Our mid-Spring month is now almost over and I can feel Summer just waiting around the corner. The days are getting warmer, but thankfully the nights are still comfortable. It's getting hectic at work now that the end of the school year is approaching. It an absolute joy to come home from a long day at school and find the Oriental Lilies blooming and filling the shadehouse with their exotic perfume. Oh if only we had smell-o-vision! I could share the wonderful fragrance with you all.
These are from a mixed pack of bulbs so unfortunately I have no idea of their specific varietal names. They are such beautiful blooms and absolutely huge! Now from the giants to the midgets.
Another fantastic surprise this week was the sight of the first tiny little blooms on my Hoya bella. These flowers are only around 1 cm across and also have a lovely fragrance. I wish my camera was better so I could take macro shots. If you look right up close to these flowers, they look almost like beautiful cake decorations.
The Asiatic Lilies have been blooming for a couple of weeks now, but out of all the lovely blooms that came from the mixed pack of bulbs, I really adore the colour of this particular Asiatic Lily.
My pretty Callistemon 'Pink Champagne' is throwing out more and more blooms now. The lonely first bloom appeared a few weeks ago, but now there's more and more of the dainty bottlebrush blooms appearing.
My Salvia madrensis has started its second blooming for the year. It bloomed mid-Autumn. I cut it right back mid-Winter, and its now putting on its mis-Spring display.
One of my favourite Pelargoniums is looking fabulous. It's one of the few Pellies I managed to get through the last wet season and I'm so glad I did.
The Rex Begonias continue to show their sweet little flowers and I'm always amazed at the intricacies of these tiny flowers as well as the spectacular foliage patterns.
The last offering for this flower flaunt today are the bracts and eensy weensy blooms on my variegated Bougainvillea. I just love the colour of these bracts.
Now, make sure you pop over to visit Tootsie now and you'll find loads of great Fertilizer Friday / Flaunt Your Flowers posts.