First time flowering in the new garden: Neobuxbaumia Cactus

Christmas is coming

The South African ‘Jingle Bells’ are soon flowering. 

Spring in South Africa

The first of September is the traditional begin of Spring in South Africa. Some of the peach trees are already flowering.

Flowering Azuro Cactus

Fairly unusual

An Ariocarpus specie (rockplant from Mexico) flowering during the night.

Orchids

Some pictures I recently shot of flowering orchids in the collection of a friend.

The last of the Winter flowering Aloes is late this year …

Canola fields all over

The Overberg area in the Western Cape, South Africa, is one of the ‘food baskets’ on which Cape Town survives. It’s also known as one of the main national suppliers of Canola. This is the time of the year that you see flowering canolas. Just a few shots while on the road.

Winter in South Africa 3 of 10

Time for the Winter flowering aloes

What you don’t see is the fragrance …..

….. a bit fruity with hints of cinnamon and honey. These two flowering Fenestraria species originate from Southern Africa and around this time of the year they spread their sweetness.