Surviving the Big Wet

Many of the plants in my low garden, in ground or in pots, are turning up their toes at the seemingly endless rain, like this lavender.

Yet other things, like these fungi, can take advantage of it.

My garden is flat, and the swamp it must have once been is evidenced by the next door property, still pools of brown water. The ducks and water hens don’t mind, as they can wade and swim at ease; even the kookaburrras like to fly down and splash about.

But I realise now I ought to have raised the whole area before installing these garden beds or placing large pots down there, so bad is the waterlogging.

So I depend on pots up on my decks, like these surprisingly generous cacti. Formerly called Zygocactus truncata, they now bear the fabulous name of Schlumbergera truncata.

Having survived being inundated at my old house, where again the deck was their home, they have now burst forth into delicate yet showy blooms.

Hardy and beautiful! My sort of flowering plant.

4 thoughts on “Surviving the Big Wet”

  1. Yes, fungi are very prominent this season, with spectacular new species appearing, all very beautiful! Always lovely to see flowering plants, and pinks and whites are so delicate. Besutiful photos as usual!

  2. Dear Sharyn, I love your priceless photo ‘Avatar is real’. Sorry your violet-lit tree died; now conditions are prime for fungi to be well-connected across the entire length of eastern Australia, albeit underground. How good is that? Who knows what terrifying or delicate creatures the giant swamp was habitat to. Who can say what happened above the clouds during the run of consecutive starless days and nights. I guess lily-pads will soon dot (not pot) the landscape.

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