Finally, I'm able to spend some time back in the blogging world. After my computer crashed, with all the inconvenience that entails, I found that I really missed popping in to visit gardens all over the world and having a natter with gardeners near and far. I'm quite happy to be able to sit down today and write a post once more. Not only that, but it's the end-of-term for me and time for a bit of a holiday!
Flaunt Your Flowers / Fertiliser Friday and Carol's Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day meme today. Make sure you visit both blogs.
So ... here's a few things that are blooming right now in my garden ... mid-way through our first month of Spring.
My two Cadaghi Gums - Corymbia torelliana - are beginning to bloom. The masses of cream scented balls on this tree attracts lots of Rainbow Lorikeets and Red-Tailed Black Cockatoos which can be very noisy first thing in the morning!
The Bougainvillea is flowering once again ...
... as is the fabulous Tabernaemontana corymbosa 'Sweet Love' with it pinwheel flowers ...
It's great to see the Caladiums pushing up out of their underground slumber ... and this one is a favourite of mine. When it first opens, it's white and pale green with little red splotches ... and it slowly turns a darker green as it matures. Right now though, it's just beginning to unfurl its' first striking leaves.