The cool of the early morning and the shade of the late afternoon are the best times now to work and enjoy the garden. The heat chases me inside in between times! Topping up the sugar cane and lucerne mulches on our garden beds has been a priority this past few weeks, as we strive to retain moisture in the soil for plants over the coming Summer.
There are many flowers, blooming in our garden, ready to greet the new season:
Star-shaped Jasmine lines a fence! Inhale deeply when passing!
Little blue star-shaped Borage flowers. Bees love them!
Deep yellow zucchini flowers. Zucchinis to eat soon!
Blue and White Agapanthus. Front fence flowers!
A fancy, ruffled Cosmos flower. The most delicate of pinks!
The creamy, waxy flowers of Stephanotis. Sublime perfume!
Periwinkles (vincas) in bloom. Simple and sweet!
A cluster of tiny Cherry Pie (Heliotrope) flowers. The scent of vanilla!
Little yellow Marigolds. The colour of the Summer sun!
Pretty Society Garlic flowers. Edible and garlicky!
Native Ginger Flower spike. Blue berries soon!
All that work in the garden has its rewards, doesn't it!