It has been no higher than 11 degrees out there today and raining all from dusk till dawn. It is Winter, true Melbourne Winter. However the balcony garden is certainly looking forward to Spring, with many of the flowers, citrus trees and even vegetables budding up. Sporadic sunny days certainly aid in this process, but I can't help but wonder if maybe they're a little bit sick of Winter too! The snapdragon is still getting ready to bloom, over a year after I planted it.
Another pink member of the family, the boronia is budding. It is so hard to see it in this photo, but trust me there are little floral buds nestled within the stick thin leaves. I had given this plant up for dead as most of the growth on the stems fell off but looks like I'll get another year of blooms on the new growth.
The red lantern is constantly budding, and flowering and generally awesome!
Another red tried and trusted bloomer is the geranium. It's been in the pot for years and it is still going strong.
A new purple pansy (a different purple from the ones I blogged about the other day) is budding up ready to add yet another shade of purple to the balcony.
Another purple budding plant is in the lettuce. A primrose with yet another purple flower.
The lemon and lime trees are budding up too, the lemon tree is particularly covered in floral buds while the new growth on the lime may well be more leaves, hard to tell at this stage.
Even the habanero is budding, IN WINTER! That is probably because I brought him inside and he is loving the warmer conditions.
What loively budding young things, giving hope for an end to Winter and promise that I might have some more beauties for garden bloggers blooms day at the end of the week!