Posts Tagged ‘garden’
Can you believe this photo, I was minding the mint yesterday, when what should catch my eye but this little chappy. I thought at first what I was seeing in the crack was a large bug, but 2 seconds later this little one popped out.. I didn’t even see it’s mate when I was taking the first couple of photos, even though as it turns out, he was in the photo as well, It was only when I got home and took a look at the pics that I saw him. I think it was the female in the crevice, and that he was trying to divert my attention, as he hopped off into the mint.. I was lucky to catch a couple of photos of him sitting on a mint stem and leaf. They were so incredibly small.. no bigger than a couple of centimeters. Aren’t they cute!
Remember this banana tree from months back, well look at her now!
This isn’t really my garden, but I think of it as MY garden, because it is a place I love to work on. I live in the town, and we basically have no outside space, so when I get the urge to garden, which is often, I take myself to Villa Renna and tend to my flowers and herbs. Here are a couple of photos of what is going on in the garden at the moment.
Thats Agapanthus above and my flowering sage below..if you click the pics, you will get a larger view of these two little beauties.
The name agapanthus is derived from the Greek ‘agape’, meaning love, and ‘anthos’, flower. The plants are native to South Africa and were brought back to Europe in the seventeenth century by the first European settlers when they stopped in the cape to replenish their supplies. Agapanthus africanus was first introduced to Europe in 1679. Its origins in the cooler temperatures of the Western Cape, made it an ideal candidate for exporting.