Western Australian Wax Plants

Wandering through public gardens
or simply walking along the street.
Sudden sights of flowering shrubs
Deep pink lightening to off white
From all over this great state
Sure signs of Winter’s end.

wax plants

Possibly the most common proof that spring is here is the sudden flowering  of the wax plants. Not just a few blooms but a total recolouring of the plant from its wintergreen.

Although there are wax plants named after many towns in the South West of Western Australia. All different. All with waxy flowers of shades ranging from  deep pink to white.

The Geraldton Wax. The largest flowers and the widest range of colours.

wax plants

Long lasting, they make an ideal cut flower.

Providing you grow your own shrub. As so many do.

Cutting branches of this attractive flower are not permitted, either in public gardens or out in the bush.

wax plants

6 Responses

  1. Rich, from you, I accept that as high praise. I admire your work. No I don’t – I envy it! :)

    Have you visited Neath’s blog yet? I think you will enjoy it.

  2. have you got a garden archie? balcony or rooftop perhaps? as i recall you live in an apartment…

  3. nursemyra, I have a 7th floor balcony with about a dozen garden pots for my herbs and stuff. I have just replanted most of them (cutting back the rosemary, lavender and bay tree) because it is Spring. I’m trying tub tomatoes, a couple of strawberries, a Cape Gooseberry and some broccolli this year as well as the herbs. The rocket (Arugala) is bursting out of its seed bed. I enjoy planting and harvesting but hate weeding so this works out well. And I now have aphids on my parsley! Grrr

  4. [...] Archie’s post about Spring has arrived made me have another look at my own garden, here is what I found. [...]

  5. Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thank you so much, However
    I am encountering difficulties with your RSS. I don’t know the reason why I am unable to subscribe to it. Is there anyone else getting identical RSS problems? Anyone that knows the solution will you kindly respond? Thanks!!

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