OLD BUT BEAUTIFUL part 3

Isn’t time flying these last days of 2013 ! We had no real Winter days yet, except for a few light night frosts, not that I am complaining !

The sun is shining today so I’ll try and take a few pictures from the garden today. But first I’ll continue with the tree’s series that I started a while back. I met some pretty amazing tree’s on my travels and as I know some of you like tree’s as much as I do I want to share my pictures with you.

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THIS ONE I FOUND IN FRANCE, A CORK TREE PERHAPS ?20132409provence 053

THIS IS A EUCALYPTUS TREE, YOU FIND THEM EVERYWHERE IN FRANCE AND NOW THEY ARE POPULAR IN BELGIUM TOO, ALAS THEY ARE NOT ALWAYS WINTERHARDY OVER HERE

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ANOTHER EUCALYPTUS

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THE BARK OF A PALMTREE IN MONACO

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I FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS TREE THE MOMENT I SAW IT IN THE JARDIN EXOTIC IN MONACO

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THIS IS A CLOSE UP OF THE BARK, ISN’T IT STUNNING !!!!???

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HOW ABOUT THIS ONE ? LOOKS LIKE TE PAW OF AN ELEPHANT ! ALSO TAKEN IN MONACO

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THIS IS A CACTUS TREE, THE FIRST CACTUS TREE I SAW IN MY LIFE, I DIDN’T KNOW OPUNTIA’S COULD GET REAL TREE STEMS !

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A HUGE JADE TREE WITH A LOVELY STEM

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ANOTHER CACTUS TREE IN MONACO

The following pictures were taken in the south of France, I found these old pine tree’s quite impressive.

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With this pictures I’ll end the old but beautiful tree’s series but I’ll continue to photograph them and in the future I’ll do more of the tree’s series.

I wish you all a very happy and beautiful new year with lots of fun and inspiration in whatever it is you are doing and I want to thank you all for visiting my blog and commenting on it, I really appreciate it !!!

 

AN EXPERIMENT

I have an old jade plant (crassula portulacea), a succulent, it is one of the easiest plants I know. Sometimes a piece of branch break off and I pot it up , in no time you have a new plant, you can even create a new plant just by planting a single leaf !!!. I’ve given soooo many to family , friends and clients but I kept a few for myself so that I could experiment with them, I am trying to make sort of bonsai shapes, keep them small, cos when you give them space they’ll grow quite large and become too heavy for me to carry. I put them outside in Summer and they love it but in Autumn it gets too cold and too wet so they have to come inside again.

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THIS IS MUM, I DON’T KNOW HOW OLD SHE IS,WHEN I BOUGHT THIS PLANT IS WAS VERY SMALL, ONCE IN A WHILE I CUT SOME BRANCHES AWAY IN ORDER TO KEEP HER WEIGHT DOWN (I WISH I COULD DO THE SAME TO MYSELF !!) YOU CAN EVEN CUT ALL THE BRANCHES AWAY AND KEEP THE MAIN STEM, NEW GROWTH WILL SHOW IN A WEEKS TIME.

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THESE ARE HER CHILDREN

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ANOTHER VIEW

Have a great week all !!! thanks for stopping by !

CAN YOU GIVE ME A NAME ?

I have this plant for many years now but I don’t know what it is, it is a succulent but I have no id, I have been looking on the internet for a long time but I never found one that looks the same.

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HERE HE IS, IT IS A BIG BOY, THE BIGGEST LEAFS ARE ABOUT 30 CENTIMETERS LONG (ABOUT 1 FOOT)

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HERE IS ANOTHER VIEW, THE LEAFS ARE SOFT AND SMOOTH AND THE PLANT GROWS VERY SLOWLY

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IT RECENTLY HAD A VERY LONG FLOWERSTALK WITH PINK AND GREEN FLOWERS

I would be very happy if someone could give me a name for it !

 

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by !

 

NEW PLANT FOR MY COLLECTION

I’m back from my holiday in Croatia, I took my laptop and camera with me so I could continue my blog but I forgot the little cable I need to transfer the photo’s from the camera to my computer !

I haven’t got much time today as we just arrived home but I bought a new plant for my succulent collection over there in Croatia and I took some pics for you to see. It just says succulent on the label so I don’t have a name for this plant so if any of you recognise it please let me know ! It has a lot of pups too !!!

Have a great day all and enjoy your garden !