This time last year, I was heading to Floriade in Canberra. It was a wonderful experience to see all the beautiful flowers, especially the tulips.
This year, Floriade came to Ballarat!
I've planted lots of tulips, and have some wonderful blooms out at the moment.
These Species Hippiastrums are putting on a fabulous display. They are hard to photograph, but the light this morning caught them beautifully.
I've had Master Flowergarden 14 helping me out in the garden this school holidays. We have filled an old potato box with pea straw and compost, and planted a crop of strawberries for summertime.
I put the sticks in to keep the birds and the cats out of there, and so far it is working.
These frilly poppies are amazing. They are wild in my garden now, and I never know where they are going to spring up.
. . . and for the tulips
I do have to confess that some of the tulips belong to some friends who invited me over for a garden tour this lovely afternoon.
Blossoms are everywhere and the smell is divine.
This beautiful wire ball was made by my friend from some old barbed wire that was scrap. It makes a wonderful feature.
Less travelling this year, and great views in our own back yards.