Yes, the end of our Springtime is approaching. Just one more month left, officially, but the conditions are remarkably summery. The humidity levels are rising once more, and it's starting to feel a little warmer and stickier.
Whilst we have had a couple of very light showers of rain in the past week, it's been of negligible benefit to the garden. The raindrops barely penetrated the ground here, but it was delightful listening to the drumming of raindrops on the corrugated iron roof at night-time.
The landscape around our property is still looking dry and parched, as would be expected towards the end of a long dry season,
and the Agile Wallabies are searching for signs of new green growth wherever they can find some. In this case, they've found some new growth where the grey-water pipe has sprung a leak and has been watering a patch in the side yard.
There are a few lovely blooms around the place, so let's see what can be found.
If you look to the sky outside my husband's workshop, you will see there are still quite a few flowers hanging on the branches of a couple of very tall Tabebuia heterophyllas.
The flowers adorn most of the bare almost leafless branches of the tree,
but they're so high up in many places that it's hard to get a close look in order to appreciate their delicate beauty.
The very first blooms are appearing on my Delonix regias. It's interesting to note the differences between the three trees though. On the two that grow at the front gate area, most of the seed pods have fallen to the ground, and the bare branches are covered in flower buds, but there is little leaf growth.
It's the flowers that are taking centre stage on those two trees at the moment.
In the case of my other Delonix regia which grows near our car shed area however, the branches are covered in new lacy leaf growth as well as flower buds. Mother Nature always amazes me!
Turnera subulata and Russelia juncea make a great pair.
There are some little perfumed flowers appearing on my dwarf Murraya.
and Salvia leucantha 'White Velour' are both beginning another blooming cycle.
My favourites at the moment though are definitely the double blooms that have appeared for the first time on one of my Nerium Oleanders,
and the rich cerise blooms on two of my Adenium obesums or Desert Roses. The two young Adeniums that are planted out in the tiered garden beds have been grown from seed sent to me by a fellow north Queenslander blogger (thanks Pitta!) and the flowers are just gorgeous. I'm so looking forward to seeing all the other little Adenium seedlings planted up and flourishing in one section of my new garden beds. They will make a spectacular display when they're all blooming at once.
I'm joining Tootsie for Fertilizer Friday / Flaunt Your Flowers
Nix for Floral Friday Fotos
and Today's Flowers