My favourite thing about social media is how it makes the world feel so much smaller, we have this amazing ability to connect with people who live anywhere in the world.
Instagram has become a daily source of visual inspiration for me. I'm constantly inspired by all the creative people that I follow, whether it's a florist in London, an artist in New York, or someone living in the outback of Australia.
The biggest surprise to me has been how different I now see my corner of the world, I've started noticing the flowers and foliage around me as if I'm seeing it for the first time. I see the plants around me with fresh eyes, the Hibiscus and Frangipani suddenly seem exotic to me. The beautiful towering Gum Trees, the Wattle, the Grevillea, the native flora I've been surrounded by all my life and never really appreciated.
I marvel how all these plants can survive in a warm sub-tropical climate, even on days it's so hot I feel like I could wilt, the delicate & fragrant Gardenias and Magnolias soldier on. I'm constantly wondering how gardens look on the other side of the world, what plants survive in the harsh winters and extreme cold.
So this morning I woke up with an idea of sharing a collage of the plants in my garden, with the hope that others around the world might do the same. I would love you all to join in, if you would like to share an image of what grows in your garden use the following Instagram hastag #whatgrowswhereyoulive @pinkblossomtree
Here is my image for "what grows where you live," we live in a townhouse complex so our yard is a humble courtyard. We have made the most of the space and our love of plants. Our favourite plants are Succulents & Cactus, we love cooking so herbs play an important part in our garden. Our surrounds are very tropical and lush, there is a large selection of tropical foliages, we have Ferns, Fushcia flowers, Geraniums, Magnolina, Gardenias & Hibiscus.