So on this day that started out with a strange twist, let's see what's blooming around the place.
The first of my Hemerocallis has begun blooming. Hemerocallis 'Blackberry Jack' heralds the beginning of the Daylily show for the Spring of 2011, which is a little late this year.
The first brilliant red blooms of the Delonix regias or Poincianas have started showing their faces.
In the shadehouse garden, the fabulous colours of the Asiatic Liliums are on show ...
... and so is the beautiful spathe and spadix of my purple Anthurium.
Out in the Courtyard Garden, I can see the blooms of ...
the Salvia splendens 'Dusky Hues',
the 'Bonanza' Petunias,
and the Tabernaemontana.
I'm also seeing the lovely bright green foliage of the new growth on one my Cycas revolutas.
This is the first 'break' of 2011.
I'm joining Tootsie's Fertilizer Friday / Flaunt Your Flowers meme today,