My posts are filled with the doom and gloom of the prolonged drought so it is time to showcase some of the bright spots in my spring garden. Although the freesias are almost over now, they brought great joy for their blooms have been more prolific and have lasted for longer than in previous years. Most of them are white and then there are these:

The rosemary bush growing near our front door is covered with flowers – again more than we have been able to enjoy for ever so long. It must be thanks to some of the light rain that fell during the latter part of August:

Plumbago blossoms are always a delight: the first ones are coming out now and so before long there will be masses of these lovely blue flowers in the garden:

We inherited several golden shower creepers with the garden and these thrive with no help from me at all:

This iris is part of a clump given to me by my brother in Gauteng – I love how plants can provide connections between people!

Lastly, even though there are a few more splashes of colour, I must highlight the dianthus seedlings that are showing a new lease of life after the rain:

22 thoughts on “SPRING IN THE GARDEN 2022

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    • Thank you very much: I have only a small patch (and pots) devoted to flowers as we cannot water the garden much. The rest of the garden is mostly given over to indigenous trees, bush and creepers πŸ™‚


  2. Yay for Spring! I am so glad winter’s behind us, Anne. Would you believe we touched 30C here in Pretoria yesterday already!?

    Interesting you should mention plants being shared between friends and family. Just yesterday there was a talk involving listeners on RSG and what they thought about the custom of sharing plants from your own garden with friends and relatives who visit. A bulb or a steggie of this and that, to be reciprocated when next you visit them. Seems while it used to be common courtesy when I was growing up even that has died at the sword of selfishness in the modern world.


    • I also heard part of that discussion on RSG (the only radio programme worth listening to!) which made me think about a cabbage tree I have from a friend, the irises I mentioned, daisies and ginger bushes that originated from our farm so long ago, and more recently some unidentified plants passed on to me from a neighbour. All create a web of friendship and fond associations.

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