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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Monday, July 16, 2012
Sunshine and rain brings out the colors
Look at the big branches of the lychee tree! - there are new little branches shooting up all over the place :) Aren't they cute?
I moved the ponytail palm out from under the gazebo to give us more room for entertaining, and it too seems to like the sunshine. We have had some rain, and the skies are mostly cloudy, but that just means the plants have had some time to adapt to more light, and gosh they all seem to be loving it. There are still plenty of ratty looking leaves, and bare spots, but all in all I think recovery is good.
The caladiums are also popping out all over the place - they were trampled right down during the tree lopping, but seem none the worse for wear. This one I got from my neighbor - what a huge leaf!
I love this native ginger - it doesn't seem to have any flowers but with the underside of the leaf being red it actually is always adding color.
Another caladium popping out and enjoying the sunshine is this speckled one. I don't remove the bulbs and replant - just leave them to naturalize and spread wherever they want to.
The anthiriums have come through with flying colors, and are all looking quite happy again.
Everyone wants this unseasonable rain to stop, but I must say that my garden is just loving it.