I’m excited because two plants that have never flowered in our garden are blooming now.
The first is an Australian cordyline (Cordyline australis), one of two in our backyard. Check this post for background info and photos.
The flowers aren’t that impressive when viewed up close…
…but from a distance the inflorescence looks light, airy and quite elegant.
After flowering, cordylines typically branch (see here). It will be interesting to see if my plant will follow that rule. I’m just as curious to know when our 2nd cordyline will bloom. They were bought and planted at the same time and are the same height so it shouldn’t be long.
The second plant starting to bloom is much smaller and was planted just 15 months ago from a 1-gallon container. It’s a Grevillea ‘Superb’, a cross between a white-flowered Grevillea banksii and a red-flowered Grevilla bipinnatifida.
This is the first inflorescence on this specimen and I’m quite excited. The colors are more muted than what I had expected but it’s possible that they will get darker in the days to come.
I look forward to the day when this grevillea is larger and has more than one lonesome inflorescence. It should be quite a sight.