The Shortest Day of the Year

Today is the shortest day of the year here in Sydney, Australia.  Sunrise to sunset from 7:00 a.m – 4:54 p.m. at 8ºC – 17ºC.  It is mild and the flowers in my garden are blooming regardless of being in mid winter.

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Salvia Van Houttei seems to enjoy the cooler weather.  This one is in an 8″ pot and over 1m wide.

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The zygocactus flowers in winter; that’s why they call it Christmas cactus above the equator.

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This abutilon needs severe pruning to keep it tidy.

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This abutilon is a hybrid of a more compact form

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The pink May bush (Spirea) has been flowering for months and shows no sign of resting

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The Arabian Jasmine was pruned back quite hard but is asking for another trim

And the citrus trees all have fruit on them.

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Sour ‘Mock Seville’ for marmalade

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Eureka Lemon

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