Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July at the APC



It has been several months since my last walk around the Australian Plant Communities area at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt.Coot-tha. I will be walking there next week with fellow members of the Tamborine Sustainable Gardeners Society and thought I would check out what was in flower and seed at the moment. It was a bit like visiting old friends today, very enjoyable.
The bumpy satin ash, which I hoped would be in flower for next weeks walk, is just starting to form large flower balls that hang from the trunk, light streaming through foliage of a Leptospermum madidum looked beautiful, and there was one stunning lilac coloured palm seed tendril in the palm row along the lake edge, wow.
I also dropped in at the Richard Randall studio to say hi to Sophie Munns, this years artist in residence at the gardens. Sophie has a wonderful residency project titled 'Homage to the Seed' celebrating the value of seed in 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity. From the 12 - 18th July, Sophie is conducting a range of activities at the Richard Randall studio including talks, workshops and an amazing display of seeds, plants, postcards and art. You can check out more details on her blog.

1 comment:

  1. So Lovely to see you at the gardens today Nicola!
    love these photos... Im sure you felt very at home in the place where you have spent all that time last year!
    thanks you for the kind words here and great visit today!
    see you next week!
    Sophie

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