Jean and Allan's native garden, at Baulkham Hills, was opened as part of the Australian Plant Society's NSW November Gathering.
I last visited this garden about 25+ years ago and I was just as amazed at the variety and quality of the plants this time as I was then.
(This outing was on the Saturday ( I cheated) luckily, as I stayed home on Friday because they were expecting temperatures up to 40 C (104 F) with total fire bans which meant National Parks would be closed)
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|The front garden gives a hint as to what is to come.|
|Flowers of the rain-forest.|
Pink Lilly Pilly flowers
Graptophyllum ilicifolium - Holly-leaved Graptophyllum. (top right)
and Graptophyllum excelsum - Scarlet Fuchsia.
|I don't think this is normal for the seed-pod of Acacia cultriformis (Knife-leaf Wattle, Dogtooth Wattle)|
but it makes for an interesting photo.