I've found a few flowers in the garden this week that have demanded attention so we are off to join in Flaunt Your Flowers Friday at Tootsie Time.
Golden candles (Pachystachys lutea) is blooming.
It is a close relative of the justicas which haven't started flowering yet but should soon.
Strelitzias are one of the toughest plants we have. These are along the front of the house. This is Strelitzia Reginae. They seem to flower all year round but put on an extra show in the warmer months.
Strelizia Nicolai is the giant of the family.
The plants grow huge. Some of ours are they same height as our palms. As they grow taller the flowers form higher on the trunk and usually three or even four flowers will form from the same flower stalk. The old ones start to die off as new ones form. The plants form clumps like their smaller cousins and need to be thinned occasionally. We've just taken out quite a few and needed an axe to chop them out.
Check out more great blooms at Toostie Time