One of the first perennials to flower as the weather warms up is the Banksia Rose. This isn't native to South Africa but boy, is it hardy and is it beautiful. Wherever you drive through town, this climber rose is flowering over fences and gate posts - in profusion.
My Banksia Rose cascades over the gate posts every September through mid-October - as seen from the street
A close-up of the dainty roses
Glorious against the sky
Bulbines - which are indigenous and my all time favorite perennial, flower abundantly along the sidewalk outside my garden
The sidewalk from our motor driveway - John and I always plant swathes of the same flowers - to great effect
The garden along the driveway leading up to the motor gate
The view from my office window
A view of the front garden
Looking back down the driveway to the patio and garages
A walled area off the patio - with bird feeders and holes that Eddie digs to lie in!
Another view of the garden along the driveway
The back garden (which is the front garden from the patio, LOL) with the Melianthus cosmosus tree in the foreground
The view from the back garden along the side of the house - to my bedroom window where our three cats sit on my kist and enjoy the sunshine
Another one of my favorite indigenous perennials is the Gazania Rigens. This is a half-hardy ground cover which creates a carpet of beautiful soft green leaves with yellow flowers. It's native to Southern Africa but has been naturalized in other countries: the Central coast and Sydney regions of NSW and South East Queensland and the peninsula of Eyre
This is my world today - I hope you enjoyed it. You can read about other worlds on Our World Tuesday here as well.
On a note from comments on my Saturday blog: I was asked what "moo-poo" was. It's cow manure/ a cow pat and Skabenga absolutely loves to pick a piece up on his walk to munch on as we return home!
HAPPY TUESDAY TO YOU ALL