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Tulip Teaser (the final post)

A small portion of the 90,000 tulips on display during Tulip Time in Bowral

Yesterday I went to Bowral, a town about 120km southwest of Sydney, to see the spring tulips. Bowral is higher above sea level than Sydney, some 690 metres, so it’s colder and more suited to growing tulips. Each spring Bowral hosts Tulip Time, a dazzling display of 90,000 tulips planted in Corbett Gardens. It’s as well tulips have no scent, or the smell would be overpowering!

This will be my last post on Flowers by Kaz. I don’t really take enough — or post enough — photos of gardens and flowers to warrant a dedicated blog. The rest of the Bowral tulip photos will be on my Pics by Kaz blog. It’s an unfocused mish-mash of whatever photos take my fancy, including flowers and gardens. I hope that those of you who follow only my flower blog will join me on my general blog, too.

Thanks to you all for your follows and likes and comments!

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Fern heads

There’s no sense of scale in these photos but these are actually tree ferns, taller than I am. They were growing in a gully so I was able to take photos at eye level as I climbed up.

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“I bite!”

It’s tempting to poke one, despite the warning!

The Royal Botanic Gardens has a free display called “Plants with Bite” in the Calyx building. If you’re in Sydney while it’s on, it’s well worth a visit. These plants are not what most people would call attractive, but they’re certainly impressive. There’s even a feeding time session, which I wasn’t aware of, and although it seems aimed at children I think it would be fascinating.

Pity the poor fly caught in this trap.

Once inside this Hanging Pitcher Plant, you’d never escape.

Spooky and menacing with the mist.

Part of the exhibit, capturing a section of the enormous planted wall. The wall is “fully interchangeable” and changes periodically.