Garden Photography Challenge : Wild Flowers…

 

I can go back in memory to 2010 and spend time searching through the hundreds of photographs I took of the Western Australian wild flower season. We spent 3 months slowly, very slowly, driving and living in Matilda, our small camper van home, along the wild flower trail from Broome in northern WA to Perth in the south. 2010 was a perfect year, just enough winter rain meant the flowers were in magnificent abundance.

It was a dream come true for me to be here reveling in one of the planets exceptional displays. A profusion of beauty.

Here is a gallery of some of the more unusual wild flowers from Western Australia.

Unfortunately I do not know the names of most of these beauties, I just enjoyed the experience of seeing them and capturing their images to live in my mind.

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Jude has some beautiful wild dog roses to show you this week. Go over for a look.

“Jude says: This month I want to see native wild flowers found in the hedgerows, woodlands, farmland, meadows, by the coast, up a mountain, on the heath and even in your own garden. Basically those plants that haven’t been planted, but occur naturally, although specifically planted wild flower meadows can be included. Wild flowers provide food for humans and wildlife and are usually hardy, resilient and well adapted to the climate and soils, and yes sadly often referred to as weeds”

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25 thoughts on “Garden Photography Challenge : Wild Flowers…

  1. Oh, WA has some startling beauties!

  2. It’s always interesting to see flowers from other parts of the world. I love the kangaroo paw.

  3. What amazing forms these beauties take!

  4. well I bet Jude will know the names – ha! and the kangaroo paw is my fav! the close up you give is brillaint and clear – also – it is one amzing flower – they all are – 🙂 ❤

  5. Oh my goodness, Pauline – these are wild??

    • Amazingly yes. Some of them have been cultivated for commercial nurseries, but the growing conditions they need are very difficult to provide in other parts of Australia.

  6. We also spent hours and weeks checking out all the West Australian Wildflowers. People come from miles and other countries away to see all these beauties. We are so lucky in WAustralia.

  7. Well you couldn’t describe any of these as weeds! Though I suppose the Sturt’s Desert pea can be invasive? A lot of these are very similar to the flowers in South Africa. I love that orange crinkly one!

    • I think a number of them have been developed for the garden trade. But they do need very specific growing conditions so not easy to grow in captivity…

  8. Beautiful, Pauline! I also see wonderful flowers and have no idea what they are called (as you know) 😉

  9. a lovely collage, Pauline.

  10. What lovely and unusual wild flowers, thank you for sharing, such a shout of colour….

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