Daily Life

Just Flowers

It’s a sodden day with rain punctuated by drizzle, but the flowers in Kangaeroo Corner are brightening an otherwise bleak day. The grevillea are simply gorgeous and our star tree is filling with flowers that I have to learn to deadhead so that we get even more.

Snow in the summer made its first appearance for the year.

More white came from the willow bottlebrush.

And the linear-leaf grevillea, which has now been blooming for months.

Perhaps an unsung star of Kangaeroo Corner is the coastal rosemary, which has also been consistently in bloom since pretty much the start of the spring.

Although the flowers are a delight, not all of them are beautiful, as attested by the native hops, which do kinda have their own charm in a way, anyhow.

But pride of place, at least in my heart, are still the kangaroo paw, grown from seeds brought back from Belgrave.