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Striding Towards The End Of Our Autumn ... April 2013

Category: My Dry Tropics Garden | Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:10 am

I can't believe it's been over a year since I last added a blog post here. Time flies when you're busy. It's lovely to finally find myself with some spare time to pop by at long last.

Here in Oz, May is the beginning of our last Autumn month. Here in the north-east of Oz we've officially begun our long, long 'dry' season, and waved goodbye to our uncharacteristically dry 'wet' season. The rainfall totals during the 'wet' that's now over, were very low, about half of the rainfall we usually receive.

As a result, my garden is a little dull compared to this time last year and the year before. Of course, in the tropics, we always have something in bloom year round, so I'm just going to share the blooms I'm enjoying at the moment.


Dendrobium bigibbum ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

Dendrobium bigibbum (terrible name!)


Justicia brandegeana ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

Justicia brandegeana or red Shrimp Plant


Turnera ulmifolia ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

Turnera ulmifolia


Turnera subulata ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

Turnera subulata


Salvia madrensis or Forsythia Sage ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

Salvia madrensis or Forsythia Sage


Cleome 'Senorita Rosalita' ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

Cleome 'Senorita Rosalita'


Allamanda cathartica 'Sunee' ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

Allamanda cathartica 'Sunee'


Streptocarpus caulescens or Nodding Violet ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

Streptocarpus caulescens or Nodding Violet


Hibiscus schizopetalus or Japanese Lantern ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

Hibiscus schizopetalus or Japanese Lantern


Vriesea bromeliad ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

Vriesea bromeliad


Mussaenda philippica 'Aurore' ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

Mussaenda philippica 'Aurore'


Costus productus or Orange Spiral Ginger ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

Costus productus or Orange Spiral Ginger


double Impatiens walleriana ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

double Impatiens walleriana


Polygala ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

Polygala







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Comments

 

eileen wrote on Wed May 01, 2013 10:19 am:


Your garden is so full of colour. Ours is just waking up after a long winter even although it's now May!!




 

Bernieh wrote on Wed May 01, 2013 10:25 am:


Yes, Eileen, I've heard tales of the long hard winter so many of you in the northern hemisphere have had this year. It must be fantastic to see the signs of Spring at long last. We don't get huge seasonal changes like yours here in my corner of Oz.




 

Frank wrote on Wed May 01, 2013 11:24 am:


Thanks for sharing your blooms Bernie. Nice to see you back on again!




 

Bernieh wrote on Wed May 01, 2013 11:38 am:


Glad to be back again, Frank. It's wonderful to have some time to myself to come and visit at long last.




 

cherylad wrote on Wed May 01, 2013 3:47 pm:


Lovely blooms! I can't imagine how many more you would have had to share if it wasn't so dry there this year.




 

Bernieh wrote on Wed May 01, 2013 9:06 pm:


Cherylad, mid to end of Autumn is usually the most colourful time in the garden here. My courtyard and shadehouse garden areas are usually bursting with colour at this time of year, and I would be able to share more of the annuals I grow. I haven't bothered with too many of them because of the drier conditions.





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