Spring means new life and new leaves throughout the garden. Although many plants continue to grow throughout winter in the sub-tropics, they all seem to enjoy a new lease on life once spring is here - just as we do.
The lilly pillies have wonderful pink new foliage which will soon be followered by puffy white flowers. You can just see the buds starting to form.
The frangipanis are coming to life after their winter dormancy.
The canna that were chopped back to ground level are sending up new leaves.
Palms are unfurling new leaves.
The avocado tree has delicate pink new leaves and flowers beginning to form as well.
I tried getting a close-up of the avocado flowers and through the viewfinder spied this cute little spider. Hopefully he's busy pollinating the flowers so we will have a crop of fruit later in the year.
The crotons have to be different. Since their leaves are normally so bright, their new leaves are green, which draws attention to them even more.
In our garden we all enjoy spring - the gardeners and the plants.
Spring is when you want to be in the garden all day every day.