There's not an awful lot blooming away from our house around the property.
Down the driveway, there are still a few blooms on the couple of Bauhinia variegatas. Those brilliant white blooms certainly draw the eye away from all the parched dry brown grass.
As you get closer to the house, you will notice some of the buds have opened up on one of the Cadaghi Gum Trees, otherwise known as Corymbia torelliana. The Rainbow Lorikeets have been dropping by to feast on the nectar of these puffy blooms.
When you step onto the courtyard and look up, you will see the bare branches of our native Sterculia quadrifida, or Peanut Tree, gloriously decorated in its green or red seed pods. These are attracting lots of birds at the moment, as they try to find the delicious seeds inside the open pods.
The Corymbia torellianas, which are just starting to burst into bloom, form a pretty backdrop to the stark look of the Sterculia tree. Of course, the bare branches of the Sterculia allows plenty of direct sunlight to flood the courtyard at this time of the year. This is great for all the potted plants.
In the courtyard, there are a quite few potted plants in bloom right now, adding some lovely colour to the space.
It's surprising to see one of my Schlumbergeras just starting another blooming cycle on this second last day of winter. That's never happened so late in the year before. Still, I'm not complaining. I don't mind seeing these gorgeous flowers once more.
Out in the shadehouse there are lots of Impatiens walleriana flowers to be seen. This is the best time of the year for them, and they always fill the shadehouse garden with fabulous colour around now.
There's also lovely Begonia blooms to spot, like this Begonia 'Tiger Paw',
and this unknown Begonia.
I'm a big fan of Begonia blooms. They are simply beautiful.
Out in the shadehouse, you will also spot the purple Anthurium blooming ... it blooms all year round ...
and you will see lots of flowers on the Streptocarpus caulescens and Dragon Wing Begonias ... which both also bloom all year round.
I'm joining Nix for Floral Friday Fotos
Tracie for Cottage Garden Party
and Mona's Floral Love