After talking about the neighbourhood gardens the other day, I decided to take a look at what flowers were growing in our garden. The drought of the last couple of years has really given our garden a knock, as we haven’t been allowed to water our garden at all. The plants left standing are mostly the bigger shrubs and trees. After the good rains of a couple of weeks ago, our garden is now a spectrum of all the shades of green you can imagine. But there are few “real” flowers. We don’t have the traditional roses, carnations etc. That doesn’t mean there are no flowers though. In one corner of our front yard (to which our destructive little dog does not have access!) is this palm tree with a lot of ground covers and small herbaceous plants surrounding it. These have literally come to life again since the rains.
The varied colours of foliage alone are very pretty, but if you look more closely, you also see these little flowers . . .
And these windswept little yellow flowers . . .
And these “butterfly flowers” dancing in the breeze . . .
And this white daisy with its very own bug . . .
So one really needs to take the time to appreciate the little things.