Spring is here
We’ve had a few rainy days in the last couple of weeks, and on Sunday last week my wife Val bought some Barberton daisies in various colours to plant outside out bedroom window.
They are planted around a bush with pink flowers that seen to flower several times a year. We are not sure what it is called. A friend on Facebook, where we also posted the picture, suggested that it was a “pink bottlebrush”, but I’m not sure if that is correwct — does anyone know?
Here is a close-up picture of one of the flowers:
We like it, because we used to have such a bush in the garden in Melmoth in Zululand, where we lived 30 years ago, and so it reminds us of home.
And when we were driving to Johannesburg last Saturday evening for Vespers at St Nicholas Church, there were rain clouds all over, with a hole in the sky through which the sun was shining, just when we got to church.
So spring showers bring pretty flowers.
Thanks to Jenny Hillebrand who solved the mystery of what the plant is called — calliandra, powder puff or fairy duster. All is revealed here: Gobetween’s Space: Calliandra common names powderpuff and fairy duster.