While this plant is in all manner of places in the garden I needed to research to find its name. It is Oxalis Stricta or Wood Sorrell. Apparently it does not do well in shaded places but that does not seem to apply in my garden. It is also high in Vitamin C. Once in the garden, always in the garden I suspect. The bright yellow and very small flower is a positive feature to the attentive eye.
The beginnings of a cluster of Hebe flowers. So many tiny flowers make up the spike of flowers.
Tui are not known for being sweet “smiling”, benign birds. Rather they are well known for their aggression and territory dominance. Their beauty in colour, feathering and song draws many of us in to love them and be fascinated by them. Enjoy this grumpy bird image!
Today’s offering from the garden is the small, pale flower of the Lemon Balm plant. As the flowers fade in strength they become more pastel pink/mauve in toning.
To date this is the tiniest flower I have found in my garden. I think it is the flower of the herb Sweet Marjoram. In the way that gardening and plants surprise us this plant has popped up in an old herb garden that is a wilderness currently and where no Marjoram has flourished for many years. I have used the macro feature on the camera so the flowers look much larger than they are. They could almost be missed they are so miniscule.
The flowers of the Swan Plant. Most are no longer in good shape after the ravenous caterpillars have stripped the leaves and stalks near them. I doubt we will see the “swans” that form after the flowers, providing seeds for next season. I hope we will see some Monarch Butterflies emerge after the feasting.
Violas pop up in all manner of spots in my garden and delightfully in all manner of colour combinations. Their membership of the Violet family is no surprise when enjoying the depth of violet in these wee pretties.
- Part shade
- Most soil types
- Low growing
- Attracts beneficial insects
- Small colourful flowers