Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A flower a day for September.

One of my favorite spring flowers

Spring and September in Toowoomba can only mean one thing, flowers.

Why? Firstly, Toowoomba is also known as the Garden City and secondly we hold the annual Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers  (ToCF on facebook) in September, held this year from 17th to the 26th of September.

So to honor Toowoomba's floweriness I'm going to take a few photos or a video a day with a short story in celebration of Spring and flowers in Toowoomba.
Below is a description of the iris I have in my garden (photo above) and one of my top 10 flowering plants (I'm not 100% sure on the name but I'm as confident as I can be). If you click on the the links below they will take you to Wikipedia.

Neomarica (Walking Iris or Apostle Plant) is a genus of 16 species of plants in family Iridaceae, native to tropical regions of western Africa, and Central and South America, with the highest diversity (12 species) in Brazil. The genus name is derived from the Greek words neo, meaning "new", and Marica, the Roman nymph.[1]

Would it be spring without violets

The Violet! Does anything say spring better than a clump of violets in flower? Daffodils? Maybe, but violets do it for me.

Cheers and happy 1st of Spring.


The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. Chinese proverb

Stewart says, The best time to plant a tree was yesterday. The second best time is today.


Deborah Halls said...

Oh! I LOVE voilets.
Memories of picking posies of them from around the back of Granny's house.
Thanks for sharing.
And good idea about the flower a day. Maybe I should take up the challenge.

catmint said...

Hi Stewart, love the tree planting sayings ... very profound as well as funny. cheers, catmint

Stewart said...

Hi Deb, yep , I can remember Violets and spring as far back as I care too.

Hi catmint, thank-you. It seems to me tree planting has been lost in the whole scheme of things in the last year or two.

Deborah Halls said...

Did you read the sign about planting trees by old men, on my blog? You can use the pic if you like.

Stewart said...

Hi Deb, um, no I didn't, I'm on my way now ;)

Stewart said...

Oops, looks like I had read it, I'd just forgotten I had and thanks I'll use it.