I will be going up to Toowoomba with a couple of friends to the Festival of the Flowers. Toowoomba is a city perched on top of the Great Dividing Range that runs down the east coast of Australia. Because of its inland proximity and its height above sea level, it's a lot cooler and a lot less humid than Brisbane, which is close to the coast. That means they can grow gardens more easily...when it rains. Unfortunately, being on top of the range does not guaranteee they get any more rainfall than what we do.
However, the folk of Toowoomba are nothing if not innovative and lack of water doesn't stop the Festival of Flowers. I shall show you the photos of this rather beautiful time of year.
Meanwhile, walking around the garden here, I made some discoveries which really prove that the cold weather has gone until next winter.
One of Fred's orchids...this one is very highly perfumed and has several spikes of these tiny flowers.