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 August 2012
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Today we celebrate Wattle Day (September 1) by visiting a number of wattles already in flower
- As you leave the Visitors Information Centre notice on the right the bright golden balls of Acacia gordonii [Section 174].
- Close by is the long-flowering Rhodanthe anthemoides [Section 174]a paper daisy with white bracts and yellow centres.
- Acacia myrtifolia [Section 174] is an early flowering wattle with interesting red stems contrasting with green foliage and cream balls of flower.
- Move left past the bridge to see and smell Olearia argophylla [Section 305] or Native Musk which is a tall, rangy shrub with strongly scented clusters of small white flowers.
- Acacia siculiformis [Section 128] is a tall shrub with pale gold balls of flower.
- Grevillea ‘Goldfever’ [Section 128] forms a neat bush covered in butterscotch yellow toothbrush flowers.
- Acronychia imperforata [Section 114] is a small bushy tree with long shiny leaves and greenish cream star flowers.
- Bear right past Acacia aphylla [Section 17], a species under threat of extinction in the wild, which has unusual prickly leafless stems with golden flower balls.
- Turn sharp left up the bark path to go under the glorious Acacia terminalis [Section 2] in full flower. Keep right along the bark path.
- Acacia kettlewelliae x A. pravissima [Section 2] is a small bush with golden balls of flower.
- Acacia pravissima [Section 2] has close knife-edge foliage with beautiful golden balls of flower.
- Bear right downhill to the road where you will turn right again. Acacia covenyi [Section 3] is a reclining small tree with beautiful sword like blue/silver foliage and yellow ball flowers.
- Spyridium obovatum var. obovatum [Section 14] has dull yellow balls of flower on a bush with small oval foliage.
- Acacia ‘Purpurea’ [Section 3] has fine fringed blue-grey foliage with contrasting rich golden balls of flower.
- Acacia kybeanensis [Section 2] is just beginning to show yellow balls of flower on a small umbrella shaped bush.
- Acacia caesiella [Section 2] has sickle-shaped foliage and gold balls of flower.
- Opposite is a group of Grevillea iaspicula [Section 15g] with pink/cream spider flowers on fresh green foliage.
- Grevillea lanigera [Section 15g] under the Rock Garden sign has pink/cream flowers and narrow oblong leaves.