end-of winter, beginning-of-spring garden - what's growing?
It was a cold, wet winter and the garden's flourishing. Here are a few of the plants growing, individually and in groups to form pictures ...
|Trunk of Snow Gum with self seeded Borage around contrasting Lomandra grasses|
|Euphorbia Silver Swan|
|Periwinkle flowers growing on the fence, weed but lovely|
|Viola odorata - English Violet|
Ginger Lily - gone to seed
|Eucalyptus gregsoniana - Snow Gum|
|Indigofera australis, Australian Indigo|
|Gastrolobium celsianum - Swan River Pea - growing through Westringia fruticosa 'Blue Gem'|
|Self seeded Borage, loved by bees|
|Acacia floribunda - Gossamer Wattle|
|Westringia fruticosa 'Blue Gem' - Native Rosemary|
|Borage with ladybird beetle|
|distinctive serrated leaves of Banksia marginata - Silver Banksia|
|Euphorbias in front of Santolinas, Rosemary in backkground|
|Side path with Rainbow Ferns and white and red Camellias in background|
|Echiums in front of Snow Gum with flowering Euphorbia characis behind|
|Tangle of ferns and different species of lilies|
I want to link this post with the Lessons Learned meme at Plant Postings. To participate you need to share what you have learned in the garden during the season that has just ended. I don't think you just learn something and then you know it. I think learning is ongoing and cyclical. I knew that in time things would grow, but I kind of forgot that I knew this. At the start of winter I was quite depressed about the garden because so many of the new plantings were still too small and insignificant to give a pleasing picture. But after 3 months with lots of rain, it's looking good again, and I've relearned, or learned more deeply, that plants grow in their own time, and they will grow. You just have to be patient.
I'm also linking this post with the End of month view at The Patient Gardener's Weblog, in Helen Johnstone's blog. This post gives a snapshot of my garden at the end of August. For details of Helen's garden in the same timeframe, and many other gardens all over the world, it's definitely worth checking out this blog.