June 1 is the start of our official winter and today is cold (12 -15ºC), cloudy and wet. We’d skipped autumn altogether, it seems. I do see that the fig trees are dropping their leaves, letting light in to keep my orchids warm. Several orchids have flower spikes on them and some, like this Dockrillia and the white phalaenopsis, bloomed.
Other than deciduous trees, most plants in the garden just laugh at our winter. We have flowers all through the year.