I love joining in Garden Blogger's Bloom Day. It's a chance to share my garden with other gardeners from around the world and to see their beautiful blooms. It has enabled me to see flowers
I never knew existed, visit beaytiful gardens and to experience Spring when it's Autumn here.
I haven't joined in for quite some time, mainly because I've been slack and when the 15th of each month arrives I haven't taken any photos. This month I am prepared (well more than usually anyway).
I wandered around my garden on Sunday with camera in hand and discovered quite a few blooms.
It's mid-Autumn but some of the Summer flowerers are still blooming as well.
We've had quite a bit of rain and the blue ginger (which is not really a ginger at all) has responded by flowering. Hiding down below it is a bromeliad in bloom.
I rescued this plant from a friend's yard. They had it growing in full sun and thought it looked ugly. The poor thing was sunburnt and parched. It loves it's home in dappled light under a palm tree and in gratitude it flowers regularly and has become a large clump of plants.
These bromeliads flower quite regularly as well. They like to be in the sun but are tolerating part shade at the moment. I'll divide them soon and plant some in a sunnier spot. In the sun they turn a brilliant pinky-orange.
Below the brom you may be able to see is another plant in flower - tiny white and purple flowers.
Nearby, frangipanis are still in bloom. They have begun dropping their leaves for Winter though so there won't be too many more flowers for a while.
The hibiscus seem to flower on and off throughout the year. They form an informal hedge around part of the pool area and need to be pruned a couple of times a year.
There are always a couple of blooms peeking trough the pool fence.
A couple of heliconias are still blooming
Pentas seem to prefer the cooler weather
The tibouchina is an Autumn bloomer