Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset'
These shrubs were original to the older garden, and have fabulous foliage color over 8 months of the year. They do require frequent pruning to shape them and control density. Some of these had gotten way too lanky.
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
Leucadendron Red Gem It's this time of year that I fall in love with Leucadendrons all over again. Not that I ever really fall out of love with them. Its just that as autumn deepens, their new growth matures and their colours really pop. Maybe I forget over the summer, just how sparkly they can be. Front: L. Safari Goldstrike, Middle: L. Jubilee Crown, Back: L. Safari Sunset In the foreground, the Leucadendron Safari Goldstrike are still in their growth phase, and too droopy to pick. But…