One of the loveliest small flowers I have in my garden is the Brisbane Lily – Proiphys cunninghamii. Every year around Christmas these beautiful delicate white flowers emerge from the ground. They develop as a group of buds that slowly evolve into flowers from a green stalk about 30cm high. They also have wonderful ‘earthbound’ large green leaves.
This year – I think due to the extra rain we’ve had in our region – the fruit currently being produced by these flowers have been larger than recent past years and of the most wonderful orange – they look a bit like tiny shiny pumpkins!