Spring again – flowers

 

Nasturtiums

Nasturtiums

We’ve covered 3 of 4 big spring unfoldings in this blog over the past few weeks – trees coming into leaf, animals having babies (remember the lambs), and birds – this week we complete the set with some flower photos. Everything has been blooming, and last week, Shelley, one of our regular contributors sent some gorgeous snaps of plants at her place (including the nasturtiums above – don’t you just love the vivid colour). I have been out too this morning, taking some photos of plants in people’s gardens on the way to the gym. I should have done it a week or so ago, as the roses that were bursting into bloom last week have dropped their petals or look bedraggled this week. Never mind, we can always have another post on roses when they come again. In the meantime, see below for some of the colour and beauty that is everywhere outside (don’t forget you can click on the photos for an enlarged view).

Succulent in flower

Succulent in flower – thanks Shelley

Cyclamen

Cyclamen – another Shelley shot

Euphorbia again

Euphorbia

Roses

Roses

Euphorbia close up

Euphorbia close up

Tub of bloom - does anyone know what the yellow flower is?

Tub of bloom – does anyone know what the yellow flower is?

Hollyhock

Hollyhock

Statice

Statice

NZ Christmas Tree

NZ Christmas Tree

Close up of the NZ Christmas tree I think

Close up of the NZ Christmas Tree

Bougainvillia - not sure of the spelling!

Bougainvillia

Salvias - love that blue

Salvias – love that blue

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

Banksia blooming across the road from my place

Banksia blooming across the road from my place

 

 

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6 Responses to Spring again – flowers

  1. Beautiful! Are they really called New Zealand Christmas trees here? The maori name is ‘Pohutukawa’

  2. nickypage says:

    And what about the … jacaranda?! Those trees are not only a perfect colour but beautiful wiggly dark branches against the blue sky.

  3. Nicky you are a mind reader – there is a post on the gorgeous jacarandas coming up next. I have been seeing them and taking pics all week and they are fantastic I agree.

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