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Flowers On Friday ...mid-Winter Downunder - July 2011

Category: My Dry Tropics Garden | Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:48 am

Let's see what's in flower this mid-Winter's Friday here at my place here in the north-east of Australia. As I don't really have lovely garden beds or borders, there won't be vista shots or garden views. I can however show off some of the blooms on display right now on the potted plants or shrubs out in my garden.

In the courtyard, I'm very pleased to finally see the bracts and flowers of this dwarf variegated Bougainvillea.


Dwarf variegated Bougainvillea ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

It has done nothing for nearly a year now, other than sit quite happily in a huge container under an Aralia. It's the slowest growing plant I think I've ever had. But, despite being quite short and stunted, this climber is showing its first bracts. They start off as white, then they develop a pink tinge around the edges. The flowers are in the middle and remain closed today.


Lonicera japonica or Japanese Honeysuckle ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

The Lonicera japonica or Japanese Honeysuckle, which was a new plant this year, has showed it's first spray of flowers. These dainty tubular flowers begin as pure white in colour and then turn a buttery yellow. They are gorgeous and have such a beautiful fragrance. I can't believe this little plant has already flowered.


Impatiens hawkeri 'Celebrette' series ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

There are blooms appearing on the two Impatiens hawkeri or New Guinea Impatiens I planted under the Cycas revoluta a little while ago. Both these New Guinea Impatiens are from the 'Celebrette' series, but I can't remember the specific varietal name. They do have these lovely pale pink blooms with a darker pink blush.


Pelargonium 'Caliente' series ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

My great survivor of the horrid 'wet' season, a Pelargonium from the 'Caliente' series (again I don't know the specific varietal name), is still throwing up lovely flower sprays.


Salvia splendens 'Dusky Hues' series ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

My favourite Salvia splendens hybrids, the 'Dusky Hues' series is starting to grow taller and taller. Fabulous colours!


Rhododendron simsii or Azalea indica ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

The winter-blooming Rhododendron simsii or Azalea indica is gradually showing more and more blooms.


Impatiens hawkeri or New Guinea Impatiens ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

In the shadehouse, my white Impatiens hawkeri is finally blooming again.


Aechmea gamosepala or Matchstick Bromeliad ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

The Aechmea gamosepala or Matchstick Bromeliad still has its' one lovely flower spike.


Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Roseflake' ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

There's always a Hibiscus flower to be seen somewhere in the garden. This is Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Roseflake'.


unknown Azalea ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

This winter-blooming Azalea shrub is putting on a very pretty display right now. I'm not sure of the varietal name for this, but someone suggested it could possibly be a Satsuki Azalea as it is a dwarf-sized shrub and has never grown any taller than a metre in height. Whatever it is, it's a welcome sight in our winter time.


Pentas lanceolata ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

There's also always Pentas blooms somewhere to be seen.


Euphorbia pulcherrima - dwarf white ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )


Euphorbia pulcherrima - dwarf pink ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

The Euphorbia pulcherrimas continue to bloom.


Torenia fournieri or Wishbone Flower ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

Finally, my favourite Torenia fournieri is blooming again.





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Comments

 

cherylad wrote on Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:57 pm:


Such awesome blooms. Some I've never seen. Thanks for posting them all.




carolyn keiper wrote on Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:14 pm:


Oh, Everything is wonderfully interesting! especially that matchstick bromeliad.




Donna Sharman wrote on Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:21 am:


BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for sharing




 

Kay wrote on Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:55 pm:


So... this is your winter garden? pretty cool, beautiful flowers.




 

Bernieh wrote on Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:02 am:


Cherylad, Carolyn, Donna and Kay, thank you for your kind comments.





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