Friday, 27 December 2013

December in the Garden 2

Firstly, just a few new photos of the planting around the Saraswati statue in the Pavilion Garden.  These photos were taken around 6pm when the sun had left this part of the garden.

In the Pavilion Garden.......

Brugmansia 'Dizzy Spin'
 Justica betonica
Tabernaemontana divartica 'Flore Pleno'

A close up photo of the flower.  This flower is even more beautiful than the photo shows.

Justicia brandegeeana 'Yellow Queen'

Ruellia elegans Rosea
This pink form has a better more compact habit than the red form.

Justica carnea
This one was given to me as a Justicia carnea.  The leaves are soft and pubescent.

Plumeria Lemon Drop

Tabernaemontana divartica Gold Sparkle
Gold Sparkle has the same double flowers as 'Flore Pleno'


 Close up photo of Gold Sparkle flowers

Scuteleria costaricana red flowered form
Scuteleria costaricana orange flowered form

Scuteleria costaricana white flowered form

Crossandra indibulbiformis

Justicia nodosa

Pavonia x gledhillii

Justicia carnea Alba


A close up of the flower.  Photo taken at a different time than the above one.

In the Pool Garden......

Justicia carnea Radiant

Close up photo of the flower.

Justicia carnea

Justicia brandegeeana



  1. Thank you for sharing your garden. I would swear you live in Cairns by the plants you are growing. And they all look so beautifully healthy too. What do you do during winter? Just hope for the best? I have found that many plants are very adaptable to weather conditions. We even get down to zero here in the mountains around Cairns. Cheers

  2. The canopy and close placement of the plants help the plants get through winter. I don't water the garden from about April to September as we have a clay soil here. I watch the individual plants closely and if they need water, I water them with a watering can.
    We go to on holiday to tropical areas in Australia, each Spring, and I buy plants there and plant them as soon as we get home to give them about 6 months to establish strong root systems to get them through their first winter - which is the hardest for them. Yes, plants can be very adaptable to weather conditions.