The garden ard I are not at our gardening best at this time of the year. We are both wilting and waning now, and finding it tough going.
There aren't all that many great displays of flowers at the moment. But if you take a closer look in amongst all the foliage you will notice the odd bloom here and there. All praise to those hardy plants that are still blooming away despite the insufferable heat and excruciatingly painful humidity. They deserve to be highlighted.
There are loads of lovely flowers on the Tabebuia pallida, which is now almost totally recovered from the destruction it suffered last year.
My fabulous Fiddlewood or Citharexylum spinosum is still covered in sprays of tiny white blooms.
The climber, Clitoria ternata, which is a weed in my garden, has burst into bloom all over the spots I haven't as yet got to weed! While I certainly love the blooms on this plant, it does take over very quickly when the rains arrive.
Thunbergia erecta 'Tru Blu' looks fantastic with its lovely purple flowers.
I need to add more Galphimia glauca around my garden. I love the little splashes of yellow it provides.
My new Spathoglottis plicata has been blooming. I'm looking forward to planting this under the repaired pergola and watching it spread. More white in my garden, yahoo!
Strangely, I spotted just one golden raceme in the Cassia fistula tree. I'm not sure why it's suddenly appeared as the blooming time for this tree finished quite a few weeks ago now. Still, it's a pretty sight.
My Mussaenda philippica 'Aurore' has recovered from its drastic trim back. I was worried for a little while there because it seemed to take ages to suddenly spring back into life. But now it's throwing out new branches and sporting a few floppy flowerheads.
I nearly jumped for joy when I spotted this. One of my Hibiscus schizopetalus climbers has actually flowered, even though it's still only a metre or so tall. Both my Japanese Lanterns were cut almost back to ground level when the pergola was being repaired, and they're taken their own sweet time in coming back. I was very pleased to see a bloom.
The Duranta repens down the driveway have also shown lots of new growth lately and a couple have started showing off their flower sprays once more. I've missed their display in the year since Cyclone Yasi knocked most of these shrubs out of the ground. It's wonderful to see these gorgeous flowers again.
There are flower sprays on the Crotons,
and the Dragon Wing Begonias are flowering again after getting a severe haircut.
My favourite Angelonias, the whites, are flowering. I need to start adding lots more of these beauties to couple of garden beds I have, now that I know just how well-suited they are to this climate and our local conditions.
The young Lagerstroemia indicas are still throwing out flower spikes.
The Salvia leucantha is blooming, but it's almost time for a trim.
The Scutellaria suffrutescens is another plant that I really should start adding to some of the bald spots in the garden beds. It really does well here.
I'm joining Carol for her Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day meme,
and Gesine for her Blogger Bloom Day meme.