by pennifold 04 Aug 2020

I wanted to share with you all my beautiful Erlicheer Jonquils. So far these last 3 weeks I’ve picked 18 dozen. So I’m up 4 dozen on last year. I’ve only got maybe 2 dozen left to pick over the next couple of days. My kitchen smells divine!!

As you swelter in the summer heat we have 26 more days of Winter. Our Spring begins on September 1.
I’ve been busy sewing face masks for our local cafe and a nurse had asked me to make 30 for her staff! Times certainly have changed. Keep safe and well everyone. Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 05 Aug 2020

Gorgeous, Chris...wish I could smell their sweet perfume!

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Aug 2020

I wish you could too! They are delicious. Love Chris

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by mrskiki 05 Aug 2020

They are lovely. You must have a tremendous bed where they grow to harvest that many blooms! Do they last very long once cut? OH and you had to rub in the "sweltering" bit? Our temps are 100+ degrees. And will stay there or upper 90's from now until September. Hugs. Nan

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Aug 2020

Hi Nan, yes, I've got stacks and stacks of them along the front fence. They last for days in the vases.
Oh! my goodness with your heat. We have dreadful heat here in Australia during our summers, I'm not looking forward to it. Love Chris

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by sebsews 05 Aug 2020

What a beautiful flower you have grown. I have never seen this flower. Masks are now a part of life sad but true.

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Aug 2020

Thanks so much Suzanna, yes you are right about the masks. Love Chris

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by lidiad 05 Aug 2020

Wow, 18 dozen! They are beautiful and I have admired your vases as well :-) Thanks for sharing such a beautiful, perfumed photo!
Hugs, Lidia

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Aug 2020

Thanks Lidia, I have a 'thing' for glass! Love Chris

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by shirley124 04 Aug 2020

Beautiful Chris. I have some starting to bloom in the garden but not dozens.Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Aug 2020

Good for you, they are just so beautiful. Love Chris

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by clintonmiss22 04 Aug 2020

Beautiful! I usually have 3 or 4 - - NOT dozens, just 3 or 4 blooms. 😂 Know they smell heavenly.

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Aug 2020

Thanks, I have a whole front fence full of them! Love Chris

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by tuross 04 Aug 2020

Penny I would love to be in your kitchen sharing the wonderul bouquet from these glorious flowers - one of my favourite spring flowers. I am waiting with great anticipation for my pot of hyacynths to flower. Hugs Lynne (Far NSW Sth Coast)

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Aug 2020

Thanks Lynne, but my name is Chris, not Penny. I can't wait for Spring either. Love Chris

tuross by tuross 06 Aug 2020

Sorry Chris, sometimes my brain gets confused (too many bleeds to brain) and though my brain says one thing but my hands srite something else.

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by gerryvb 04 Aug 2020

wow, how beautiful !!! wished I could smell them too....

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Aug 2020

Yes, I know you would love them. Love Chris

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by 02kar Moderator 04 Aug 2020

Ohhh, so pretty!! Pictures of flowers always bring a smile to this old tired face. You and Laura have made my day.

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Aug 2020

Thanks Karen, yes I love them and can't wait for Spring as the Daffodils will come out. I've got Wallflowers, Freesias, (yellow and white), Nemesias, Violets (native ones too), Hyacinths, Bluebells, Marigolds, Lobelias, Bacopas and a lot of other little plants, plus 3 White Iceberg roses and 2 yellow ones, a climber and a small one called Soul mate. Love Chris

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by dailylaundry 04 Aug 2020

These are stunning!!! Your garden must be a wonder!!! I do not have a green thumb! But, here are some of my Hydrangeas that grow on their own - if I did anything to it - it would probably die, I am sure. Well done sewing masks for others - that is a wonderful thing to do!! Hugs, Laura

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shirley124 by shirley124 edited 04 Aug 2020

What a lovely flowers.

pennifold by pennifold 05 Aug 2020

Oh! these are beautiful Laura, I've got a deep pink one in our backyard, which Trevor bought not realising it was pink. I don't have any pink in my garden, it's all blue, purple, yellow and white. Love Chris

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by airyfairy 04 Aug 2020

I have only ever heard of these flowers. I have never seen them. They are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for showing us.l

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Aug 2020

Hi Sarah, they are absolutely fantastic and the scent is just breathtaking. Love Chris

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by crafter2243 Moderator 04 Aug 2020

They are beautiful.

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Aug 2020

Thanks Angie, I agree with you. Loe Chris

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by kustomkuddle 04 Aug 2020

They are beautiful. I don't have any experience with this type of flower. You must have quite the garden to get so many!

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Aug 2020

Hi Debbie, yes I love gardening and have planted a lot of pretty 'smelly' flowers in my gardens. Love Chris

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by sewdeb 04 Aug 2020

What a beautiful bounty! I love Jonquils. Right now we're busy harvesting homegrown tomatoes and sweet peppers. The best thing about our sweltering summers! 😓🍅😋

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Aug 2020

Thanks Deb, yes they are beautiful. Your Tomatoes and sweet peppers sound great. Love Chris

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