Sunday, 6 January 2008

Kangaroo Paw


One of the first native plants I've acquired is a kangaroo paw, named for the obvious similarity. The species (Anigozanthos) is orange and yellow but the hybridizers have been busy creating a whole range of beautiful new shades, ranging from darkest claret red to sparkling silver-white. This one is called 'Bush Spark' and is part of a range of compact varieties designed for the smaller garden. My daughter, Sarah Jane, took the photo.

Thursday, 3 January 2008

Visitor from Canada


Our friend Elaine Stevens is visiting from Vancouver. We've had two lovely sunny day to show her the sights of the Blue Mountains, including the aptly named Sublime Point where this picture was taken.