Welcome! ...........I hope you enjoy wandering through my tropical garden in North Queensland Australia, and that it brings you peace, love and joy. Even though my garden is tiny I try to employ permaculture priciples and grow as much of our own food as we can.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Picture this.....Torch ginger
I am so excited to have a torch ginger flower, and hope this is a sign of many more to come. As you can see the flower comes out at the base of the long arching leaves. They go right up into the lychee tree - about 15ft! Look how little it looks right at the base of the huge leaves! they normally do have a longer stem.
Just look at this gorgeous flower...
the petals are waxy and according to kebunmalaykadazangirls can be used to added to laksa. I wont be eating mine though - too busy admiring it.
from every angle - so much so that I thought I might enter her in the Picture This contest at Gardening gone wild. the theme is to fill the frame, and that is what this little beauty does I think.
the caladiums are popping up all over the garden too - they don't all disappear during the dry, but they are very happy once it get hot and humid and muggy.
I thought this one had gone - I am pleased to see it back once again.
I cant say that I enjoy the heat and humidity of the wet season, but I sure do enjoy the beauty it brings to my garden!