Something that has been quite exciting about our new house is seeing what appears in the garden as the seasons change. We haven't done too much in the garden yet as we want to wait and see what plants appear, where the sun goes and what other surprises might pop up!
I was very happy to discover we've got a small magnolia tree in the backyard - I love these flowers, even though all too soon they will be gone to be replaced by lots of leaves.
And these violets appeared out of nowhere after we weeded and mulched the side garden bed - the bed I'd destined for a vege patch, but I can't bear to dig up the pretty violets!!I thought the leaves of this next plant, in the rose "garden" out the front of the house, were freesias!
So clearly I won't be getting a job on Gardening Australia! Snowdrops! Huge patches of them. Love these!
And I don't know what this little pretty is - some sort of small bromeliad I think (although the long strappy leaves probably mean it's something else...) (anyone? anyone?)
And to show off an Australian native for you overseasians, here is (I think - again - anyone please correct me if I'm wrong!) a Geraldton Wax. I'm really glad we've got a few natives, apart from anything else they don't need as much water, which is always a good thing.
And even though it's still officially winter here, the blossoms tell a different story.Nice! Now if only I actually knew what I had growing here, I'd be better able to you know, look after the plants!!