Sunday, 2 December 2012

Macro Monday - Kangaroo Paw

The Kangaroo Paw is a plant native to Wester Australia.  But these plants are not in Western Australia, but in my garden!  Some people say that they have had difficulty with this plant - but all I can say is that they gave us a magnificent display.  We must have had the perfect balance between occasional care and general neglect!

Most of the "red" you can see are the flowers buds - the flowers them selves are much smaller, and less colourful.  This plant is an Anigozanthos flaviuds for all you keen gardeners.



You can find more shots at Macro Monday.

Enjoy the close ups.

16 comments:

Carole M. said...

good when something revels in your garden like this kangaroo paw; well done whatever you didn't do Stewart :)

luís rodrigues coelho Coelho said...

Que lindas flores para acordar o nosso dia. Aqui está tanto frio. O chão dos campos está branco com neve Imagine estas flores bordadas de branco nos nossos jardins.

eileeninmd said...

Lucky you, they are beautiful plants. Gorgeous color. Lovely macro shot, Stewart!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful color! i really like the macro view.

Sylvia K said...

Great macro shot for the day, Stewart! I love that rich, red color! Beautiful! Have a great week!

Brian King said...

Those are beautiful! Well done!

DIMI said...

Hallo Stewart!Beautiful colors!Lovely plant!Amazing shots!Whising you a lovely week!
Dimi..

pattisjarrett said...

This is so pretty. Occasional care and general neglect--now that's a plant I can live with! lol

Kateri said...

That is a really pretty flower. I wonder if it would grow in my part of the US. I bet it is stunning grown in masses...

Jama said...

Beautiful!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Spectacular! I love red and would love to have something like this in my garden. Especially something that doesn't need a lot of tending.

Karen said...

What beautiful vibrant colour Stewart!

Jidhu Jose said...

beautiful

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Katrin Klink said...

Yes, lucky you, I had the first snow this weekend. Thank you for bringing a piece of summer back to me with your beautiful pictures!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Such color! ~ Magnificent shot of nature's treasure ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Laura said...

I love these plant. I saw them once at our supermarket years ago for the first time. I bought them and let them dry... they lasted quite some time.