Driving off to work, I'd noticed the Gymea lily Doryanthes excels had sent up a flower spike (its first) so had to check it out.
The flower spike is about two and a half meters tall. Just a baby.
I can't wait for the bud to open.
Then I noticed the poinsettias were in flower.
How had I not noticed?
I had to check them out
In the rainforest area, the Golden Penda are just starting to bloom.
Hopefully they will be a mass of bright yellow soon.
Walking back up the driveway, I noticed the white calliandra
and the climbing bauhinia
In the backyard,
the Brazilian Red cloak is still covered in blooms, and the red calliandra is out
A few heliconias are hanging in there over Winter
Snowflake bush Euphorbia leucocephala is looking good.
It's a close relative to the poinsettias so flowers in the cooler weather as well.
Mmmm.... might take some cuttings for the new garden.
We will need some Winter bloomers.
The mandarin tree in the chook pen is laden with fruit. I've been having one each day for the last couple of weeks.
That tree produces the sweetest juiciest mandarins I've ever tasted.
The ladies take good care of it.
Lemons are looking good too. Not quite ready to pick yet.
Limes will be ready soon too.
Note to self: make sure we have a couple of citrus trees in the new garden
I see these guys every morning but never tire of watching them.
John moved the Thalia into their pond and seem happy with the new décor.
They love hiding in the root system.