Thursday, September 12, 2013

A little bit of Africa in the heart of Perth.....!


Although my usual preference is for soft, aromatic, romantic flowers I can't help but admire the brash, robust 'couldn't give a damn' exuberance of the spiky weather hardy flora such as the leucospermum, aloes, stelitzias and the proteas which are the same family as our banksia. The South African garden, which is part of the original design in Kings Park, like many Australian plants comes into it's full glory in spring and summer. The protea below (worth a click) were like honey cups, the bee disappearing into the feathery folds was one of many that were already in the middle of the flower, fascinating to watch! There's so much more to see of the spring festival, Aimee's battery died not long after we arrived tsk! so a return visit is on the cards! Goodness is it really Thursday already, roll on the end of renovation madness :) Take care and stay safe.....

32 comments:

  1. Exotic and beautiful indeed!! Terrific captures for the day, Grace! Love the colors!! Hope your week is going well!!

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  2. Wow...... lovely these african flowers,
    and they have nice colors...... good photo's Grace.

    Greetings, Joop

    http://joopzandfotografie.blogspot.nl

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  3. Giant-est aloe ever seen! Sweet shots, G!



    Aloha

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  4. Stunning varieties Grace. They seem somehow incongruous with the neat grass borders!

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  5. Looks a bit like the cactus garden area in San Diego's Balboa Park - green grass down to this strange dry spikey bit.

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  6. So beautiful, Grace! Sad our (hopefully) golden Autumn and your Spring take place at the same time!
    But wait till I retire! ;-)

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  7. Really good photographs there, super!
    Sooooo glad winter did not harm them.......

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  8. I love your description of the aloe blooms, it suits them perfectly. Such beautiful blooms make me long for cooler months when these plants will come alive again and start showing off for the camera.

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  9. Impresionante exuberancia y colorido en pleno Perth.
    Abrazos y besos.

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  10. Definitely Africa....like South Africa....and very cool plants!

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  11. Spiky and brazen are perfect ways to describe these beauties - I love the cornucopia of amazing photos! The floral colors practically say: Don't ignore me!:)

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  12. Great flowers and great photographs, Grace. I have seen cut proteas in florists before, but last year I went to South Africa and saw them in the wild. I had no idea they were grown on large bushes! Yours are beauties.

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  13. Beautiful flowers! I'm not sure even the botanical garden here has them....

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  14. I've always thought southern Africa would have a similar climate to southern Australia, so it is no surprise how well the plants from there do well here, and from your photos, clearly they do.

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  15. People always think of animals when they think of Africa, but Africa has wonderful native plants as well.

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  16. Love that bee about its business. Your climate is semi-tropical and you are on a different continent. Almost all of it is foreign to us.

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  17. "Exuberant" is the first word that came to mind. They're all gorgeous and those honey cups are fascinating.

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  18. Wow, what the beautiful varieties of the flowers!
    Looking an amazing garden! or yes, if you want to explore an glorious place which is world wide famous for their amazing fountain. To know more about please visit http://touroperators-india.blogspot.in/2013/09/percolate-charm-of-largest-fountain-in-dubai.html

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  19. a wonderful garden... apiece of paradise in Perth... Your photo make me dream of your town

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  20. I mean "your photos", all of them

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  21. Excelentes fotografias de belas flores....
    Cumprimentos

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  22. Excelentes fotografias de belas flores....
    Cumprimentos

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  23. Excelentes fotografias de belas flores....
    Cumprimentos

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  24. I would have enjoyed walking there.
    Anyway, thanks for sharing your images with us.

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  25. We had the same thoughts - I also blogged about the Kings Park flower festival and also have a photo of that African corner. It's beautiful!

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  26. Wow, Grace... Africa or Australia... they are simply wonderful!!!

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  27. Gorgeous collection! No need to say I'm staring at those magnificent aloes.

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