Most eagerly awaited were my first-ever anemones: one red, one blue. I rushed down each morning to check progress of the buds until they finally opened. Before I left to start work in Jakarta, most of the 25 or so corms I had planted had come up, but when I returned there were only two left, which made them all the more precious.
|The osteospermum has been spot flowering for weeks now.|
|The seedhead from the Bird of Paradise Strelitzia|
|I'm always happy to see the Brugmansia in flower|
|This is its corner of the garden. Sort of looks okay, doesn't it?|
|Appearances can be deceptive. From a different angle, it was not a pretty story.|
|In my enthusiasm to pull out some old roots, I flicked up lots of the pavers.|
|I eventually accepted that I wasn't going to get around to fixing it. Thank heavens for Hire A Hubby!|
So, here I am in Bangkok thinking about what I am going to miss in my own garden come Spring (September in Australia), mostly the orchids and the first blooms of the daylilies.
|The Dancing lady or Oncidium Orchid already has a flower spike.|
|So does the Rock Orchid Dendrobium speciosum|
|I have a day lily border around about three-quarters of my front garden now.|
To see more of what is happening in gardens around the world, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens. And do drop back for a visit to see the latest of my adventures in Thailand and Indonesia. My next post will include the fabulous Jim Thompson's house that I visited this morning here in Bangkok.