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Acaena novae-zelandiae

I know this plant in the Blue Mountains as “bidgee-widgee“. Apparently in Tasmania it’s common name is “buzzy”.

Here is a picture of my graphite drawing, showing three phases of the development of the flowers.

Australian Native Plants

3/27/15: In the garden this week

Here in the central part of Bergen County, the snow is gone, although in more northern towns quite a lot remains. The temperature has reached the 50s for the first time, springlike temperatures are predicted for the week ahead, and we’ve had the kind of gentle rain that encourage birds to search for insect food in lawns. 559 more words


More on the Mar Vista Gardens, …and SM Bay Audubon

greengarden_2015 I received the Walgrove Elementary School Wildlands invitation a little later than the others. But wait! They will not only have their flowering native-plant garden on display, but will be culling poppy seeds for next year, will have Andy & Kate Lipkis founders of Tree People as special guests, will inaugurate the student bench structure… Lots of excitement! 72 more words


Exploring Nature Close to Home

Seasonal Changes

Spring has sprung! And that means it is a great time to get out and explore nature. Many people have a mindset that they must go to nature, that nature is a thing that you visit and then leave. 275 more words

Nature Activities

Drymophila cyanocarpa

Named by Robert Brown. In the family Luzuriagaceae, formerly Liliaceae.

From the Greek drymos meaning wood or forest, and philos, loving; refers to the habitat of moist, shad… 183 more words

Australian Native Plants


March 28th, 2015 is a Big Day!

This Saturday provides several ways to ramp up for April Earth Month! If you are near the coast, you have the opportunity to give back to Oregon in the morning hours by volunteering with… 494 more words



Last week I posted about spring flowering trees in Tropic Florida. One was a new plant to me, White Geiger or Cordia, the other is a Geiger Tree which I have encountered fairly frequently. 225 more words