Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone!

It's a beautiful sunny day here on Cabbage Tree Farm. I've been out picking my Grosso lavender flowers.

Now I have to tie them into bundles to hang up and dry.

Anyway, all the best for 2013!


Liz Clark said...

Happy New Year Bridget. I hope you and your lovely family have had a great Christmas and New Year.

I love the Lavender gorgeous!

Ruth @ Camellia Rose said...

Happy new year! Hope you're having a great summer and harvesting lots from your garden. The lavender looks great, are you going to make lavender bags?

William said...

Bridget: Stumbled onto your blog looking for the botanical name of a bromeliad and saw your image of Ae. Gamosepala which I grow in community pots. I am a bromeliad collector, retired and living in Florida USA. I always wanted to visit New Zealand but I’ll have to settle with visiting via the computer. From your description you are living many peoples dream and I applaud you for doing so. Your pictures show a wide array of beautiful plants and flowers and I wonder what horticultural zone you are in. We are in zone 9a and annual frost and freeze that may last a few days make it hard to keep a tropical garden but it’s my main hobby.
William Carr
Plant City FL USA

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi Liz, thanks for your comment, have been away and just catching up with the blog comments.

Hi Ruth, yes I will be making lavender bags - I picked the lavender a little too late and so it's no good for dried flowers - it keeps falling apart! But still smells lovely.

Hi and greetings William, many thanks for your comment, I will endeavour to type a post soon to answer your query. Thanks for dropping by! Bridget

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi again William
According to my gardening books, we're located in either a zone 9 or 10. We're quite close to the coast (an estuary on the Kaipara harbour which is very large) and quite exposed to very strong winds as we're on a peninsula which was originally a farm so our block has no shelter other than the trees/plants we have put in over the last 10 years. At the moment it's very hot and dry, and we also have very humid summers, winter is mild, with usually only a handful of frosts. Hope that answers your question. kindest regards Bridget