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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12 comments:

  1. Interesting flowers!
    Thanks for sharing...
    Have a nice week...

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  2. Marie-Louise you have chosen two outstanding beautiful plants for this weeks TF. The Melaleuca with its honey scented, dainty brushes and the heavenly perfumed Cestrum are unusual and a very 'must have' in the garden.
    Love Mum.

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  3. How amazing that they bloom several times a year! Gorgeous!

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  4. Lovely photos. I enjoy the scent of aromatic flowers. It makes me feel great. Thank you for sharing. Have a lovely week.

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  5. It's really a pretty flower. I haven't seen like that here.

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  6. I like your Melaleuca diosmatifolia (Rosy honey myrtle). Does it do well in high humidity? Does it tolerate alkaline soils? I live in Bermuda and notice, having perused your really nice blog, that we grow some of the same plants. I love Australian flora and want to incorporate more into my garden.

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  7. Hello Marie-Louise!!
    Wonderful pictures of very unusal flowering plants I have never seen before!!.
    Only in Australia?
    I am sure I can't grow them in my garden, but enjoy your shots and information.
    Thank you!!
    Gisela

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  8. Thank you for all your comments. To Prospero, yes the Rosy Honey Myrtle does do well in high humidity, and I think the plant would also be ok in alkaline soil (if not too alkaline). Most Australian plants, especially the callistemons and melaleucas perform better in poorer soils than rich soils.

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  9. Good to have come across your blog...
    Ur pics are so nice.

    www.flutteringandwandering.blogspot.com

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  10. Marvelous flowers!
    If you can visit and leave a comment here!
    You aided to construct this idea!
    TODAY'S FLOWERS FIRST ANNIVERSARY

    Hugs,
    Luiz

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  11. Lindas e belas flores..
    Estou participando da coletiva da Sonia.
    http://sandrarandrade7.blogspot.com/2010/04/coletiva-dia-da-ecologia.html
    Vou te esperar.
    carinhosamente,
    sandra

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  12. Love the flowers. Great shots.

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