Friday, October 1, 2010

festival of flowers

I think us here in Perth are incredibly lucky to have one of the worlds best botanic gardens - Kings Park. We can visit at any time and it is free to get in. They have created amazing and extensive displays that showcase our unique wildflowers from different areas of the state, which is huge..



The annual spring wildflower festival was held last week. Shown here is little clippings of species in flower for people to identify. So many of our indigenous plants have such unassuming flowers but when you get close the detail and unique beauty really does blow you away.







Thanks to the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority of Perth, I say.

8 comments:

  1. And thanks to you for posting such beautiful photos of them. Amazing displays as you said.

    Is that a pink Cerinthe in the last photo do you know - never seen a pink variety before?xx

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  2. Hi Belinda thanks for dropping by! The bell flower in that pic is the Qualup Bell - Pimelea physodes. It grows in the south of WA and is sooo hard to grow! We have tried a couple of times and get a few years out of it at best which is a bugger because they are just as hard to propagate and hardly ever available to get ones hands on! x

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  3. Oh, shame, it's so pretty, sigh..

    Thanks for the info.x

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  4. Gorgeous. Do you know what those frothy white masses in the background of the sixth photo down might be? Is it some sort of grass?

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  5. Isn't it beautiful? We call it smoke-bush its proper name is Conospermum sp. and is in the Protea family. Out in the bush there is masses of smokebush flowering at the moment. It feels as soft as it looks- I love it. Thanks for visiting! x

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  6. Love that kangaroo paw...always been one of my favorites to use in designing!

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  7. Crazy! A Protea! I would have never guessed. It sure is a fascinating group of plants. There's a grower near me that specializes in them . . . though I imagine the Northern California coast is hardly anything like the bush!

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  8. so incredible. i truly have never seen color combinations like that in nature. and all the blooms are so delicate but bold. absolutely amazing, thanks for sharing.

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