First of all I lied. The Australian Garden at the Huntington will not be the subject of this and next week's post. Last December when I dumped the photos into folders I neglected to separate out the Subtropical Garden images. So this week Australia, next week Subtropical...all beautiful.
The Australian Garden at the Huntington is very open, so much so that it takes a bit of getting used to after being in the densely planted Desert and Jungle Gardens (there is a map of the gardens here, if you're curious).
Things are fairly well labeled though, which is nice, Callistemon pinifolius...
Grevillea thelemanniana 'Gilt Dragon', this plant almost appeared to glow.
And the flowers were quite lovely.
Eremophila maculata, aka spotted emu bush
No idea on the ID of this gorgeous tree.
That striking bark should make it an easy one for someone in the know...
Another Callistemon (that I could not find a label for).
Pandorea doratoxylon, commonly known as western wonga vine.
Callistemon montana, foliage and buds...
Callistemon montana, flower...
I could have taken photos of this for hours. The subtle color difference at the tips, and the way it shimmered in the light...stunning.
Oh, not to mention the tiny flowers.
I couldn't decide which image I liked better, so included them both. There's a great image of the unusual flower here.
Xanthorrhoea resinosa, I wish these were hardy in Portland, Oregon.
Unknown Grevillea flower.
And another with foliage, maybe Grevillea 'Moonlight'?
Macrozamia communis, the pair of Cycads on the right.
Pretty fabulous eh?
Grevillea 'Long John'
Eucalyptus macrocarpa, another one that I couldn't stop photographing.
Every thing about this is gorgeous!
And finally I'll end with another Cycad, Macrozamia macdonnellii. Hopefully someday I'll visit the real Australia, wouldn't that be wonderful! Next week, the Subtropical Garden...
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