Out in the garden things have slowed down considerably in terms of blooms. There are no huge blooming displays on any of the trees or shrubs, but as is typical of a dry tropics garden, there are still a few flowers to be found here and there as you wander around.
Out in my shadehouse garden, on the western side of my house, there's been a new arrival.
Now I think this plant is Kalanchoe gastonis bonnieri or Donkey's Ears Plant. It was given to me by a very kind gardener from down south (thanks Titania!), and I've spotted the first flower spike. I can't wait for the blooms to open.
Other blooms to be found out in the shadehouse include ...
my wonderful all-year-round-bloomer, my purple Anthurium,
along with another of my year-round-bloomers, Impatiens walleriana;
Out in the courtyard garden,
there are Violas blooming.
There's one lonely bloom on the white Justicia carnea,
and there's still flower spikes on the Angelonias.
The Celosia are blooming,
and a few little Marigolds have started to bloom as well.
The native Sterculia quadrifida or Peanut tree is covered in its rather inconspicuous creamy flowers.
Under the pergola, the Salvia involucrata is blooming,
whilst on the outer corners of the pergola the Hibiscus schizopetalus is always flowering.
the Crotons beside the driveway are still throwing out flower spikes,
and the blooming cycle of the Triangular Palm near the carshed, is coming to an end. These flowers attract a lot of bees and wasps. You can always hearing a lot of buzzing whenever you stroll near this magnificent looking Palm.
The native Acacias are still blooming, both on our property
and out in the surrounding bushland.
In the tiered garden beds at the front of the house,
the Salvia madrensis is coming to the end of its blooming cycle.
and the Cordyline is just beginning to flower.
In the front-of-house garden bed you can spot
Mussaenda philippica 'Bangkok Rose' bracts and littel flowers,
and the dwarf Azalea is showing just a couple of blooms as it begins in winter blooming time.
There are also just a few flowerheads on the Pentas growing in the side garden bed.
I'm joining Tootsie for Fertilizer Friday / Flaunt Your Flowers
and I'm joining Fishtail Cottage's Garden Party