We seem to be in a lucky city with adequate levels of global warming to now enjoy a purple Christmas.
Species that once barely survived the frosts and chill of Melbourne’s winters without hothousing now thrive happily in their little urban microclimates.
I’m tackling a new still-life with the last few sprays of wisteria – pictured here in its early sitting.
The beautiful jacaranda carpet at work last year has now been quietly interspersed with bedding of silvery plants. The apricot yarrow is a perfect match for the falling purple petals, as is the blue sky overhead.
Came across a slightly unusual plant which looks like a Christmas fireworks display. With its soft mauve-y red brush flowers studded by golden spurts it is a real attraction. No idea what it is called so any horticultural knowledge to be shared would be most welcome.