Our very first combined post, today we celebrate “Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day” with all our new gardening friends from around the world by showing what is flowering in our gardens on the 15th. We hope you enjoy our “blooms” (or as we say here in South Africa, “blommetjies”), and then join Carol at May Dreams Gardens to see what she and other gardeners around the world have blooming today – why not join in by showing the blooms from your garden!

What’s Blooming in Christine’s Garden, (Claremont, Cape Town)

There’s not much happening in my garden as we are now heading into Autumn. As I took a walk around I was surprised to find any “photo-worthy” blooms. In fact, I’m overcome with the need to clean and tidy. Everything looks messy and in need of attention – not the pretty picture of just three short weeks ago. As this is a combined post, I will limit myself to showing just 6 blooms today. A lot of these I’ve already shown over the last few weeks and we are seeing the last of these before the Camellias wake up to delight us through the colder months.

The star of my show – Lavender DentataLavender Dentata

Pretty Annuals floweringPretty Annuals

One of my miniature rosesMiniature Rose

Plectranthus Mona LavenderMona Lavender

Do these ever stop flowering?Mandevilla Splenens

And the first of the CamelliasFirst Camellias

That’s all from me folks, lets head over to Barbie’s garden to see whats flowering on the Cape West Coast …

What’s Blooming in Barbie’s Garden (Philadelphia, Cape)

Well – I don’t have many blossoms in my garden, seeing it is a functional and edible garden, but I do have my roses and lavender that never fail. I just bought a carnation, so this is exciting to see bloom. I also have a new comfrey plant with the most delicate flowers. To my surprise, my Protea is budding! This is something we all don’t see enough of! Hope you enjoy my variety of blommies!

My new carnationsCarnation

Delicate Comfrey flowerComfrey flower

Protea budProtea

My reliable lavenderLavender

Roses are still bloomingRose

Roses galoreRoses

Auntie Hena RoseAuntie Hena Rose

Potato Tree still in bloomPotato Tree