I'm doing the countdown now, as our summer months are about to officially finish. There's now only one more week of summer to go ... but of course the summertime temps and humidity levels will continue for a little while yet. Still, my favourite time of the gardening year is just around the corner and almost in sight now. If only we could get a little more rain. We've really only had around half of our average summer rain this summer as we haven't had much of a wet season at all.
At the moment the fabulous summer-blooming Queen's Myrtle, Lagerstroemia speciosa, is in all her glory.
The Mussaenda philippica 'Bangkok Rose' almost pale into insignificance against the backdrop of the Queen's Myrtle.
The fabulous lavender purple of the Queen Myrtle flowers really stands out in the soft glow of the early evening.
Costus productus continues its year-round show.
There are more and more pure white blooms appearing on the climbing vines of the Jasminum. I really love the pink buds.
The Portulaca always cheers me up with their lovely colours.
The fabulous purple Water Lily is a delight.
My Brassocattleya hybrid continues to put on a very pretty display.
There are more pink blooms appearing on the dwarf Azalea shrub in the front garden bed.
There are several Ixoras in bloom around the place, including this gorgeous lemon yellow variety.
My favourite Pentas is showing off.
There are buds appearing once more on my Aeschynanthus lobbianus or Lipstick Plant,
and my pretty Callistemon 'Pink Champagne' has begun another blooming cycle.
I'm joining Tootsie for Fertilizer Friday / Flaunt Your Flowers
and Nix for Floral Friday Fotos
I'm also joining Today's Flowers