Monday, February 23, 2015

Forests of colourful tropical flowers in my tropical garden

The hot and humid wet season seems to suit the tropical flowers much better than  it suites me.


I still gaze in awe at the fact that the Anthirium is one of my most carefree plants.  


From one plant gifted by a friend years ago when I was first starting my garden, I now have a forest!  I have also passed on multiple plants to other gardeners, so it is a gift that keeps on giving.  


There is also a forest of red ginger - so reliable.


Way in the back corner are one of my favourite tropical heleconias - the sexy pink lady.  Once each stem has flowered it will die, so I need to get out there and cut back the dead stalks. That way the flowers can be the centre of the show again.


Theese beehive gingers seem to be playing peek a boo against the side fence.  They are tucked away behind the fan palms.


This has been one of the driest wet seasons I have ever known.  Last week there was a cyclone to the northwest of us and one to the southeast, leaving us high and dry and very hot!

13 comments:

  1. Your garden looks green and gorgeous .. :)

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    1. Thank heavens for my garden as it does provide shade and keeps the house and garden a tad bit cooler.

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    1. I am often in awe at being able to grow these beauties in my backyard Fiona.

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  3. Oh to live where those plants are so carefree! You are blessed.

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  4. PS last summer we had days in the 45-46 range and it is very dry here. Entering our 4th year of drought.

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    1. Golly, those are huge temps, but as I understand it, the humidity is what drains our energy here. I have never experienced dry heat.

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  5. Your garden is still enjoying the wet season such as it is this year. We had a good bit of rain with Marcia. It felt a bit like the Far North for a few days.

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    1. Roz, Yes this year has been very strange, glad all you got out of Marcia was some nice rain.

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  6. The garden still has some lovely blooms to enjoy despite the lack of rain....hope you get some soon.

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  7. Such a beautiful garden. I love the different shades of pink.

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  8. How beautiful - these are mostly plants we could only grow inside in a conservatory. I hope you get a break from the high humidity soon.

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