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.
THIS ONE I FOUND IN FRANCE, A CORK TREE PERHAPS ?
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
THE BARK OF A PALMTREE IN MONACO
I FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS TREE THE MOMENT I SAW IT IN THE JARDIN EXOTIC IN MONACO
THIS IS A CLOSE UP OF THE BARK, ISN’T IT STUNNING !!!!???
HOW ABOUT THIS ONE ? LOOKS LIKE TE PAW OF AN ELEPHANT ! ALSO TAKEN IN MONACO
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 !
A HUGE JADE TREE WITH A LOVELY STEM
ANOTHER CACTUS TREE IN MONACO
The following pictures were taken in the south of France, I found these old pine tree’s quite impressive.
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 !!!
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.
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.
THESE ARE HER CHILDREN
Have a great week all !!! thanks for stopping by !
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 !!!