Friday, 27 January 2012

Australia Natives in GrumpyDaddy's Garden

GrumpyDaddy has a green thumb and one of his passions is growing native Australian pants in our garden. He collects seeds and seed pods from the places he visits when travelling for work or when we go on bush walks with the kids.

By spending his relaxation time pottering about in the garden he knows the details and history of every plant  intimately. He even gladly suffers the indignity of having purple stained fingers from hand-squishing all the little bugs that have the courage to  feast off his beloved  plants.

From his labors, we are all rewarded with these beautiful and unique flowers, which I just love to photograph!


Grafted Eucalyptus Flower

Waratah

Banksia

Bottle Brush (or pussy cat tails, as my Dad called them)

Paper Daisy

Swan River Daisy

Illyarrie (red cap) gum

Kangaroo paw


For the weekend flowers memes I'm sharing with Flowers on Saturday, Weekend Flowers and Macro Flower Saturday

Come and have a look at some breathtaking flower photogrphy from all over the world!


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32 comments:

  1. thanks for joining us with this wonderful weekend flowers! :)

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  2. Fantastic 'photos, thanks for sharing.
    Found you via Donna's tribe!
    Barbara
    marchhousebookscom.blogspot.com/

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  3. Thanks Barbara! I've been enjoying reading and sharing your posts!

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    1. Thanks Shar! GrummpyDaddy should get all the credit! (don't tell him I said that though....)

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  5. I'm so jealous. I could never grow flowers this beautiful. So lovely. Thanks for sharing these

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    1. Thanks Donna, My partner just loves his little garden...I think the flowers know!

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  6. Beautiful flowers! Some of them I have never seen! So thank´s for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Cecilia! I'm glad you enjoyed the flowers!

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  7. The flowers are so lovely!

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  8. Hi, i love Australian flowers, is that 2nd one the waratah? I already forgot, but i know the grevillea, the banksia, and the kangaroo paw. I wish they are labeled. Your photos are so beautifully composed too! thanks.

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    1. Thank you so much Andrea for your kind comments...I've gone back and labelled the photos too!

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  9. Wow! A gallery of exotic ones!

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    1. Thanks Lui! The seeds have been collected from all over Australia.

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  10. Brilliant shots of some of our most beautiful native flowers. GrumpyDaddy has done very very well in growing such beauties and your photos certainly show them off wonderfully!

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    1. Thank you so much Bernie, That is quite a compliment coming from you...I just love your amazing garden!

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  11. wow, stunningly beautiful! love your photos!

    have a great weekend!

    http://thelayugan.blogspot.com/2012/01/dainty-pink.html

    hope yo see you too, thanks!

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    1. Thank you Vhen for your lovely comment! I've just had a look at the beautiful butterfly on your blog!

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  12. These are awsome! These made me smile since we are buried in snow.

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    1. Thanks Chelsea, I'm glad the photos made you smile! We could do with some snow today...It's so hot!!

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  13. Thanks for coming by my blog and commenting on the fences! These are just beautiful flowers! Wow! You have one talented man there with quite a green thumb! And the varieties are so different from most of what we have here in the USA.

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    1. Thanks Marie..I'm glad you enjoyed the different flowers!

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  14. lovely flowers and pictures. The red ones look like fireworks. :-)

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    1. Thank you! I thought that the red flowers looked like fireworks too! Sadly the Canberra frost killed this beautiful tree....

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  15. what a great set of photos, I have to say I love that last name -Kangaroo paw :))

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    1. Thanks Ewa for you kind comment and hosting the flowers on Saturday meme.....and thanks for following my blog, much appreciated!

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  16. I like your flowers so pretty. Visiting from Macro.

    http://www.the-love-of-nature.com/2012/01/daisy-and-tulip-flowers-for-you.html

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment, I've just had a look at the lovely tulips on your blog too!

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