I know I know, it isn’t Spring down here yet, but try telling the garden that.
Recently I have noticed that some of the plants have given up on Winter and have clearly decided to move on!
I was wandering around in the bush part of the garden yesterday and noticed that the native orchids that live on our hill have started showing their faces. Yay! Most of them are just leaves on the ground at the moment though, easy to overlook if you don’t know what to look for.
We have a few different sorts of orchids in the garden and they have a blooming schedule that they always stick to. This one always comes up first and I always seem to miss when it is at its best, only coming across it when it is already withering. Grrrr.
Luckily I was paying more attention this time and finally caught it when it was just starting out.
Voila! There it is.
Can’t you see it? It’s right in the middle of the photo….
Well, now you can see why the family are terrified of stomping around up there if I am out in the garden. All they hear is Oi! Watch out! Gerrof me flowers! 😀
I will zoom in a bit so you can see it……
There you go, a Tall Greenhood Orchid. They are very good at looking like a thick piece of grass aren’t they? There are a few orchids the same vein in the garden, hiding in plain sight pretending to be grass, so I live in hope of finding a previously unseen one each year. 😀