Oh heavens above!!! Lucky Me!! Like books and reading,this is a subject not to get me started on unless you like long answers! Hee Hee!! Right now I have Dianthus,Petunias,various roses, hibiscus(several different stunning tropical varieties!) Buddleia,giant pink clover,azaleas various Bromeliads and orchids,day lilies,chrysanthemums, sapphire plant,cuphea,salvia,Begonia,tiny native daisies,Sambac Jasmin,double sambac jasmine,chinese golden sambac jasmine(looks like little roses!), Cactus, Giant Aloe,Frangipani tree,herbs such as,tarragon, various basils,Rosemary(pink and blue),and my pride and joy for growing in the tropics: Lavender!!! It is sublimely divine!!! Oh and then there is the Lemon Myrtle which have just come into bloom as well!!! I truly adore my plants and grow many from tiny cuttings,so that I can share them with friends. They bring in the birds and butterflies as well as give ME such immense pleasure!! I tend to grow my lovely fragrant treasures in pots so that they do not drown in the wet season we experience every summer here.I only have tiny plants in bloom of some of the above as they are ones I have grown even from Bunches of flowers sometimes!! I have been told that not only my thumbs but also my fingers are Green!!! Love Them All!!!!!!
As long as I have a safe haven for the tropical and very gorgeous green tree frogs,then I am happy! These stunning critters are always smiling and have such fabulous faces and colours! I am forever amazed at what actually DOES do so well here in North Qld,especially my Old English Roses which are so perfect in colder climates!!! Today I had my tiny white ,very fragrant Day Orchids in bloom which is a real treat.They do only last for the single day,hence the name.Their perfume is so strong,I guess any longer and I would get a headache! But well worth it! Ha ha ha ha!!! I have so many other native orchids and one spike will produce bright purple blooms for anything up to 3 months!!! I am very spoilt here. Even if I only had one flowering plant in a tiny pot,I would feel as happy!!
I was fortunate to buy a house that already had an established garden. Not only are there an abundance of beautiful roses but I've found out from a botanist friend that many of them are rare heritage roses. I feel a great sense of responsibility to keep them healthy and happy. I also have a magnificent Wisteria right outside my front door.
First off, SORRY FOR THE BLANK POST! That was the toddler. I'm sure he was trying to tell you all how every afternoon when he gets cranky waiting for afternoon tea we go for a walk in the front garden to see all the flowers. It's the cutest thing. He gets so excited about it lol
This is THE best question! I adore my flower garden.
I have petunias, geraniums, marigolds, daisies, lavender, roses and several flowers that I can't identify from a mixed pack of seeds. Three to four colours of each species. Our front garden is like a rainbow!
My lavender bush and pelargoniums have been flowering well but are past their best now. I have had some roses so I have cut off the dead ones to encourage further flowering. I have a number of geraniums, salvia and a pretty purple Australian native bush in bloom at the moment. The blue agapanthas and my curry bush have buds and will be in full bloom in a few weeks. I love the garden.
I only have a couple of little orchids flowering as it's coming into winter. We do have lots of greenery in pots though. I'd love to have heaps of orchids & tulips. We used to have tulips a long time ago, but while we had gone shopping for 45 minutes the 2 boys from next door, came & cut off all the 12 flowering heads, & left them on the road in front of their house! They never grow again, but I got my own back on 1 of the boys later, so that was fun!