This photo was taken inside the greenhouse at the Narkabundah Native Plant Nursery in Sandy Point on the far eastern coast of South Gippsland.
It shows the delightfully colourful array of potted Australian Wild Flowers, this wholesale business supplies right around the country. The metal trolley in the centre of the pathway adds a focal point and combines well with the straight rows of red kangaroo paw in the background.
These long billed honey-eaters were regular visitors to my property in South Gippsland and this particular photo was taken in a permaculture garden I once established at Mount Best in Victoria, and visited again just recently.
Many thanks to the new owners Ray and Lorraine, who still affectionately call it “Lizzies Garden” … and it was with great appreciation we saw it some 7 years later, beautifully nurtured, expanded, improved, flowering and flourishing. ~ ER
This delightful little bird enjoyed the pink sage flowers for almost a minute, while we were only an arms length away.
This would make a lovely art piece for my home. Fern stalks I found in Mount Worth State Park near Warragul in Gippsland.
There are numerous protected areas in Gippsland, and the Morwell National Park is quite interesting to see. But there’s one thing that cannot be protected against, and that’s the bush fires, as the blackened trunks of these forestry planted trees near Churchill show.
These native Australian shrubs not only survive bush fires, but are enhanced by them. The heat and smoke is sometimes the best way to crack the pods, expose the seed and germinate.
To see more “AFTER THE BUSH FIRE” photographs, go to http://lifegames.com.au/after-the-bush-fires/