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Insects and related species: Antlions - Ants - Bees - Beetles - Bugs - Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars - Centipedes and Millipedes - Cockroaches - Crickets - Dragonflies and Damselflies - Grasshoppers and Katydids - Mantis - Stick Insects - Ticks and Mites - Wasps - Woodlice
Plants, Trees, Flowers: (Note: Unless plants fall into a specific species such as Cacti, they have been classified by their flower colour to make them easier to find) Bonsai - Cacti, Succulents, Aloes, Euplorbia - Ferns and Cycads - Flowers - Fungi, Lichen and Moss - Grass - Trees
Animals, Birds, Reptiles etc.: Animals, Birds, Fish and Crabs - Frogs - Lizards - Scorpions - Snails and Slugs - Snakes - Spiders - Tortoise, Turtles and Terrapins - Whipscorpions
Other photography: Aeroplanes - Cars and Bikes - Travel - Sunrise - Water drops/falls - Sudwala and Sterkfontein Caves etc.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Spring colors

Spring is in full swing and these yellow and orange Clivias are making a beautiful show.
White and pink blossoms cover the trees.

White and purple Petrea (Queens wreath) has masses of flowers on them. They are a vine and belong to the Verbena family. Everygreen, they can reach up to 40 feet in height but are easy to trim.
They enjoy a lot of sunlight and grow best in moist, well drained soil. They are also know as a Sandpaper Vine because of the texture of the leaves which are a mat green.

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