Saturday, May 10, 2014

A few plant/flower photos

Hi everyone, sorry for the lack of posts lately. I've kind of gotten out of the swing of blogging since the school holidays. Also our camera met with an unfortunate accident recently and has yet to be replaced! Luckily I'm able to use my tablet to take photos, but it's a bit less handy to put in my pocket when I'm out and about! Excuses, excuses..

Anyhow, here are just a few shots of some of the plants around the farm.

Succulents in a planter

The succulents are doing really well. Probably just as well they are super easy to care for and just keep on multiplying!
Little succulent and yarrow in a vase
Just been reading all about the properties of yarrow, sounds an interesting herb. And we are fortunate to have it growing like a weed! Must dry some for later use.


'Black Rose' succulent

This gorgeous succulent Aeonium Zwartkop (aka 'Black Rose') was a gift from my lovely aunty-in-law (thanks L!). I just love the colour and form of it.

Curry leaf plant with berries
My curry leaf plant has berries on it for the first time. I don't use the leaves an awful lot it has to be said, but they are always there if I need them for a good authentic Indian meal!

Bromeliad ? 'Queens tears'
My much neglected bromeliads are starting to flower. This one I am not sure what it is, perhaps 'Queens tears' - anyone know? One day I will get on to splitting them up and planting down the driveway..

'Matchstick' bromeliad - Aechmea Gamosepala
Also just coming into flower is the Matchstick bromeliad. Fascinating flowers. Not the greatest photo to show it off but you get the idea.

9 comments:

BLD in MT said...

What lovely flowers! I have never heard of a curry leaf plant! How interesting! And I adore curry and make it quite regularly. Not likely to grow well in Montana though! :) Too bad about the camera and I can totally see what you're saying about the tablet. Taking photos can be done, but I've found it feels and looks awkward on account of it large size.

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi BLD
Yes the curry leaf plant is a tropical plant!
While it survives here (we are bordering on subtropical) it isn't exactly growing fast. Still glad to have it though, and I must make more use of the leaves now that it is getting bushier.
Hoping to get a new camera sometime soon, when we can figure out which one is best for us - so many to chose from!

BLD in MT said...

Yeah, its a tough decision, those cameras. So many options and features and so many prices. If it helps I will say that I have a Cannon Powershot SX 160 IS that I like very much. It takes good photos and is still small enough to carry everywhere in my pocket/bag. It has a super easy-to-use manual focus for taking close ups of flowers and bugs and things. We bought it as a replacement for an earlier model which we used for over five years in all sorts of circumstances--it even got dropped on the cement a couple times! The new Power Shot we replaced it with was nearly identical, just an upgraded version with a few more features. I don't think they make my model anymore either and have moved on to the SX 170 IS. Like I said, just thought I'd give you my two cents. I hope you find just the camera you are looking for.

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Thanks for the info, good to know. The broken one we have is an Olympus mu 1030SW, it is good for us because it is waterproof and drop proof - but not 'run over by car' proof! I'm keen to get something that takes better close-ups, but we still want one that can take pics in the water - hubby and D both like the surf!

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Thanks for the info, good to know. The broken one we have is an Olympus mu 1030SW, it is good for us because it is waterproof and drop proof - but not 'run over by car' proof! I'm keen to get something that takes better close-ups, but we still want one that can take pics in the water - hubby and D both like the surf!

BLD in MT said...

Ah, yes, well I hadn't considered the waterproof aspect! Its so arid in Montana it never occurred to me! Over the weekend I tested the durability of our camera by dropping it on the pavement!

Isabel DG said...

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Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Konnichiwa Isabel

Domo arigato gozaimasu.

Thank you for your kind comments. I look forward to reading and looking at your pretty blog about flowers.

Best wishes :-)
Bridget

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi again Beth

Whoopsie hope your camera survived the (accidental) drop test!