Sculptural forms – Frangipani

The spectacular flowers on the Frangipani reveal beautiful colours, as they unfurl from their tight little buds.

Almost as spectacular are the leaves, so perfect as they sprout and reveal wonderful sculptural shapes.

The promise of what is to come, as each bud opens.

Tall, slender and such perfection, I couldn’t resist including this macro photo.

Too perfect to be real!
I decided to take these photos before our resident possum came visiting.

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The Autumn Garden

These flowers on the Amazon lily (Eucharis grandiflora) are delicate with perfectly white petals and a green tinged central cup.  Eucharis are native to the moist tropical forests of Central and South America.  They prefer a shaded position in the garden, grow from a bulb and have wide shiny evergreen leaves.
Growing in our side garden in a sheltered position, they flower in early autumn and are always a delight.

Our beautiful Frangipani has produced a new flush of these amazing flowers. With colours ranging from dark pink to light pink, orange and white, these fragrant blooms make a welcome addition to our garden.
Knowing that the flowers and leaves will disappear in winter – leaving the trunk bare – makes this last flush especially enjoyable.

This striking red Dahlia, which has deep wine-red flowers with dark centres, has just produced an amazing amount of flowers. Its open flower is attractive to butterflies and bees, and the dark foliage blends in well with the light green leaves on the surrounding plants.

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