

        You know…Your blog would be excellent for winter survival for gardeners…gives a sense of hope and renewal.

        • Mark said, on 18/07/2017 at 6:40 am

          I’m sure most gardeners can survive winter without too much hope …

          I have a few corella pear seeds germinating, on the possum’s nocturnal route – plenty of good fertiliser. Maybe they’ll survive the hot summer.

  5. David Herman said, on 15/07/2017 at 5:12 am

    lovely Mark !

  6. Inner EarthChild Solutions said, on 15/07/2017 at 12:23 am

    Beautiful shots…beautiful flowers.

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