Monday, October 25, 2010

Mosaic Monday ... Some mid-Spring Colour.

Our mid-Spring month is coming to an end and that's definitely NOT something to celebrate in my part of the world!  Just as northern hemisphere gardeners are putting their gardens 'to bed' for the Winter, here in parts of Oz, gardens are about to be put through the end of Spring and Summer hell!  In my corner of north-eastern Australia the months from November to February are a horrid time for gardens and gardeners, so I'm enjoying the garden before it all goes pear-shaped with the heat and humidity ... and possibly the monsoonal rains.

Here's some of the lovely colour around the garden.  These are the best performers as we approach the end of our Spring.

Bougainvillea ...  I don't have as much of this in my garden now as I did in previous gardens as they do take over very quickly here in the tropics and are so difficult to trim back.

Hemerocallis ... I only started the Hemerocallis bed last year so they're only quite young plants and there are not many flowers on each plant yet.  This is the latest one to bloom ... Hemerocallis 'Jamaican Me Crazy'.
 
Ixora ... all the Ixoras are blooming again and they will keep on blooming through the horrid end of the year.  This is my favourite Ixora 'Twilight Glow'.

Plumeria ... my Plumeria rubra and Plumeria obtusa are showing flowers again and they will also continue to flower through the Summer.

Now for other fantastic Mosaic Monday posts, make sure you visit Mary at Little Red House

29 comments:

  1. Wow, your flowers and photos are just gorgeous. Beautiful mosaics.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Awesome pictures Bernie, enjoy them before the heat.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I also dont look forward to the humidity, but there are some lovely blooms at this time of year, and I especially like the smell of the plumeria. so there are some redeeming factors :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Gorgeous photoss. Hope the horrible season is not too horrible.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I am suffering from northern hemisphere jealously right now! Lovely photos!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your beautiful flowers have me looking forward to spring! We had a horrible freeze last winter and the bouganvillas are all gone, but the plumeria and Ixora are coming back.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Bernie I hope your summer is not too bad. I still remember ours with not fond memories. Your dayliles are beautiful.

    Eileen

    ReplyDelete
  8. Your photos are so beautiful...here in the US south...we're just beginning to cool...nights in the 50-60's and some days we're still in the eighties...I understand horrible summers...we just got through one and everything is crispy!!!
    Enjoy your beautiful spring!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh it's good to know where to come to enjoy beautiful flowers and it's interesting to know that you are entering the difficult months for growing. Wishing you all the best...

    ReplyDelete
  10. The flowers are so pretty and exotic. They make a lovely mosaic.

    ReplyDelete
  11. WOW, beautiful blooms! So pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Spring is looking spectacular!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Our summer here in Sydney is more temperate than yours, but I'm still not looking forward to the worst of of round February. Still with the weather the way it has been it may not be so bad this year.

    I love the colour and size of tropical area flowers.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I particularly like the hemerocallis though a bit scared by the sudden outbreak of piano music! Spring eh? here we are sliding into winter.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hi Bernie; I am a fan of bougainvillea, but as you say one has to stay "literally" on top of them with pruning. Always grew Hemerocallies and also buy new ones from time to time. Jamaican me ctazy is very pretty. Beautiful Frangipani. Lovely colours and heavenly scented.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Gosh Bernie! What lovely mosaics.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Lovely flowers, yes we are putting our gardens to bed so it is lovely to see what is happening on the other side of the world. Great photographs, Jackie in Surrey, UK.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Gorgeous flowers~ Glorious Spring *sigh*~ I especially love your Plumeria :-)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Well you did it again!!! Absolutely takes my breath away! Have a grand day! Cathy

    ReplyDelete
  20. MUST GET DAYLILY!! I love those bright cheery flowers so much! Your bougainvillea and plumeria are stunning too.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Thank you for sharing the spring beauty Australia has to offer. Our areas will be covered in snow soon and I do not look forward to it.

    Have a wonderful week! La

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi Bernie ~ I adore the colour of your Ixora.
    Plumeria obtusa is one my favorites to. I have some bulbs to plant this week when I looked at them I thought of you and your instructions LOL!!
    Sue

    ReplyDelete
  23. Thank you all for your lovely comments. Yesterday definitely felt like Summer ... it's getting a whole lot warmer and the humidity level is rising.

    Sue ... glad my efforts made you smile, lol!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I'm jealous your summer is just starting too ~ it always goes so fast here! Enjoy the blooms as long as you can ~ love the plumeria ~ I wish I could grow it for the fragrance alone!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Aren't we lucky to have a view of spring from your place when we're deep in the rains of autumn!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Outstanding look of 'Jamaican Me Crazy' reminds me of butter and coffee... love these two ingredients for consumption... he he...

    ReplyDelete
  27. Lovely mosaic of your tropical/spring flowers. I am learning their scientific names, too!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I agree this is the best time to be out in the garden before the heat. My sore back is a bit of a nuisance though.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Oooohhhh! I love the Kalanchoe!

    ReplyDelete

I appreciate your comments and will endeavour to reply to all. All comments are moderated, so spam will be fried.

Related Posts with Thumbnails