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.