Monday, 4 April 2011

Botanic Gardens flowering

The rain continues, but there are some beautiful flowering gingers in the Gardens.  This native Crepe Ginger is very unco-operative, the white flower is facing the wrong way and I couldn't get a better photo.

This is another native with a very complicated Latin name, but commonly called Back Scratcher ginger.

This orange Beehive Ginger is exotic, but gorgeous.

I love the way the flowers of this native Daphne grow straight out of the trunk of the tree - they smell beautiful too.

The wet weather has brought out all the fungi, including this lace fungi with its pretty skirt.

The fernery is looking very lush - at least the weather is good for some things. 
It seems awful to be complaining about rain after all the droughts, but sometimes there is too much of a good thing! 


  1. Hello Robin, what glorious blooms to share. I love Ginger plants, but sadly don't grow them here. It's nice to have someone share them though. Aren't those little fungi delightful. Sorry to hear the weather is still awful, hope it improves soon. It's brisk and clear here at the moment, just the most beautiful April weather.

  2. I know what you mean about the weather Robin - we could do with some rain believe it or not - but so often it doesn't know when to stop. Those ginger flowers are gorgeous and the fungus is amazing and like something out of a fairy tale illustration. The Gardens must be looking beautiful just now.

  3. Your ginger plants are amazing Robin. I remember seeing them being sold on a visit to Townsville and wishing I could grow them too. They would not survive here in the cold.

    Thank you for sharing the photos of your beautiful garden. I hope the rain stops for you soon.

  4. Amazing plants. You have sop much variety out there and everything is looking so lush


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