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Yellow Canna

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Yellow Canna, a photo by malyousif on Flickr. I love these unassuming plants. They take over the area they’re planted in, and even when not in flower, their tightly packed stalks, texture and colors of their leaves are enough to make any garden proud. But when they do flower – and they do that all too briefly – they truly shine. Look how gorgeous and deep that yellow is. And that’s without any photoshopping too! …

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The Poinciana has flowered

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Penelope is on fire! Only a couple of weeks ago this majestic tree adorning our front garden was bare. Naked. Unclothed. But within just a few days it has sprouted all of its leaves and buds which have now started to open up and, typical of this tree, started to shed the flowers all around it, sometimes making the lawn turn blood red with its lovely flowers. Some would consider this tree very messy, we don’t …

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