Sunday, November 29, 2015

What's On Show This Weekend ... November 28-29, 2015 ... end of Spring.

November is our last Spring month and our Summer officially begins in two days.  The conditions have already been quite summery for weeks now with daytime highs around 32 deg C and humidity levels rising to 60% in the middle of the day.

Our dry season continues on unabated and, despite a rather decent but very short-lived downpour of rain about two weeks ago, the surrounding bushland is very parched and rather brown. 

There are some lovely spots of colour around the garden, as usual.  That's the benefit in having quite a few plants that can withstand the dry conditions and the heat and humidity. 

The usual Spring bloomers are doing their usual thing!

Plumeria obtusa or Frangipani

Plumeria rubra or Frangipani

Lagerstroemia speciosa or Queen's Myrtle

Nerium oleander

Delonix regia or Poinciana

Delonix regia or Poinciana

They will all continue to bloom through most of the approaching Summer as well.

Blooms out in the courtyard garden at the moment include ...

Osteospermum

Petunias

Portulaca

Salvia splendens

Salvia farinacea

Salvia hybrids 'Love and Wishes' and 'Wendy's Wish'

Salvia farinacea

These too will continue to bloom through the early part of the Summer.

Elsewhere ...

Dietes grandiflora

Adenium obesum

double Gerbera
Justicia brandegeeana

Ixora 'Twilight Glow'

Thunbergia erecta 'Tru Blu'

Galphimia glauca

Ixora 'Golden Ball'

Turnera subulata

Tabernaemontana antidysenterica 'Arctic Snow'
So, Summer is on its way and we're waiting to see if there's a wet season coming along as well.

For a more detailed look at what's been going on around my place over the month of November, check out the Garden Journal entry I posted today on my other blog:  The End Of Spring Is Nigh ...

17 comments:

  1. Dear Bernie ~ It is always a treat to see one of your posts filled with all the beauty that surrounds you. I read your other post too and you've had a lot going on there.

    May you soon get some much needed rain.

    Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

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    1. It's lovely to see you popping by Lorraine. Fingers, toes and eyes crossed that the wet season that's expected sometime around mid-January actually eventuates! The predictions are not good though.

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  2. So many beautiful flowers, Bernie!! I love the pink Frangipanis and the Poincianas! I had no idea there were orange Poincianas!!

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    1. Thank you Liz. Yes there are Poincianas that have the orange flowers. They don't pop up anywhere near as often as the rich red ones, but they do look terrific. I'm afraid we've had to get rid of the huge red Poinciana that was growing next to the orange one at the entrance to our property. It had fallen over and was in a dangerous position. Now the orange will have to be the guard at the entrance gates.

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  3. Your garden is amazingly beautiful especially as it has been so dry. Well done. You impress me with knowing all their names. I see many that I have too but I'll forget the names for sure. So I just enjoy their beauty.

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    1. It's taken me a number of years to get to know the scientific names so well. Believe me, I'd often have to google because the names would just escape me!

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  4. Lovely to see your garden spring into summer modus, as always there are so many plants I haven’t even heard of. Loved the Justicia brandegeeana, it can be grown over here but only as an annual so it is rarely seen.

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    1. It's definitely in summertime mode now. Everything is quite dry and looks parched most of the time. I can only really take photos in the early morning or evening now so the poor plants don't look too sad.

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  5. So many lovely flowers in your garden. Its a joy to stroll through it. Btw, some plants are also found in my garden.

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    1. Thank you Stiletto for visiting. It's always lovely to hear people appreciate the photos.

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  6. Even though we have warmer temps and no snow, the garden is bare and brown...so these lush blooms really hit the spot for me....eye candy!

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    1. Thanks Donna. I suppose I really should be more appreciative of the fact that there are always a few blooms here and there in my garden no matter what the time of year and despite the conditions. It's a challenging place to garden, but there's always a bit of colour somewhere.

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  7. so much colour and the plants look lovely and healthy. here's hoping for rain ...

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    1. We're hanging in there and hoping like anything that the coming wet season brings quite a few really heavy downpours. We need the ground to get absolutely soaked. Waiting with bated breath!

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  8. Hi Bernie...by the time you read this Christmas will be over for another year! Hope it was wonderful at your house! Your flowers are so beautiful as always. It's warmish here and has been unseasonably warm for some time but I love it! Summer begins for you and winter begins for us. Wanna trade?

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    1. Hello. It's great to see you visiting.

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