I pacify this inclination to dig and discard by planting some vegetables in another area. However, vegie photos are not as lovely as the colors of the flowering plants. I might sound like too defensive for posting foreign plants, but actually gardeners seem to be like that. We love the uncommon, no matter how common they are in their natural habitat. So the natives become boring after seeing them everyday, while the exotics seem very attractive. We even spend a lot to give proper requirements for our fancied plants. Normal greenhouses and sophisticated phytotrons or arboretum arise to cater to these whims and cravings. That can be another use for the phrase "someone's thrash is another's treasure"!
Perovskia atriplicifolia or Russian sage, thanks to Gisela of Guildwood Gardens, Canada for identifying this plant
I wonder if the two photos above are varieties of lavender. I do not remember if i smell their scents though. Please help me identify them, as I only saw them once! (Thanks to Nick of Floral Friday Fotos for the ID of the 2nd photo above, Lavandula angustifolia)
The blue flowers are so lovely, it is planted near the first NOID i call lavender. These are the landscape plants of some research facilities near our hotel. (Thanks to Nick again for the ID of the above as Salvia divinorum.
This is not my advertisement, as this is the grounds in our neighborhood where i took my shots most. I think this is a consulting IT company.
The roses are flowering profusely although I haven't seen any caretaker gardener visiting around. Whenever i have a few minutes of free time before dinner, i just roam around the vicinity to take some photos.
The above cluster of flowers is only from a single stem. This is also the first time i see such variety of roses. The one at right is still at the immature bud stage and will eventually blossom like this. I haven't seen this variety also in our hot tropics.
This is a bushy marginal area on our path to the conference room of the International Space University. The attractive flowers borne on tall stems caught my attention. They are growing wildly in the thicket. Later, i realized this is the famous Buddleia, a favored flower by butterflies. However, i did not see any butterfly hovering on them, during our daily walk through this path.
Among the plants and flowers in this area, this is the most familiar to me, impatiens. I realized it grows in a very wide range of temperatures, as a lot of them grows well in our hot climate in the tropics.