Flowering now in the Southern Hemisphere

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Fermi
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Dave,

That tetragonolobus looks very ornamental but did you get it for the vegie patch? We grew it years ago but never got into the flavor. Maybe we should try it again?

Trond,

how wonderful to be able to see these in the wild!

We've had hot weather followed by rain so the rain-lilies have started again! Here's Habranthus tubispathus in two different colors,

cheers

fermi

Habranthus tubispathus & H.t.Roseus
Habranthus tubispathus.Roseus
Habranthus tubispathus

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Fermi
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Our native Australian Banksias can make impressive trees but the ones I really like are the prostrate ones like these two,

Banksia petiolaris

Banksia petiolaris

Banksia gardneri ssp hiemalis

Banksia gardneri ssp hiemalis

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Toole
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I like the prostrate or smaller growing Banksia's as well Fermi.There is an Australian section at our local public park with some smaller species and other genera such as Boronia doing really well coping with our 1 metre rainfall pa and cool conditions ....The border forms an understory planted out at the base of a number of large Eucalyptus species which no doubts helps keep the area somewhat dry.

At home here in our shady spot Meconopsis paniculata is in bloom..A gift from Mr Newall a couple years ago I hope it sets fertile seed ......

 

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Steve Newall
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Hope we get a full report Trond . Shame you couldn't stay down south for a traditional southern hemisphere Christmas - BBQ , sunscreen , jandals and cold beer

Balclutha , New Zealand

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Hi Steve, Claire has as you probably have seen, already started a topic on Argentina. I have joined in. During the next days (weeks??) you will get a taste of the trip!

Regarding Xmas I prefer cold weather at that timesmiley but during the trip I tasted the beer (and excellent wine) at several occations and used my jandals a lot! We even had a BBQ at the last evening in Chos Malal.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Lots of beauties everyone- thanks for keeping us supplied with living colour! Trond- the Argentina trip looks great! Were i to find myself in the southern hemisphere, or anywhere warm! for Christmas, I would not miss the snow or cold, no matter how scenic it is...lol

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Toole
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cohan wrote:

 Were i to find myself in the southern hemisphere, or anywhere warm! for Christmas, I would not miss the snow or cold, no matter how scenic it is...lol

laugh

Some xmas cheer .

Here's a couple of Martagon Lilies . 

Arisaema jacquemontii raised from seed.

Heuchera ,(or is it  x Heucherella ? --I can't remember indecision), have such a long flowering period --they just go on and on........

A couple of  late flowers on Cornus canadensis. 

 

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Hoy
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Not the plants I connect with Christmas but very nice and homely - in 6 months I can see them in my own garden!

Just a shrub or two in flower here at home now although the weather is very mild for the season. A storm is brewing and expected to hit tomorrow!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Hoy
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Cohan, here you can see the weather we had for 3 weekswink

 

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Toole
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Arisaema consanguineum 

Lilium pardalinum .Looks like the clump needs dividing as there is a mass of vegetation and only a couple of blooms  . 

Happy New Year everyone.smiley

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

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