Autumn & Banksias

I love Autumn. That change in the air from the humidity in Northern NSW to the ever so slight chill and 'freshness' of a new season. It is my favourite time of year with mild days of sunshine (and currently almost daily showers of rain in this 2012 Autumn) and the shorter days leading into... Continue Reading →

Banksia robur

Another banksia currently flowering in my garden is the Banksia robur. Banksia robur is an open smaller tree with large dramatic serrated leaves and the most wonderful flowers. These start as tight cones and then turn an iridescent green before ending up as open cream cones before turning to the brown seed pods. The flower... Continue Reading →

Banksia serrata and May Gibbs

Walking in my garden today I found some Banksia serrata in flower. This tree has a gnarled and ancient looking trunk with cream flowers which are set against serrated brighter green leaves. The banksia derives its genus name from Sir Joseph Bank who accompanied Captain Cook on the first voyage to Australia and collected and... Continue Reading →

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