Tuesday, August 7, 2012

What's in the Parkville garden?

After watching and waiting for some time finally our Hyacinths have started flowering. Here are some nice blue and pink ones. They are an amazing plant to watch growing. Previous to flowering i thought they looked like little pine cones poking out of the potting mix.

I was speaking to the head gardener (Michael Dale) from International House in Parkville about plants with brown flowers. Brown is a somewhat rare colour for flowers and Michael mentioned that we have the plant pictured below in the garden. It is a Tulbaghia Capensis plant. I love it's strong and vivid brown flowers. The flowers are really small (roughly 1cm in diameter) and have a spicy night scent! The plant is only about 30cm high.

1 comment:

  1. Terrific! I love hyacinths too. Keep the posts coming. Happy gardening!