The Gardens of Chiconia 42: an everyday rainbow

Today, I think the pictures say it better than I ever could. Spring is here, Summer’s on its way.

ROY collage GBV Collage

Linda, this one’s for your rainbow collection. Let me know if you’d like the collages or any of the individual shots.


49 thoughts on “The Gardens of Chiconia 42: an everyday rainbow

  1. knitnkwilt says:

    Instead of being a US snowbird in winter, I think it would be fun to follow spring! But I am enjoying fall colors.

  2. tialys says:

    Lovely photos Kate – have you been reading your manual??

  3. Grannymar says:

    I love all the colours.

  4. Oh I envy you that frangipane. Your garden must smell gorgeous. It’s nice to read Southern hemisphere blogs of Spring as we head towards Winter. Though it must be said that Autumn here has been spectacular.

    • katechiconi says:

      That particular corner of the patio does indeed smell lovely. I have 3 little trees, which I took as cuttings from a tree at the previous Chiconia, now cut down by the idiots who live there. They are about a metre high, but growing fast, so I have hopes of being able to transplant them into the ground next autumn.

  5. these are the first pictures of the day for me and they made me happy !! such beauty !!!!! here everything is grey, wet and dull !

  6. Debbierose says:

    These are all in your garden or close to home. Absolutely gorgeous

    • katechiconi says:

      All in my back yard! I am so fortunate to be surrounded by all this lavish colour!

      • Debbierose says:

        The MOTH & I have a bare garden, lawn only. Planning on herb and vege patch next year, all going to plan

      • katechiconi says:

        That’s how mine started too. Previous experience has shown me one of the best ways to get that sort of thing started is to use a chicken tractor/ark; once you move it on to a new patch, the bare ground left behind is turned over and fertilised ready for use. It depends on how much space you have and whether you want to keep a chicken or two for the fresh eggs!

  7. EllaDee says:

    A virtual wander around your garden.. so lovely of you to brighten my day. The colours are amazing 🙂
    At the moment Sydney is awash with purple, courtesy of the jacaranda blooms.

    • katechiconi says:

      We don’t get so many of those here, probably a bit too hot. However, the poincianas (Delonix regia, NOT poinsettias) are coming into flower, and will be at full flaming red strength in time for Christmas – they’re our tropical Christmas trees! I have an old and rather decrepit one in the back yard; no sign of buds yet, but maybe the recent rain will sort that out.

  8. vivjm says:

    Beautiful pictures – such an abundance of colour. Lovely 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      I know! I’m living my long term dream: to have a tropical garden. It’s taking a while, but one day I’ll turn this rather barren suburban strip into something lush and gorgeous.

  9. rutigt says:

    Beautiful photos, I long for the summer. Today we have a sunny day, but otherwise it´s grey and rainy. Totally autumn.

  10. Clare says:

    Living vicariously through your pictures as the plants all wither away here in the north. Just gorgeous!

  11. knettycraft says:

    Wonderful colours… but you are showing beautiful plants the whole year round!!! … After first multicoloured and then “all the leaves are brown” we are now arrived at “all the leaves are down” … and yes, the sky is grey. So please show all the colours as long as our winter is!

    • katechiconi says:

      A regular dose of tropical colour and sunshine to keep the winter greys away… I’ll do it as long as I can, but one of these days the Wet will arrive properly and then it will be weeks of hot grey weather here too, with the skies emptying buckets of water over us.

  12. pattisj says:

    I think I’ll hang out here in spring for a while.

    • katechiconi says:

      Be welcome! I have much more colour to show you, but it didn’t fit in my ‘mini rainbow’… It’s 82F today, and a bit of a breeze, but sadly the band of rain we were so grateful to see has passed on. The Wet will have to start some time, but no sign of it yet.

  13. Magpie Sue says:

    What is that delightful little pink and yellow flower in the upper right of the collage?! Would you email me a copy of it along with it’s name? SO pretty!

  14. Lynda says:

    I missed this one! Glad I found it, because it is gorgeous!

  15. katechiconi says:

    The flowers take care of sight and smell in my garden, and now that I have the Frogtopia pond clean and working again, the trickling water and tiny tree frogs will take care of sound!

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