The beehive gingers are eventually dying down and forming compost around the base of the plant, just as nature intended. They have created a lovely show for months now. I have also been cutting back the branches as they die down and removing the leaves. I get a lovely strong stake out of each one - it will probably only last one season, but free is good!
The Geisha girl is coming alive with colour and I love how it looks against the yellow leaves on the bush next to it. That bush should have orange berries and blue flowers, but maybe they will still come. I do keep cutting it back to keep it small, maybe that is why it doesnt flower....mmmm
I will never tire of the tree fern fronds, and it has really shot up this wet season. I wonder if there will be a slowing of growth now?
We went up to visit some friends in the rainforest over the weekend - I dont like it there during the wet season - so hot and humid! I keep thinking this rainy season will end, but still no end in sight. We get an hour or two of sunshine, and then it pours down again. All along the sides of the roads are ditches filled with water that has no room to soak into the already sodden ground.
We were lucky enough to see a cassowary along the roadside. It is amazing how they will blend right into the forest within a metre of the road. This one just calmly ambled along picking berries off the ground for a few minutes and then turned and did a vanishing act once again into the greenery.
At least I dont have to water my little seedlings in the veggie patch, but I know they would appreciate just a few more hours of sunshine every day. Oh well it will come, the seasons will change, they always do..