Saturday, January 14, 2012

TODAY'S FLOWERS - Australian Natives

With over 1,000 species of Eucalyptus trees native to
Australia, there are always some in flower no matter the
Their leaves are aromatic and many are excellent dye plants
as well. Their colour range in flowers is from white, through
a variety of pink and orange to startlingly bright red through
all possible shades.

The flowers on this lemon variety are spectacularly large.

Another tree of many species is the Melaleuca. This lilac
pom-pom variety is a favourite of mine. A fairy young specimen
with aromatic leaves and bark, it is a large and dense bush in
my garden, a host to many nests of little birds and a very busy
place in Spring.

Eucalyptus ficifolia, a native of Western Australia, is just coming
into flower and bursting it's little caps off to reveal it's pretty
flowers. In full flower, the tree is one mass of colour.

Flowers brighten our days and you will find many more by clicking on
the Logo and adding your's as well.


  1. Oh such beauty. I am glad I don't have to pick a favourite. I can only imagine how they attract the birds and bees.Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Hi Arija... oh such a delight to see as I sit here with a sonw cover ground and temp's of 10 degree : }
    The one with the gorgeous fire red color is wonderful,but then again they all are !!
    Have a blssed Sunday

  3. These are so gorgeous! And such wonderful colors! Great shots as always, Arija! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty. Hope you're doing okay. I'm holding good thoughts.


  4. over 1000!!!!!???? Whoaaa! Oh well, there is a lot of land to cover! They are beautiful. How are you doing? Thinking of you and your sister. Tsup!

  5. I love them. Thank you. Their flowers and their scents are such an icon. We have white ones blooming up and down the street and a red one about to blaze. A treat.

  6. I've seen Eucalyptus in southern California, but never in flower. They smell like cough drops to me.
    I am so happy to see all these colorful flowers, especially during our winter. Seems like a remarkable summer of growth and new/returning critters. Hope you are well.

  7. I have enough trouble identifying the few British native trees - can't imagine having so many varieties to enjoy. Your photographs are a delight.

  8. Hi Arija, these are lovely. I'm so sorry you are having difficulty entering your post on Today's Flowers. I'm not sure why this is but if you are still having a problem and would like to send me a photo so that I can do it for you, I would be more than happy to help in this way. My e-mail is

  9. Aria, thanks for adding some much needed color for those of us in the midst of winter. We have no snow here, just cold temps and no flowers I bloom.

  10. Hi, Arija-- Beautiful flowers! In Florida we have Melaleucas, very invasive trees from Australia that form dense stands and crowd out native Cypress, willows and almost all other vegetation. They have somewhat similar flowers, and are blooming right now.

  11. Beautiful!
    I love having eucalyptus steam baths when I get a stuffy head, it makes the world a better place.

  12. Spectacular, they're all beautiful. All I see looking out my window is white!

  13. Hello again, I wanted to let you know I added your entry to the home page :) Have a great week!

  14. You just learned me something about this diverse plant. Thank you for a beautiful post.

  15. Hi Arija, they are all beautiful. I thought most eucalyptus are trees, are there bushy types too? The center island near our office has big eucalyptus trees, an Australian friend who visited called it the Australian island. However, they are all very tall and i can't see if they flower at all.

  16. I enjoy the fragrance of the Eucalyptus plant...oh my did I spell that right...anyway, I so enjoy it, but of course had never viewed the flowers before. How glorious they must be. Is it true that the Koala only eats one, or two varieties?

  17. They are like fireworks on trees! They are beautiful!

    Happy New Year, dear Arija. Sending you lots of love and good thoughts. xoxo

  18. Beautiful! They are so different from anything I see here, and especially beautiful right now while we are in the depths of winter.

  19. The flowers do brighten my day, thanks for sharing your beauties. Gorgeous photos. Have a wonderful week!

  20. Beautiful -- fun to see your summer flowers.

  21. You have such wonderful flora there. These are just beautiful, what a great series!

  22. Oh my what a rainbow of colors. How beautiful. I'm so glad you can share with all the beauty of Australia!
    Take care Arija.


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