Banksia Integrifolia cone: Australian flower (well it WAS)
The banksia integrifolia flower after it has expired... revealing the gorgeous 'spine' of the flower which turns into this lovely banksia cone. I've been fascinated with these cones since i was a kid. i love the patterns of these "Big Bad Banksia Men". borrowed friends Nikon D70
Pink Duke & Brenda From the Field to Bouquet
When it comes to Protea and the month of February, I can't help but think about our gorgeous Pink Duke and Brenda. In our flower fields both proteas create an amazing display of bright pink surrounded by a bed of deep green leaves, almost like Easter eggs hidden in a huge field of grass. It is such a wonderful sight I almost hate to see them harvested! Protea Pink Duke Protea Brenda However, as Easter eggs must be found, Pink Duke and Brenda must be harvested, and in the end enjoyed! So…
How to grow waratahs
Arguably the most-loved native flower, waratahs enjoy a sunny spot with morning sun under gum trees, as they are found in nature. Give them what they need and waratahs will surprise you with their robustness, longevity and size, growing to a towering four metres high and three metres wide.
What's flowering in February? February is a bridge between seasons, with availability of some late summer flowers as well as some early autumn blooms. The first thing I notice as a grower is that the Protea Pink Ice begin to bloom again in larger numbers. They look fresh and clean as their autumn flush begins towards the end of February. Protea Pink Ice available in good quantities in February They are a great flower adding colour with their pink outer bracts and purple centres, but also…