This year my garden had an extended autumn and now, judging by the flowers outside, it’s spring. Did Brisbane skip winter?
Paronella Park, near Innisfail, is the legacy created by Jose Paronella, a prodigiously productive person. Born in Catalonia, Spain, and trained as a pastry chef, Jose emigrated to Australia in 1913. He… Continue reading
You know it’s autumn in subtropical Brisbane because the Black Bat flowers bloom their best.
This summer my fifteen year old specimen of Pandanus cookii flowered. It was collected from Cape York by Yuruga Nursery in the Atherton Tableland, where I bought it. Like all Pandanus, they are… Continue reading
Freycinetia scandens is an evergreen scrambling vine which I’ve seen growing in coastal rainforest from far northern Queensland south to Fraser Island. They need a damp, sheltered, semi-shaded position. My plant, grown from a… Continue reading
This is what’s flowering in our garden during the last week of our brief subtropical autumn:
The Carpenter bees and mosquitoes are back again – a sure sign of the end of spring.
There are fifty one plants flowering in my garden. My Ant Plant is still flowering since the last ‘in flower today’ entry on 24.4.06;
It’s thirteen days since the mulberry, Morus nigra, next door sprouted its new spring leaves – in the middle of July (17.7.06). Here springtime traditionally follows Brisbane’s agricultural show – “The Ecca”, August… Continue reading