"Keryn, was in garden shop at Big W on Friday and some some beautiful red ones, but resisted them, as I know if it's not the searing heat that kills them off, the hail sure will knock holes through them. We have tropical thunderstorms…"
"They look lovely there Keryn. Have you tried the yellow Poinsettias, my sister in law gave me some a couple of years back and they are so much hardier than the red ones. Mine have now grown into mini shrubs 6' tall and can withstand…"
This used to always flower right on Christmas time, but due to the changing climate it now flowers and is gone well before Christmas arrives! This bunch is from my friend's rear garden. I don't have any luck getting these shrubs to flower!
"Keryn, luckily I have my own, I first became interested in Callas in August last year, after I spied them in bloom at Eumundi craft markets. I bought a bag of mixed colour Calla bulbs that all bloomed beautifully around December last year. Then…"
Thanks for your nice comments on my paintings! Yes I've been painting for a few years -- an extension gardening for me, I guess. What I can't grow well, I tend to paint, I guess! Thanks again, Kathleen
"Thank you Clare. This past year was the first year that I've seen more than three Monarch's visiting the garden. They seemed to favor the Buddleia's, Zinnia's, and Mexican Sunflowers over everything else."