Last of the Garden Pictures from Burns Monument

I had a couple of fellow bloggers asking where the term Monkey Puzzle Tree comes from this post well I am ashamed to say I didn't know - so I googled and this is what I came up with from Wikipedia.

 The origin of the popular English name Monkey-puzzle derives from its early cultivation in Britain in about 1850, when the species was still very rare in gardens and not widely known. The proud owner of a young specimen at Pencarrow garden near Bodmin in Cornwall was showing it to a group of friends, and one made the remark "It would puzzle a monkey to climb that"; as the species had no existing popular name, first 'monkey-puzzler', then 'monkey-puzzle' stuck.  

Now I have a few more pictures I wanted to show - hope you are not getting too bored with them.

One of the few remaining flowers.

Leaves draping over a wall.

 I loved the golden leaves against the dark green. 

Love all the different colours. 

I promise no more pictures from the garden lol. Have a great weekend.


I'm surprised you have so much color still. Those pink and white flowers look like something that would bloom in the spring. Pretty, pretty!
I love seeing your garden pictures, it is nice to compare them with our garden here. We had a monkey puzzle tree in our garden in South Africa but I have never known where the name came from. Thanks for the info. Diane
Giga said…
Araukaria jest pięknym drzewem, u nas rzadko spotykanym. Jest im u nas za zimno. W Twoim ogrodzie jest jeszcze trochę kolorów, u mnie już ich brak. Pozdrawiam
Flora said…
Love the garden...we have winds of 90 KM...blowing snow..icy roads.... you can post all the gardens you want!!!
Jill said…
I would never tire of your pictures of this wonderful garden!

Thanks so much for the info on the monkey tree. It's so interesting.
Karen said…
I learned something today! I enjoyed your photos of the garden. Is it unusual for the foliage to be hanging on so long? We have had such mild weather and no snow yet!
TexWisGirl said…
the yellow leaves are my favorite of these too!
Jeanne said…
Don't make promises like that. I enjoy your photos from the garden! That is also a very interesting photo of that monkey puzzler tree, and an interesting story about the name of it. Thanks for sharing. Always enjoy your posts! Jeanne
I love this post. Love the Monkey puzzle tree and loved learning something new! Your photos, as always, are beautiful. I enjoyed the golden leaves against the dark green too...the colors are lovely.
Eileen said…
Hi Ellie, of course I'm not getting bored with your garden photos. They're lovely - need more of them, not less!

Hope you and all your family are well. Have a good weekend.

Eileen x
Paul Forster said…
The colours in your photos are always fantastic. Great job.
deb duty said…
These are beautiful, Ellie! That's interesting about the name of the tree.
Landbohaven said…
Smukke billeder.
Tak for kigget.
Rose said…
I never knew till now what a monkey puzzle tree was...I want one!! It is so strange and unique.
As always your photos are beautiful. My favorite is the photo of the flowers.
Beautiful photos Ellie.

Hope you and family are well

Enjoy your day

orchid said…
Dearest Ellie,
Monkey Puzzle Tree, never seen and sure looks funny shape, aren't they♪♪♪
Oh, winter came and I also feel the same way missing all the flowers.
Might Colder than here, Take Care of yourself!!!
Love and Lots of Hugs to you, xoxo Orchid*
leavesnbloom said…
I was last in that garden when I was a child. I once got hit by one of those monkey puzzle branches falling down............ it was seriously sore as those things are so jaggy.
lisa said…
But I loved your garden photographs Ellie!!
The pink flowers and the last one here are really wonderful!
geetlee said…
pretty trees them monkey puzzles :)
hope you had a great weekend Ellie

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