Sunday, May 3, 2009

Today's Flowers

Melaleuca diosmatifolia (Rosy honey myrtle) or Rosy Paperbark is a small woody shrub which can reach 2.5 metres in height. It has narrow linear leaves and dense terminal spikes of most ornamental pale to deep mauve flowers. It is native of woodlands in New South Wales (Sydney area) to SE Queensland. I have quite a few of these in the garden although they are still quite small, they begin to have these beautiful flowers. When they flower which can be several time during the year, they are a sight to behold. I will try to post pictures when the plant is a bit bigger and produces more flowers. It is so very very pretty.

Night Jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum) - as the name suggests flowers at night releasing the most wonderful fragrance which wafts through the window into your bedroom. If you could bottle this fragrance, I think, you would be a millonaire. The flower itself is trumpet shaped and very small, but there are literally thousands of these on a large plant which has a bushy habit, and at night every flower opens to release that gorgeous perfume.

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