Signs of spring - Gold Coast edition...

03 September, 2012

As promised here is the Queensland comparator to the previous Melbourne edition.

After sitting at the conference listening to presentations of varying interest most afternoons I tried to get out for a walk to clear my mind and get my legs moving.

And there were many beautiful things to draw my attention as I wandered the streets.

(I make no attempt to correctly identify the following plants, so be prepared for extreme horticultural ignorance. As I told one of my walking companions; if I can't eat it, I don't care what it is!)

There were lots of leafy succulent type plants in amazing colours.

Many lovely native type plants.

Quite a few plants were sending out their brightly coloured new foliage.

Bird of Paradise was just everywhere.

Frangipane about to bloom. Pity it was too early.

While it was mostly ornamentals, there were some edibles to be seen.


And someone was planning some gardening.

So a very different springtime experience. But, although I enjoyed the sunshine, I'm glad to be back.


  1. Ah, the sap is rising in the plants and the gardeners. Nice pics!

  2. Thanks. Now I can't wait for it to be fully springtime and all lush green plants and blue skies.