Most of my limited time and energy in the garden are directed to towards growing food. However, that does not mean that I don’t love flowers or enjoy having them in the garden.
I don’t have a flower garden in the traditional sense where there were beds of seasonal flower displays such as snapdragons, sweet peas and my favourite, Iceland poppies.
We do have a number of native flowering shrubs which create a screening hedge on the verge but there are also some other gems tucked into various spots in the garden.
This is one of my newest hibiscus complete with a single flower.
The lavender is thriving in this warm, dry corner of the front garden and has rewarded us with some flowers over the past couple of weeks.
The marigolds brighten up the tubs on the front verandah.
The vegetable garden is not devoid of flowers, either. The rocket has gone to flower and is providing a pretty display.
All of these flowers provide habitat for the bees and I am always looking to incorporate them wherever I can.