Tuesday, 15 March 2011

GBBD - Flowers for March

The slight chill in the air each morning says Autumn is here. No ones getting out the jumpers or blankets just yet. We are still experiencing up to 30C in the middle of the day but the days are definitely getting shorter and the mornings cooler.  In the garden quite a few of the Summer flowering plants are still in bloom and some of the Autumn ones have started bloomimg as well.

The hibiscus are still flowering

Calliandra flower for most of the year

 Canna has almost finished flowering for this season. Soon they'll need to be chopped back ready for Winter.

Strelizia have burst into flower since the recent rain.

Beehive Ginger will finish soon as the weather cools.



The climbing bauhinia still has a few flowers, though not as profuse as in Summer

One of the real stars of  Autumn is the Tibouchina

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Garden on the 15th of each month. You get to visit garden from all around the world and check out whats flowering.

20 comments:

  1. Your flowers are beautiful - so lush and tropical looking! Thanks for sharing and have a great GBBD :)

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  2. Wow! Your hibiscus are huge and beautiful! I have not seen such varieties. I suspect mine are only half the size. The last photo is really interesting. Having more flowers than leaves on a plant is something really rare here.

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  3. It's only getting slightly cooler up here and the rain just won't stop. We still have so many dreary bleak days that it's becoming rather depressing.

    Your garden must be looking a picture with all these blooms. That Tibouchina is marvellous ... what a great show. I just love that Beehive patch too.

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  4. I love your beehive ginger, I've never seen anything like it before; it looks to tender for my garden, but can you tell me its Latin name so I can check it out, maybe it would survive in a greenhouse over winter? Thanks for sharing your exotic blooms, its what GBBD is all about. Christina

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  5. Christina, Beehive ginger is Zingiber spectabile. It does like warm weather.

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  6. Wow !!! So many beautiful flowers. The Beehive Ginger is amazing.

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  7. Love your hibiscus. We're just entering spring (mud season) so I have a while before mine bloom.

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  8. Ooo yes, I have noticed the slight coolness in the mornings too. It worries me a little, I live in an old queenslander and it gets FREEZING! It's a terrible house for winter.

    Your flowers are spectacular as always, the beehive ginger is probably my favourite too. But tell me, what is GBBD???

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  9. Your Autumn is full of tropical beauties. :)

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  10. loving your orangey hibiscus and the canna...so beautiful!!

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  11. What a tropical paradise. I oohed and ahhed all the way through, but you're right, that Tibouchina is a stunner. Happy GBBD!

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  12. You have a wealth of bloom this GBBD. I learned a new flower. I posted it on my Red post, but the Botanical Garden did not have the name tag, it is Calliandra. I just loved it when I saw it there. And you have quite a bit of them. White too. Happy GBBD, Missy.

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  13. I love your hibiscus, especially the third one. Unusual colour. The rest of you plants are truly exotic.
    Rosie

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  14. Hi Missy, nice blog and lovely blooms still in the garden, I had that same yolk coloured hibiscus, it's really huge isn't it? Yes and I also had a plot with Zingiber spectabile, but mine would never colour so red. Well done. Nice photo's Missy.
    Oh Bernieh I can fully understand this depressing weather. You need some sunshine badly. I'll exchange it for some rain, yes please. It somehow seems you folk there in QLD had more than your fair share this summer....

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  15. Ginger! Who knew it looked like that. I love seeing what you've been growing down under. Makes the world seem a lot smaller and more connected - doesn't it?

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  16. Guess your March is our August.

    I feel warmer just looking at your pictures. beautiful.

    jane

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  17. Lovely blooms. We can grow many of the same plants here in California, but my Tibouchina doesn't look anywhere near as gorgeous as yours... Is your T. urvilleana?

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  18. Missy, even going into fall, your garden just keeps right on blooming; just stupendous! I've never seen so many beautiful flowers.

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  19. Cooler weather? Oh I am so jealous! My beehives just toppled over with the rain we have been having. It is my birthday on Saturday and when asked what I wanted my reply was sunshine! I hope if the sun shines that I can have some flowers as pretty as yours.

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