Wednesday, 15 June 2011

What's in bloom for GBBD June

If I'm not mistaken, we are approaching our Winter Soltice. That means the days might start getting longer soon. We haven't really had any cold weather yet. July and August are our coldest months, but that usually means a few frosty mornings and lovely sunny days.
Around the garden quite a few plants continue to flower - nowhere near as many as during the warmer months, but some seem to flower for most of the year.
By recording each month's blooms, it will be great to look back and see what flowers each month of the year.
 The climbing begonia still puts on a show.
 The hibiscus near the pool seem to flower all year, while their showier cousins have a rest.
Golden candles
Tibouchina 'Alstonville'

I've been playing with the settings on my camera (actually reading the manual).

It's amazing what you can learn. Quite amazing!

Some of the bromeliads are blooming.
The poinsettia are in full bloom. They love Winter.
Quite a few cordylines flower at this time of year as well - not very impressine flowers I'm afraid.
It's their foliage colour during Winter that brightens the garden.

For many more wonderful blooms go to May Dreams Garden on the 15th of each month to join in Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day around the globe.

22 comments:

  1. Hi Missy, Your garden is looking very pretty. I love your close-ups. Those are stunning.

    What is it that you learnt from the manual? That you can go as near as 1cm to the object?

    When I shoot butterflies with my point and shoot, I really go very near. But it is not possible with those bulky and noisy cameras, like my new one.

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  2. I have never seen or heard of a climbing begonia and it is beautiful. Can it grow in the tropics?

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  3. wonderful photos. Do cameras come with a manual...really? Must check it out.

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  4. Hard to tell it is almost winter with all that color. Beautiful Missy.

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  5. Hey, if that is winter, I want some too. Great photos, wonderful plants.

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  6. I recognize some of your plants as ones we've grown as houseplants and greenhouse plants in the past, particularly Pachystachys lutea or golden candles. The climbing begonia is quite amazing and a new one to me as to some others among your commentors... I enjoyed your post very much! Larry

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  7. Looking good Missy! The climbing Begonia looks lovely and is new to me :)

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  8. You have a quite different season for sure.

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  9. Lovely blooms! We are also in Winter here in South Africa - I forgot to show my poinsettia - aren't they lovely this time of year?

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  10. hi Missy, we have almost the same plants, but of course Brisbane is tropical too. But you have winters we dont have. That candle flower has been blooming here profusely too! But i wonder why we dont have pansies, i thought it is for colder climes.

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  11. Oh dear. I'm an idiot. The first photo is a climbing bauhinia not begonia. No wonder it was new to some of you. Just noticed my mistake. Sorry. I really shouldn't post before I've woken up fully.

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  12. I like how the dog got in one of the photos! My cats do that all the time. Your flowers are lovely...enjoyed the tour! Happy GBBD!

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  13. Excuse me, Missy, I did not recognize you from behind. I see you were trying for a self-portrait! :)

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  14. Great post...I've never seen a climbing Begonia...it's amazing!!!

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  15. Well, perhaps I should read my camera manual! I learned from my dad that was only after it was broke! ;) You have some very pretty blooms - especially since it's your winter.

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  16. You've got lots of plants I'm not familiar with from "Down Under" I reckon....:) But they're lovely and I'm going to research some of them for my garden. Enjoyed your photos and your garden.

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  17. You have some beautiful flowers...can't wait to see what you have blooming in the warmer months! And it's funny that I never thought to read my camera manual about how to use the macro...my son gave me instructions when the camera was new but it was in one ear and out the other!

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  18. Great photos! You know I'm a big fan of that climbing Bauhinia ... still haven't found it in the nurseries here. Your Poinsettia is putting on a great winter display. As for it not being all that cold down there! I was there for the long weekend and it was rather chilly and overcast!!!

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  19. Beautiful pics, love the tibouchina, which doesn't grow here, nor do those cordylines though the big old hardy cordyline australis does.

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  21. Gosh your garden is always so stunning, how's the hedge coming back too? Love the climber.

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  22. Missy, Your flowers are so beautiful and exotic. Happy GBBD!

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