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.
31 May 2013
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This is an interesting walk with a variety of flowers commencing near the bridge just past Banksia Walk.
- Olearia argophylla [Section 305] is a large many branched shrub clad with soft foliage and clusters of small white perfumed flowers.
- Grevillea bipinnatifida ‘Jingle Bells’ [Section 124] looks grand with its terminal red flower heads on this ‘standard’ upright plant.
- Thryptomene saxicola ‘Pink Lace’ [Section 10] is just lovely with its covering of tiny pink flowers over this low dense plant seen below the large branches of Eucalyptus mannifera.
- Not so bright is an emu-bush, Eremophila strongylophylla [Section 302] a small open shrub with purple bugle-shaped flowers.
- Edging this right hand path Beaufortia decussata [Section 10] is a small upright shrub bearing deep red bottlebrush flowers which hug the branches.
- Around the corner another emu-bush, Eremophila veneta [Section 302] has dusky red tube shaped flowers with grey-green foliage.
- Behind the seat Grevillea diminuta [Section 30] looks interesting with its rust red flowers dangling from the branches of this shrub.
- Banksia heliantha [Section 30] beside the path, has flat rounded yellow flowers among the sharp edged leaves.
- Close by Banksia spinulosa ‘Honey Pots’ [Section 30] a dense upright shrub with deep honey coloured flower spikes
- Towards the intersection Buckinghamia celsissima [Section 27] is a medium upright shrub with cream flowers.
- Beside is Stenocarpus sinuatus [Section 27], also a tall shrub with dark lobed green leaves almost concealing its interesting whirls of red-orange flower clusters.
- Across the road Hakea cycloptera [Section 24] is a neat shrub clad with pink lacy flowers.
- Grevillea ‘Bonfire’ [Section 24] has waxy red flower clusters among the dense foliage. It almost surrounds the seat.
- Hakea clavata [Section 26] is an open shrub with flattened pointed leaves resembling a club and pale pink rounded lacy flowers.
- At the exit of this path Grevillea centristigma [Section 26] is a small upright plant with velvety leaves below which are clusters of orange flowers.
- Take the next gravel road to view some hakeas. Hakea orthorrhyncha var. filiformis [Section 21] is a shrub with long angular branches along which small clusters of red flowers are attached.
- Beside is Hakea trifurcata [Section 21], a Two-Leaf Hakea. Note the two types of leaves on this one plant most are fine, rounded while others are flattened. Still in bud and will mature to white lacy flowers.
- Across the narrow path Hakea preissii [Section 22] is a small shrub bright with pendular dark red grape-like flowers.
- Further along this narrow path edged with grevilleas, Hakea verrucosa [Section 21] is a medium sized compact shrub with fine needle-like leaves and well clad with white-pink flowers which will age to a shade of red.
- Can’t be missed is Hakea suaveolens [Section 20] The long ageing branches recline on the earth with an abundance of foliage and prominent with fragrant white lacy flower balls.
Leaving this section, return by the Rock Garden following any path to the Information Centre.