My favourite Caladium, which popped up from it's Winter sleep not long ago, is already showing the spathes which cover the flowers inside. It won't be long before they open to show the unusual spadix which contains both the male and female flowers. You can see the two spathes to the left of the Caladium leaf.
I really love this Rosebud Pelargonium ...
... and this Oriental Lily which has just opened up. The heavenly perfume is filling the Courtyard Garden!
The Hibiscus schizopetalus ... the Japanese Hibiscus ... is showing more and more blooms.
I'm loving all the colour out in my Courtyard Garden right now ... it's just glorious sitting out there during the day with a magazine and a cuppa. I'm lucky enough to be on Semester holidays right now and there's such beautiful colour all around ... wonderful perfume from the Oriental lilies ... and so many butterflies flitting and bees buzzing around! It is definitely Springtime.
Elsewhere on the property, the Bougainvillea is throwing out more and more clusters of flowers ...
... the African Oil Palms (Elaeis guineensis) have lots and lots of male inflorescences.
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Now for some of my favourites that are blooming in and around the Courtyard Garden.
Wrightia antidysenterica 'Arctic Snow' ... I know I've shown this one before, but I just adore the brilliant white of these flowers.
The weather has continued to be unpredictable. So many days begin with bright, sunny, clear, blue skies ...
... that quickly deteriorate into dreary, overcast, grey-cloud filled ones.
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The weather forecast for the week ahead tells us we're getting more of this pattern ... where is all this rain coming from in the middle of our supposed 'dry' season?
The last time our city received around this amount of rain during September was way back in the late 1970's!!!! Of course, I'm not speaking about huge rainfall totals ... we've only received around 70mm this month ... but the long term average for September is less than 10! 'Long term' meaning since they started keeping records ... which was about 1940 I think. Usually we receive 0 ... that's been the September total for most of the thirty-something years I lived here.
Well ... enough of the weather chat ... I'll end off today with some photos of the blooms that are just now appearing on my Petrea volubilis. We commonly call it Purple Wreath or Sandpaper Vine. It's our tropical version of Wisteria.
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