Carnival of Flowers Toowoomba 2019

The Carnival of Flowers takes place annually in Toowoomba https://www.tcof.com.au/ This year was the 50th Anniversary of Flowers. We went on a tour to the Flowers at Queens Park.…. Queens Park has retained the charm and character common to 19th century public parks and botanic gardens, putting on a special show for her visitors during Carnival.  SpreadContinue reading “Carnival of Flowers Toowoomba 2019”

Jacaranda Season Redland Bay

Jacaranda is a genus of 49 species of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of Central America, South America, Cuba, Hispaniola , Jamaica and the Bahamas.[1] It has been planted widely in Asia, especially in Nepal. It has been introduced to most tropical and subtropical regions The name isContinue reading “Jacaranda Season Redland Bay”

Laurel Bank Park Gardens Toowoomba

http://www.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/parksgardens/public-parks/1966-laurel-bank-park-toowoomba Prior to 1932 Laurel Bank Park, as it is now known, was owned by Mr Samuel George Stephens. In 1932 Mr Stephens donated the land to the people of Toowoomba, making the Toowoomba City Council the park’s official custodian. The gardens were designed by Mr Stephens himself before he handed them over. The gatesContinue reading “Laurel Bank Park Gardens Toowoomba”

Lorrikeets dine on Grevilleas at Canaipa Point Russell Island

  The Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) is a species of Australasian parrot found in Australia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Lorikeet Rainbow Lorikeets feed mainly on fruit, pollen and nectar, and possess a tongue adapted especially for their particular diet. The end of the tongue is equipped with a papillate appendage adapted to gathering pollen and nectar from flowers.[9] NectarContinue reading “Lorrikeets dine on Grevilleas at Canaipa Point Russell Island”

Bush Medicine used by Aborigines

// Snakevine (Tinospora smilacina).. Goat’s Foot Vine or Beach Morning Glory To heal sores and boils, it was customary for the Garby Elders to first apply bloodwood kino to the site. A bandage of boiled goat’s foot vine ( Ipomoea pes-caprae ) was then applied as a poultice. Sections of vine could also be rubbed,Continue reading “Bush Medicine used by Aborigines”

Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens Brisbane

The bus went from Stop 46 Adelaide Street to Mt Cootha. We first stopped at the Lookout..You can see Brisbane from there and it is a very compact city. We took the bus back to the Gardens, and walked through the herb garden to the Restaurant where we had lunch. A water dragon joined us.Continue reading “Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens Brisbane”

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