Blue Mountain Botanic Garden

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Blue Mountain Botanic Garden

Postby MikeT » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:53 pm

The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust runs the Sydney Botanic Garden, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah and The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan. The Blue Mountains Garden is about 30miles from Sydney.
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The mountains do have a definite blue hue. The forest is largely Eucalyptus, and the volatile oils given off by the foliage gives the air its blue haze.
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Lots of colour here at the end of October, spring is sprung.
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Waratahs are Australian shrubs/trees, the different species (and hybrids?) have various flower colours. Telopea speciosissima, the New South Wales Waratah, is the New South Wales floral emblem
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Telopea speciosissima
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Re: Melbourne Botanic Garden and Blue Mountain Botanic Garde

Postby MikeT » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:02 pm

more Waratahs
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colourful close up or from a distance
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Plenty to see apart from Waratahs
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The hillside site is used to good effect
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Re: Melbourne Botanic Garden and Blue Mountain Botanic Garde

Postby MikeT » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:01 pm

Various tree ferns in the gardens
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succulents used as ground cover
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Oscularia deltoides never looked this good in my greenhouse
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Not sure what this Crassula is. Anyone able to give an ID?
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Looks like a Kleinia/Senecio reaching for the Aloe plicatilis
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Aeonium providing some yellow flowers to contrast with the almost black leaves
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Re: Blue Mountain Botanic Garden

Postby MikeT » Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:23 pm

I wasn’t the only one to appreciate the Oscularia. There were various butterflies, birds and lizards among the plants
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Kleinia/Senecio with a Euphorbia
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More Aeoniums
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More of the wildlife
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Plenty of flowers on the small bog garden with its pitcher plants. I think these were Sarracenias
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Re: Blue Mountain Botanic Garden

Postby MikeT » Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:35 pm

Difficult to do justice in describing these Puya berteroniana. The flower colour is stunning, and a satin/silky texture. I have posted some pics of this previously
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Springtime, so some Azaleas
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And to finish, a Protea
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We only had about an hour and a half at the Gardens, as part of a coach trip to various Blue Mountain locations. Well worth spending much longer if you get the opportunity. Lots to see, great views over the mountains, plants fairly well labelled, and all seemed to be thriving, and providing a home for butterflies, birds and lizards to extend the interest. Like Sydney Botanical Gardens, entry is free - so excellent value.
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Re: Blue Mountain Botanic Garden

Postby Le Fakir » Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:37 pm

Whouahhh!! Nicelly landscaped!
thank's for sharing
Thierry
Feel free to enjoy pics of plants and trips !!!

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