This selection of stunning flowers sit in pride of place at the start of the pathway to the back door at Bunyip.
This Bromeliad (Pink Aechmea fasciata) isn't satisfied with the flower that is produces (even though it is quite amazing) so it has little flowers within the large pink flower head.
The tomatoes are nearing the end of their season and there are far too many for us to eat - so into bottles they go. Last year I bought the Microwave Bottling book and now I use the microwave technique to preserve them which is simple and quick.
This Sedum plant at the Rare Plant Expo couldn't make up its mind if it was pink or white. I checked and it was definitely on one plant.
Today we went to Silvan to the Gardening and Rare Plant Expo. It was a superb autumn day and we (Mum and friend, me and hubby) made a boot full of purchases. It was a beautiful garden setting with just the right number and variety of stalls to keep our interest.
Is this Salvia flower stalk curved because the spider web is pulling it, or did the spider choose this flower stalk because it was nicely curved?
Either this Leaf-Curling spider decided to be a creative individual or maybe it wasn't listening when the instructions were given out. Either way his dead flower was just not going to curl in the manner it was supposed to. The price you pay to have a unique design could be more than he bargained for. I can't see how he is going to be safe in his curled flower.
The spiders hide in their leaves with only their legs protruding - waiting to feel something on their web. They bind the leaf up with silken thread so that they are safe from predators. This article by the Australian Museum tells you all about the Leaf-Curling spider.
We know the spiders have been prolific this year and now it seems it is time for the Leaf- Curling spiders. These spiders live in their webs inside an old leaf that they have curled around into a small spider tunnel. They are everywhere in the garden.
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