We are now half way through a hard dry season which hopefully will come to an end in June when the rains normally arrive. A combination of low humidity, endless sunshine and high winds (great for the folks who are here for the sun, sea and sand) has sucked all the moisture from the earth. Fortunately there are some plants that thrive in these conditions. A walk around the garden this morning shows the contrast.
The renanthera and arachnid(spider) orchids appear to be quite happy in the sunny dry conditions
The green lush grass has turned into hay. The upside is that no mowing is required.
A fallen coconut branch complete with dry coconuts makes a pretty picture
The great thing about a tropical garden is that even in the dry season there are still flowering trees and plants. The Frangi P ani covered in white blooms, the Cassia Fistula with its hanging yellow showers. The bromeliads, bougainvillia, congea and vanda and arachnid orchids. Even a late blooming purple crinum