Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bird of Paradise

When we first moved to this property about 11 years ago, it was just a bare paddock

We have worked hard to establish a nice garden, perhaps in hind sight a little to big, but any way thats the way it went


About a year after we came I planted a Bird of Paradise It grew slowly and didnt really do anything

Last Monday it was Lorraine's birthday and guess what ?

My bird flowered on that day



I have managed to finish a couple of Christmas projects Just have to add numbers to the Advent calendar Iam going to paint them on



The bon bon was fiddly to make, but worth the effort I will fill it with sweets for a Christmas present

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14 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

What a wonderful suprise in your garden, Ilene! It had been waiting for this very special day. Beautiful!

Maria said...

A beautiful flower that opened on a special day.

Lovely Christmas sewing you have made.

Vickie said...

Oh wow Illene how wonderfull that gave me goosbumps when I read it, they are such a beutiful plant when they flower..love your sewing items,well done..cheers Vickie

Barb said...

How exciting, I just love Bird of Paradise....

Terry said...

How cool that it bloomed on Lorraine's birthday! Love the bon bon too! :0)

Chookyblue...... said...

always fun to create your own garden and see it grow.........how precious it bloomed on Lorraine's birthday.........

Bev C said...

Hello Illene,

Nature certainly knows how to please us. Enjoy your garden.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Pauline said...

How wonderful for the special plant to bloom on such a special day!
Love the bon bon. That will make someone very happy!

Jeni said...

What a wonderful suprise in your garden......how lovely for you

Grethe said...

Unique flower the Bird of Paradise! Nice it should bloom on that Monday.
Lovely Christmas calender,I really must look for mine:-)

Dianne said...

Those bird of paradise flowers are just so splendid. I love your bon bon you made - worth the effort as it is very pretty.

O'faigh said...

Hello Illene, at our old house we had a Bird of Paradise...it was huge....must have been around forty years old...and absolutely magnificent...the local florist offered me seven dollars a stem....I was sorely tempted but DH said a resounding no.....love your Christmas gifties...hugs O'faigh

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Illene,
What pretty 'bird of paradise' plant you have. How special to flower on Larraine's birthday.

Love your christmas projects.
Lots of neat work in them.
Thank you for visiting me.
Have a great weekend,
Creative hugs,
Anna

clare's craftroom said...

That is just so lovely , what a special gift that flower is .