I was talking to Jude about the flower Golden Lycra and I made another promise to her to show her some of the blooms that are flowering at the moment, scattered throughout the garden. There are another memory of Geoff who lived down the road. He had a bank at the rear of his place that every year was a sight to behold. He was always thinning out that garden bed, that’s why I have quite a number of flowering plants.
They are quite interesting as all through late winter until mid January I was watering the strap like leaves. Then abruptly the leaves die off and the flower stalks seem to magically appear soon followed bu magnificent flowers.
Golden Lycra’s in the Autumn sun before a big storm.
This past twelve months since the horrid fires here, everything is coming back with vengeance. Grasses are growing faster than I can do anything. Had to walk down the hill from the house and across country and that grass I had to wade through as it was waist deep!!
Even the garden has not looked this good in quite a few years. Almost two and a half years of drought, the fires and then floods have made everything seem to grow much better. Maybe a few garden photos in a later post as this one, as the title suggests is about the Hibiscus in the garden. Suddenly all the Hibiscus have had flowers and everywhere you look there are splashes of colour. It really is a bonanza for the eyes.
Here is the lovely flowers from the few Hibiscus growing. I have tended to take cuttings of my own plants so there are a few of the same colour hence there’s not lots of different ones like we find at Judy’s in Mexico.
This is the first Hibiscus planted in the old garden. A cutting from my favourite flower that grew at the house I grew up and always remember it in the backyard. This is the biggest flower in the garden.
The lovely bud of an orange flower
Another flower from the same bush. The newer flowers have more of the pink blush.
The bud of a double frilly pink flower
I think these flowers are organised chaos
A while ago I posted for Sunshine’s Macro Monday (Irene has restarted the challenge) about the deception of the bud to the flower in one of the Hibiscus bushes. Here is a bud just starting to open.
This the flower. Another frilly pink double but a deeper colour
The Miniature Red Hibiscus flowers have appeared a few times in my posts over the years. The deep red is so hard to get in a photo no matter what time of day, settings etc. The red is easy to get when it’s a bud, so you’ll have to imagine that red colour on the following flower.
See!!! I have taken this flower with the sun in different spots, cloudy, in shade.
Terri wants us to – “This week, for Sunday Stills, let’s blow up WordPress and the rest of the Internet with gorgeous flowers! We all need some hope and beauty in our lives. Linking to Sunday Stills this week will be like we are sending each other wonderful bouquets.”