Friday this week was a bit of a fizzer (flora wise only) as we took one son and daughter-in-law to the airport for the start of their trip to Finland, Latvia and England.
I had chosen 2 parks, Gaiarine Gardens and Joseph Banks Garden, both at Botany near the airport, but flowers appeared not to be a big attraction at either. As not to suffer withdrawal symptons I went for a quick walk at Lake Parramatta, just 7 minutes from home, on Saturday afternoon.
|Gaiarine Gardens, dedicated to the people of Gaiarine in Italy,|
had a Italian theme in the plantings
|Gaiarine Gardens. Olives and Cypress (European) type trees |
on the left and Banksias, Lilly Pillies and Gymea Lillys (Australian)
on the right.
|Gaiarine Gardens, Gazanias|
|Joseph Banks Garden|
|Joseph Banks Garden, Pandanus Palm.|
|Pandanus Palm, fruit.|
|Joseph Banks Garden, Cabbage Palm |
Plants seen at Lake Parramatta, Sat 21st.
|Acacia decurrens - Black Wattle, Green Wattle.|
|Grevillea linearifolia - White Spider Flower|
|Kennedia rubicunda - Dusky Coral Pea|
|Correa reflexa - Common Correa|
|Adiantum aethiopicum - Common Maidenhair Fern|
|Actinotus helianthi - Flannel Flower|
|Rapanea sp. - Muttonwood|
|Bossiaea heterophylla - Variable Bossiaea|