In Flower This Week
A weekly news sheet prepared by a Gardens' volunteer.
Numbers before each plant refer to temporary IFTW labels in the gardens.
Numbers in square brackets [ ] refer to garden bed Sections. Plants in flower are in bold type.
5 October 2012
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Today we walk along the Main Path but do not go very far as there is so much in flower this week
- As you leave the Visitors Information Centre look right to see Rhodanthe chlorocephala subsp. rosea [Section 221] in a pot showing cheerful pink daisy flowers with yellow centres.
- Continue towards the cafe to notice on the right Phebalium daviesii [Section 174] with fluffy pale yellow blooms with prominent stamens on a small bush.
- Boronia megastima [Section 174] showing brown flowers with yellow inside is easily overlooked except for its heavenly scent.
- Platytheca galioides [Section 174] in a pot has bright purple nodding bells on sparse wiry foliage. Go across the bridge and past the café to the Ellis Rowan garden.
- Philotheca ‘Bournda Beauty’ [Section 131] has pink buds with white star flowers on a neat bush.
- Epacris ‘Nectar Pink’ [Section 131] shows pink tubes with white tips on straggly foliage.
- Phebalium squamulosum subsp. lineare [Section 240] has lemon yellow fluffy flowers on constrasting green foliage.
- Micromyrtus ciliata [Section 131] consists of small white flowers on arching sprays of foliage with tiny leaves close to the stem.
- Continue up the Main Path to see Actinodium cunninghamii [Section 11] in a pot with bright pink disks of flower on sparse foliage.
- Thryptomene sp. [Section 10] has tiny pink flowers on an airy bush.
- Eremophila drummondii [Section 302] has mauve tubular flowers on fine green foliage.
- Olearia sp. [Section 303] has white daisy flowers on a tall bush of grey-green foliage.
- Grevillea speciosa [Section 30] has bright red spider flowers on a small bush with green foliage.
- Eriostemon ‘J. Semmens’ [Section 30] has pink star flowers with darker centres.
- Hardenbergia violacea ‘Mini haha’ [Section 30] is a vigorous groundcover with bright purple blooms.
- Homoranthus flavescens [Section 9] has acid yellow flowers with red buds on a medium sized bush.
- Look up to see Grevillea insignis subsp. insignis [Section 9] with pink waxy flowers on stiff holly-like foliage.
- Grevillea monticola [Section 30] has white clusters of flower on prickly foliage.
- Grevillea ‘Bronze Rambler’ [Section 30] is a smothering groundcover with divided foliage and red toothbrush flowers.