Although I have been busy in the garden, applying a thick layer of mulch to help the garden get through our dry season and planting seeds and bulbs in preparation for spring, with the following two exceptions, there are very few changes in what has been in flower since my report for February's Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.
|This little ginger is a Globba 'Golden Dragon'|
|Aechmea fulgens 'Burning Bush'|
|Dahlia 'Marie Antoinette' is still flowering well.|
|Despite looking a little washed out in this photo, I love my salvia 'Hot Lips' and the way it varies from all white to all red and two toned.|
|The Evergreen Frangipani Plumeria obtusa looks a picture of health, but the advent of frangipani rust here in Brisbane over the last few years causes early leaf drop, and it is virtually now 'evergreen' in name only!|
|Always flowering, Hammerhead Frangipani Plumeria pudica|
|I don't know what I'd do without my Rosemary. (Roasted rosemary potatoes are the best!)|
|The Bird of Paradise Strelitzia reginea are putting on a great show along the driveway.|
|Lots of storm lilies, Zephyranthes candida, have popped up after our wet weather.|
|Zinnia 'Summer Brilliance' with salvia 'Heatwave Sizzle' and variegated pineapple (also a bromeliad).|
|In the back garden there is lots of new growth on the spiral ginger , Costus|
|...and plenty of flowers|
Finally, my nomination for villain of the month...
|Look at the terrible damage to the new fronds of this cycad. All the handiwork of the blue cycad butterfly's caterpiller. I have posted about these menaces before, and, although I don't like spraying, I used Confidor on this plant, but it seems to have had no effect, perhaps because of all our rain.|
To see more beautiful blooms from all around the world, and hopefully no more villains, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens.