Thursday, 24 February 2011

february flowers

February's usually such a scorching month that nothing flowers except oleander. But there are a few lovely blooms in the garden at the moment. My plectranthus is still going strong, thickening out and flowering more and more. The drimiopsis below it is also filling out nicely.
I planted some impatiens last week and they are going crazy. I just love that deep red.
And my crepe myrtle has just started to flower! I thought I'd take a close-up picture now and a full-sized picture when most of the flowers are open. I never really noticed how each individual flower looks like it violently exploded!