I began a 'Snapshots' post back in mid-Autumn and at the time I was planning to make it a regular part of my blog ... and then completely forgot all about it!!! Rather typical of me ... but I like the idea I had back then so from now on I'm going to stick with it. I will definitely be making regular mid-season posts about what's going on in my dry tropics garden Downunder. But first I need to catch-up ... so I'm going to take a quick trip back in time to mid-Spring.
The weather patterns were almost identical to those I wrote about in Snapshots of mid-Autumn - the unusual lack of bright sunshine and the missing-in-action clear blue-sky days continued to affect the patterns in my garden.
(Note: My garden differs from many as it does not contain lots of flower beds or borders. I feel I need to make this point almost every time I post ... to explain the lack of colourful garden bed shots).
Starting with the trees on our property ... what was flowering?
Next ... out in the Courtyard Garden, what was flowering?
Lots of my potted plants out in the Courtyard Garden were in full bloom. I had quite a bit of trouble with some of the annuals this year ... like the Petunias ... as well as the Pansies and Violas. I think that was a direct consequence of all the overcast dreary days we had ... just not enough sunshine this year.
Other potted plants that did very, very well -
Crossandras, Pelargoniums, Bracteantha bracteatas and Gazanias ...
Now ... which shrubs around the property were flowering?
Last of all ... what was blooming out in the Greenhouse or Shadehouse garden?
That was the state of play in the garden during mid-Spring this year.