One of the best things about living in Tasmania is the four distinct seasons. As winter comes to an end, the stark beauty of the garden changes with the appearance of the first green shoots of spring bulbs.
The daffodils were culled last year and hundreds of bulbs were given to a friend to enjoy the splendour in her own garden. There were plenty left to put on an impressive show.
The delicate hyacinths briefly add colour to the rosemary hedge.
Iris Florentina never disappoints, they seem to appear in a new spot each year but I’m not sure I can bring myself to cull them.
Snowbells and Spanish bluebells commingle with the daffodils and irises
while the elegant arum lilies would monopolise the entire garden if not kept in check.
Blossoms are appearing on the fruit trees, hopefully the Roaring Forties won’t come too soon and blow them away, it would be nice to have some fruit this year.
The grevilleas are ready for the birds and bees
and the clivia are managing to withstand the wildlife.
New leaves on the Pieris are a wonderful shade of red, soon to turn green and await the pendulous white “Lily-of-the-Valley” flowers.
The Waratah is in full bloom
with the magnolia
and rhododendrons not far behind.
As the weather warms up, the garden will become an ever changing palette until winter slumber and the cycle will begin again.
So beautiful, thanks for sharing 🌺🌻
It is such a lovely time of the year, wish you could come and share it 🤗
Quite spectacular Kathy, it must be very rewarding to tour the garden at this time of year.
I just can’t help taking photos of these gorgeous flowers even though I’ve done it before.
Absolutely gorgeous time of the year. Jacaranda trees are flowering here..carpets of purple. 💜
I remember the jacarandas from my time living in Brisbane, they are magnificent 😊
It’s nice to have so much colour around after a long winter, the birds are loving it.
Been a gorgeous spring here in Victoria’s high country too Cathy. Although we did get over 70 ml of rain last weekend! Can’t wait to come to Tassie to catch up with friends and to enjoy your beautiful state once again. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.
We had a long, grey, very wet winter this year, so looking forward to the longer days. You live in a beautiful part of the country, we are both very lucky.
We are indeed Kathy especially during lockdown.