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First flower thrill


By cate


I’m going to try and upload two pictures (borrowed from a friend because I don’t have a camera) because I had the thrill of finding the first flower on my burgundy Melaleuca today!! There are large forests of these trees around here – you may have heard the term ‘paper bark tree’ – the forests here are of a broad leaved variety that has a lovely cream flower – when they are flowering the air is saturated with the heavy scent of their nectar – a strange honey type smell – there is a burgundy variety which is rather hard to get in nurseries and often people have planted them and then found that they are the cream variety – I’ve waited two years and … mine is BURGUNDY =))) and it’s every bit as beautiful as I hoped – these pictures are at different dpi and can’t be changed so my apologies if they don’t look so good – the picture of the cream one is the best representation of how the flower actually looks – let me stop blathering and up load – yipeee LOL

ok – the upload worked – if you transpose the colour of the burgundy one onto the shape of the cream one – you have the flower that has appeared in my garden today =)))

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Such a beautiful colour ... this tea tree is just lovely when it's in full bloom. Congrats on your first flower!

31 May, 2010


Well done, must be so pleased.glad you were able to share it with us :o))

31 May, 2010



31 May, 2010


That's great. I'm not surprised you are so pleased .!

31 May, 2010


Beautiful, well done.

31 May, 2010

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