I find myself with less to say about this week’s six than usual. Showy flowers can speak for themselves. My first one being the exception to the rule…..
Ozothamnus hookeri. There are other things around masquerading as O. hookeri. I believe this to be the real thing. Dense little bush, about three feet high, currently in full flower. I have zoomed in to show the flowers, which are less than a millimetre across. They have a strong honey scent nevertheless.
Diplarrena moraea, or possibly D. latifolia, depending on how many species you recognize. Neat clumps of narrow leaves, slender stems with small white flowers on top. Comes from Tasmania, where a lot of things have small white flowers.
Cactus. Sue has a greenhouse full of these babies, most of which flower around now, usually only for a couple of days. Choosing one was impossible.
Osteospermum. Names and Osteospermums don’t seem to want to stay together. We grow the ones that survive the longest.
Dactylorhiza fuchsia. Common spotted orchid. At least that’s what I think it is. It was a self sown seedling in a pot of something else. Seems happy, hasn’t died, indeed has more stems each year.
Baptisia australis. This is now in its third year and has decided to make an effort this year. Lovely shade of blue, or is it purple, I can’t decide.
It’s funny how you take a picture then spot something in it you hadn’t seen outside; what is that thing bottom left?
Anyhow, must get on. Be sure to check out the other contributions to this meme from host The Propagators blog. Worldwide garden visiting from the comfort of your own home.