Out in the garden there are blooms appearing on the Cordylines ...
like Cordyline 'Red Wings', which provided a feast for the grasshoppers over the summer,
Cordyline 'Purple King',
and our native Cordyline cannifolia.
I have a few rather insignificant Dracaenas around the garden, but occasionally they break into bloom and remind me that there are fantastic attributes to all plants.
This is one year that the Dracaena reflexas have started blooming.
It's also time for the Corymbia torelliana or Cadaghi Gums to begin their blooming cycle, and tiny little flower buds have started appearing on both trees. Soon the flowers will be attracting all sorts of wonderful birds and insects.
In the middle of the courtyard garden,
the native Sterculia quadrifida or Peanut Tree is still covered in its rather insignificant looking flower sprays,
but now the fruit has begun appearing as well. These pods will turn from a dull green to a bright orange-red and add some terrific colour to the courtyard. At the moment the tree is dropping most of its leaves and making an absolute mess of the courtyard.
Out in pots in my courtyard garden,
there are lovely Viola flowers,
Cleome spinosa 'Senorita Rosalita' blooms,
weird and wonderful Celosia flowers,
Schlumbergera or Zygocactus flowers,
Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' blooms,
and cheerful Marigold blooms.
I'm joining Tootsie for Fertilizer Friday / Flaunt Your Flowers