Wattle & More

We have many glorious plants/bushes & trees here in Australia, some of course only flowering at certain times of the year. Here are just a couple that have been in flower just recently. (The Golden Wattle is one of my favourites)DSCN1333DSCN1337DSCN1339DSCN1350DSCN1329

Lisianthus (My Favourite Flower)

Lisianthus
Often known as a “poor man’s rose”, the lisianthus is a truly beautiful flower for cutting and for garden appeal. As an annual, lisianthus blooms just one season, although some gardeners in very warm climates have had success in coaxing annuals to bloom again. Experiment, if you live in a warm area, and you may get several seasons of beautiful blooms!
Lisianthus comes in a wide variety of colours, although purple, pink and white are the most common. Stunning varieties which include colour borders are readily available; these make striking bouquets or focal points for your garden. This compact flower (plants range from 15 to 70 centimetres) looks very much like a rose, although some varieties are distinctly different. Leaves are elongated, somewhat resembling those of a tulip.dscn8973dscn8979dscn8983dscn8984dscn8992dscn8985

The Pod

dscn1276dscn1280This is just something a little different. I don’t know what type of tree it was but these Pods were about the size of a golf ball and soft to the touch whilst on the tree but after falling to the ground and drying they were quite sharp. I just liked the effect I got with a very overcast day and B&W photos.