Spring is almost here, and the garden is blooming! In this post, I just wanted to capture the form and colour of some of the flowers in our garden.
This plant is one of a number of shrubs used to screen the house from the road.
We have a heap of these flowers in the garden. Last year we saw honeyeaters feeding from them, so they are both striking in form and a useful food source.
The ornamental plum survived the Swamp Wallaby. Although the lower branches are all broken, the upper part of the small tree is covered in blossom.
I wasn’t sure that I liked these flowers last year, but taking the time to photograph them has made me appreciate their unusual form.
It’s easy to dismiss daisy flowers, but they provide such cheer and are one of the long flowering plants, providing colour for much of the year.
I planted a few annuals in pots and put them on our deck for colour we can see from the house.
Over Summer, the Eastern Spinebills fed regularly from these flowers.
Another long-flowering daisy – this one is in the back yard near the fernery
One of the orchid plants in our fernery, left here by the previous owner.
If you look at the photos of the Red Wattle Bird I took last Spring, this is the flower it is feeding on. Unfortunately, it won’t be able to get to them this year, as the cat netting will keep them out.
This hanging basket, in the fernery, provides a safe landing point for tiny birds which come through the trellis into the cat enclosure. When the flowers bloom, I guess they will have a reason to come in.
These flowers are a vivid pink, and when they open transform an ordinary looking succulent into a beautiful display.
The ornamental plum blossom has a strong, heady perfume. I just want to stand there and breathe it in all day. I wish I could capture it.
I’m pretty sure this is a hibiscus flower, but I have not looked it up. Something to do on the weekend, I think!
Our daffodils have been flowering for quite a while now. I’ve been picking these and putting them in a vase to enjoy inside the house. They are not visible from any of the windows.
I realise the focal point of this photograph is too far left, but the Crimson Rosella did not stay put. By the time I had refocussed with the bird in the centre, it was gone. I just love the bright colours, and the view past the cultivated garden to the naturally occurring eucalyptus.