This is one of my favourites from the garden. I have no idea of the varietal name of this beautiful Rose, but I do so love the colour change as it slowly fades. The perfume is exquisite as well.
Out in the garden here at my place,
I have noticed a little Rain Lily, Zephyranthes primulina, opening this morning. I've grown these from seeds sent from a very kind and gracious fellow north Queensland gardener (thanks Pitta!). I absolutely adore the gorgeous pale soft yellow flowers.
It seems I missed a couple of other blooms that had already opened up. We've had some showers of rain recently. The inner city area received quite a heavy downpour last week, but we seem to have missed that here in the foothills. Still, it was lovely to have some rain finally. Our wet season is still a long way off though.
I also spotted the very first buds on my Scadoxus or Blood Lily. This plant will be going into a corner of one of my new garden beds and will add a splash of terrific colour in Spring and Summer after it rises from dormancy.
There are still just a couple of Lilies blooming in the big pot out in the courtyard. There's a rather pretty Asiatic Matisse Lilium and a huge Oriental Lilium on show this morning.
The stark white flowers of my Tabernaemontana corymbosa 'Sweet Love' are brightening up the courtyard space.
The pinwheel shaped blooms certainly draw attention.
The potted Salvia farinacea 'Strata' is blooming in the courtyard,
alongside a couple of Pelargoniums,
and the potted Duranta 'Geisha Girl'.
The first of the blooming season's flowers have started opening on my Gardenia shrub out in the courtyard as well.
Under the very tall Corymbia torellianas, the Plumeria rubra and Plumeria obtusa have both started their end of Spring/Summertime display. You know summer is not far off when the Frangipanis start blooming at my place,
and you see the Delonix regia or Poincianas blooming at our front gates, with our neighbour's Jacaranda on show in the background.
Fertilizer Friday / Flaunt Your Flowers