Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Autumn Garden

Come with me for a walk around my garden.
We've had lots of sunny days lately, and the air has a little nip in it, as temperatures are getting cooler here in the Southern Hemisphere.
Do you like my pink begonia? It is one of the taller 'cane' varieties, and will grow to around six foot high.

This blue salvia is a favourite of mine, and also the native blue-banded bees'.
It started off as a cutting, and has grown into a huge rounded shrub. 

A mauve buddleia. It attracts lots of butterflies and other nectar loving insects.

Another one of the blue salvias. A tiny 'stingless' native bee is flying in for a visit.

A striking red and yellow flower of a bromeliad. They are related to pineapples.

On the edge of the pond, a sedge frog.....keeping very still hoping I won't notice him. There are around a dozen other little frogs quite close, but they are not sitting still......(for me to take a photo)

And lastly a beautiful 'fuscous swallowtail' butterfly, over in the tropical garden, basking in the morning sunlight.
I hope you enjoyed looking around my garden,
do come back now, I'll look forward to your visit.

Cheerio for now,
Sandi x