Sunday, 30 December 2012

Christmas bush blossom

Christmas bush blossom is spangling the creeks, airy above the tree ferns, littering the ground with pieces of crepe. It may be (relatively) cool and wet; we seem to be having another La Nina year (thank you nature), but again the Victorian Christmas Bush (Prostanthera lasianthos) began flowering early – 3 weeks early? – in late November. Liking a little shade and moisture, it’s a small tree that  grows along our creek and gullies under stringybark and peppermints.

This is very late but I wish you all a festive holiday season and a wonderful 2013. May your garden grow as well as you wish and provide you with too many veggies, herbs, flowers and – often underrated – lots of summer shade.

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