Drought or not, here is a selection of autumnal indigenous flowers that never fail to brighten up the landscape.

These aloes are blooming next to our driveway at the back of the house. They are already attracting sunbirds, hoopoes, ants, and bees.

The Haemanthus albifloss grows next to one of the bird baths in a shady spot along the edge of our front garden.

Even though we no longer have a clump of Wild Dagga (Leonotis leonurus), these beautiful orange flowers cheer up the landscape all over. These ones are growing next to one of the roads on the edge of town.


  1. I have never seen the H. Albatross. Aloes are remarkable in drought times. I see them highlighted on blogs from California.


  2. So nice to have these reliable flowerers. Your aloes seem to be flowering a bit ahead of ours, and I must go and check on the Haemanthus albifloss – they are in a secluded spot, and last time I looked they had no signs of buds yet.


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