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.
14 September 2012
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Today we start in the Sydney Region Gully and return via the Main Path
- As you enter the Sydney Region Gully notice on the left the short spires of pink bloom along the stems of Epacris purpurascens [Section 191h].
- Further along on the left is Phebalium squamulosum subsp. lineare [Section 191h], which has fluffy yellow flowers on a tall shrub with yellow green foliage.
- Logania albiflora [Section 191h] has sprays of small white flowers with a sweet perfume on a sparse shrub.
- Epacris calvertiana var. calvertiana [Section 191j] has cream tubular bells all over a dense bush.
- Tetratheca thymifolia [Section 191j] is a small neat bush with purplish pink bells.
- Acacia gordonii [Section 191e] has dark golden balls of flower on a small shrub.
- Acacia leucoclada subsp. argentifolia [Section 191l]is a tree of grey-green foliage with bright golden balls of flower.
- Grevillea aspleniifolia [Section 191l] is a large sprawling bush with linear leaves and reddish toothbrush flowers.
- Acacia fimbriata [Section 18] or Fringed Wattle is a small tree with linear leaves and yellow balls of flower.
- A small bush with four rows of neatly arranged leaves and red/yellow pea flowers is Eutaxia obovata [Section 18].
- Acacia phasmoides [Section 18] or Phantom Wattle is a sparse shrub with long thin leaves and pale yellow ball flowers.
- Helichrysum elatum [Section 18] has papery white flowers on bold grey furry foliage.
- Acacia venulosa [Section 18] is an erect shrub with leathery oblong phyllodes and golden-yellow ball flowers.
- Acacia decora [Section 18] or Showy Wattle forms a medium bush of fine curved phyllodes with stunning golden ball flowers.
- Acacia cognata [Section 18] is a tree of fine weeping foliage and small pale yellow balls of flower.
- Acacia guinetii [Section 20] has soft dusty green foliage and bright yellow balls of flower.
- Hakea recurva [Section 20] has vicious spiky foliage and bears white curled clusters of flower high up.
- Hakea purpurea [Section 20] has lipstick pink pincushion flowers on spiky foliage.
- Gastrolobium celsianum [Section 15r] or Swan River Pea has red curved pea flowers amongst grey-green foliage.