Summer’s end

As autumn starts in Canberra, our paper daisies are coming to an end.

Paper daisies 1  PAper daisies 4

The highlight of our recently planted front garden, these little flowers bring me joy every day.

They are tough and hardy, but so delicate at the same time. The bracts (not petals!) are waxy to touch, and sharp on the pointy ends.

Botanical name is Xerochrysum bracteatum and further information is available here .

Paper daisies 2

I’ll be sad to see them go as winter approaches, but I’m already looking forward to their flowering next summer.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s