The garden welcomes flowers in blazing and soft colours.
Spanish Lavender; this one does seed and it also grows from cuttings. It does as well as the French Lavender in the subtropics.
Walk between the flowers and be happy. Ts
Dendrobium Orchids are welcome spring beauties; easy to grow in the subtropics. Let them dwell on a tree in semi shade and they will flowers for you every spring
No spring without daisy flowers.
Ostespermum; African daisies.
Chicorino rosso flowers;
Heartsease; Johnny jump up; spring is their happy time. I am always looking forward to see their sweet kitten faces. These Darlings seed themselves, in the herb garden. Wherever they want to grow I applaud them.
Strong colours of Tibouchina species.
I always adored pink and mauve together, Bougainvillea and Wisteria.
Any garden is for joy.Ts
Pretty self seeders. They are highly recommended, admired and easy to grow. Perennial Petunia.
Lovely, wonderful China rose Irene Watts. Delicious colour, delicious scent, delicious blooms. Not a tall grower, but such a fine plant. Say if I could plant one only, (I love many roses) it would be this one.
Gerbera; many years back I used to grow Gerberas in my farm garden, then somehow they went into oblivion, until I saw them in my daughter's garden. She wanted to get rid of them. I dug them out and planted them in my Butterfly garden. They are delightful. Love especially these spider blooms.
My herb garden is always a delight to me.
Queensland Rainforest tree;
Thaleropia Queenslandica (or Metrosideros Queenslandica)
Endemic to North East Queensland this small tree grows to about 6m in height. It is evergreen and upright in habit with new growth being apricot/red on stems. Leaves are shiney dark green on top and paler below. Flowering in late October to December, a spectacular display of yellow to orange flowers borne on terminal growth can cover the entire tree. Flowers have five spreading petals and five protuding anthems.
Hippeastrums play a big part in my spring garden. I admire the single ones, and use them to make new cross breeds.To me, the double or triple ones have lost their typical Hippeastrum appeal; that is just my opinion.
Salvia Love and Wishes; I grow Salvia, small and tall all over my garden.
Did you know, to touch a plant, smell a flower, hug a tree is the best therapy!Ts
Not to forget the fine Grevillias which bring oodles of nectar sipping birds.
Your garden may be your heaven on earth. Every morning I can not wait to go out into the garden, nothing on earth is as good as to have your own garden. Ts
Believe it or not;
I have so many plants I have stopped counting, I can show only a few, each one is special, each one is different.
©Photos my garden ; Text and quotes Ts