Friday, April 11, 2014

North Coast Regional Botanic Garden - Coffs Harbour and Anne/Barry's Place

We had the opportunity to get away for a week. Part of this trip was spent at Lynn's sister Anne and husband  Barry's place near Coffs Harbour on the mid-north coast. With some planning I was able to sneak in a Friday where there would be something to photograph for this blog and for this I chose the Botanic Gardens at Coffs Harbour.
I've also included some photos taken in Anne and Barry's half acre garden.
Once again I can't name all the plants as not all those in the Botanic Garden had name plaques, and even some of those that did (I check the names and plants first on the web) were misleading.

You can follow this trip on my other blog:  Gumnuts and Other Stuff.

Who needs flowers when there are colourful leaves like these.
(not sure)

Clerodendrum wallichii  -  Nodding Clerodendrum, Hanging Clerodendrum, Bridal Veil.

The black dots are scale and ants.

Tacca chantrieri  -  Bat Plant, Devil Flower.

One of the gingers.

Orthosiphon aristatus  -  Cat's Moustache.
I have seen this flowering on Cape York  (Nth Queensland).

Hemerocallis  -   hybrid  Day Lily.

A collection of Flamingo Flowers  -  Anthurium species.

A nicely marked, and flowering, Bromeliad.

When colours clash.   Growing in the tropical glass-house.
(not sure)

The only label close to this plant was shown as a ginger (Zingiber zerumbet) and it sure ain't that.
(not sure)

(not sure)
Only a small flower.

Impatiens Niamniamensis  -  Parrot Beak Impatiens, Parrot Plant,  Congo Cockatoo, African Queen.

Orchid  -  Zygoneria sp. Strong pleasant scent.

One of the prickly's.  Reminded me of the Crown of Thorns Starfish.

Handle with care.

A spectacular flowering  Bromeliad.

Was growing in the tropical glass-house.
(not sure)

Cycad cones.

Brugmansia sp.  -  Angel's Trumpet.

The Heliconia on the left is Heliconia stricta  'Bucky'.

Calliandra tweedii 'Red Flash'  -  Dwarf Flame Bush.

    Cordyline 'Rubra' growing amongst native Palms and Paperbarks (Melaleuca sp.).

    A small  blue Commelina cyanea -  Scurvy Weed (prevents not gives) innocently says "I didn't take a slice".   

      Flowers in Anne and Barry's Garden.

      Frangipani  (Plumeria) flowers.

      Strelitzia reginae  -  Bird of Paradise, Crane Flower.

      Spathodea campanulata  -  African Tulip Tree.
      (hand is to show flower size)

      Spathodea campanulata  -  African Tulip Tree.


      Heliconia rostrata  - Lobster Claw, False-bird-of-paradise.

      Grevillea  'Honey Gem'.

      FEATHERS, FUR and FANG.                 Some Of The Wildlife Seen Today.

      Australian Brush Turkey. 

      Noisy Miner.