This weekend we were invited to visit Ben and Lyn's house on the Gold Coast. Ben and Bill have been friends since before they migrated from Switzerland together in 1967. They both married Aussie girls and we have remained friends. We enjoy playing Jass, a Swiss card game. Ben and Lyn have a small but beautiful tropical garden. They have just recently acquired a new plant.......
A Bat Plant (tacca integrifolia) a native of Malaysia. The flower arrangement is a metre long on a spike also a metre long.
The bracts are white but can be purple or purple and white. The true flowers are purple hanging under the bracts.
I've never seen anything like it. It was exotic to say the least.
It was very relaxing having morning tea on the back patio surrounded by the tropical lushness. Notice it is still raining in Queensland.
The fish pond
Lyn has a huge assortment of African Violets.
Other tropical beauties.