Tuesday, September 9, 2008

GERALDTON WAX


GERALDTON WAX, originally uploaded by cnlizziebns.



This flower is exported all over the world as a cut flower and lasts weeks in a vase. Genetic engineering has produced startling colours in the past few years, yellow and orange. The flower is also grown in Israel and the horticulturists in that country have produced a variety of pink that is stunning. The flower originates from the West Australian semi arid areas.
A beauttiful gem of an Australian extensively grown and farmed for export in this area of Queensland.

2 Comments:

Blogger Artoholic said...

Spring "up here" is certainly different to Spring in the SW corner of this country!

Over in Perth HUGE shrubs (5mtrs + wide) are used in the tough conditions of road median strips. Each spring the Freeway used to explode with Geraldton Wax colour.

I do miss them. Pop some in a vase and enjoy them for me!

Warm regards,

Cindy

September 11, 2008 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Lizzie's Insomnia said...

I will enjoy them for you...a magnificent and hardy flower....

September 12, 2008 at 7:43 AM  

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