Only in South Africa can you harvest winter vegetables from your garden while simultaneously growing subtropical flowers. The other day I harvested my first batch of spinach (score one small victory for lousy gardeners all over the world). Earlier in the year I planted a bauhinia tree and a hibiscus bush. And today - ta ta ta dum! - the very first flower bloomed on my hibiscus bush:
I feel like such a proud parent. Grow, little plant, grow!