A garden is so much more than plants The contemplation of nature is the cure of all ills.
Below are some unusual or interesting fotos from my gardens
What makes a garden so compelling is that here the world is no longer just around us. We enter the lives of plants and birds and insects, a world of reflection and contemplation and often beauty.
This sunbird flew into me at speed, and while still dazed I took some fotos. Now he is just waking up again.
Cycad cone Calanchone rodingii
In September the utterly spectacular Mucuna bennettii from New Guinea flowers in Nairobi.
This creeper (pictured below) flowered for the first time in late September, 3 years after planting, appearing open and perfect on the morning of my birthday. It now flowers twice a year.
Suburban Roof Garden
The white Petrea, a cloud of tiny helicopter flowers