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September 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« on: September 01, 2023, 01:18:07 PM »
September is officially the start of Spring in Australia!
Plenty of flowers in the garden as the weather starts to warm up.
1) Bellevalia macrobotrys from seed from Seeds of Peace
2) Narcissus pachybolbus
3) Gladiolus watermeyerii
4) Galanthus 'Spindlestone Surprise' and Gagea fibrosa
5) Polygala chamaebuxus albus
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Re: September 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2023, 01:31:42 PM »
1) a dwarf bearded iris - could it be Iris schachtii?
2) Rhodanthe cultivar
3) Helleborus and Trillium
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Re: September 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2023, 11:19:12 AM »
Last weekend was the Ferny Creek Horticultural Society's Spring Show.
Hancock's Daffodils https://www.daffodilbulbs.com.au/ put on a commercial display each year which takes up the breadth of the meeting room,
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Re: September 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2023, 11:23:23 AM »
The FCHS Spring Show is one of the shows recognised by the Victorian Daffodil Society for its daffodil section.
Here are some of the exhibits,
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Re: September 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2023, 11:26:18 AM »
More daffodil exhibits,
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Re: September 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2023, 11:32:56 AM »
Last few of the daffodils in the general section (more in the Rock Garden Section),
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Re: September 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2023, 11:38:27 AM »
Some of the entries in the Rock Garden Section at the FCHS Spring Show,
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Re: September 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2023, 11:40:11 AM »
More of the Rock Garden Section,
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Re: September 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2023, 11:58:15 AM »
Some of the Australian Native Plants at FCHS Spring Show,
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Re: September 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2023, 12:41:07 PM »
Wow! Great show, fermi - thanks for sharing!
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Re: September 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2023, 09:03:39 PM »
Hi Fermi, thank you for your good work. It is so fine to
see these beautiful plants.
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climate zone 8a,elevation 250 m

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Re: September 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2023, 06:21:19 AM »
Thanks, Maggi and Rudi,
I have more pics of the Show but can't download them from my phone at the moment!
Here are a few more pics from the home garden -all these are from South Africa I think:
1) Moraea macronyx - an unspotted form
2) Pauridia (Spiloxene) gracilipes ssp speciosa
3) Babiana cedarbergensis
4) Bulbinella floribunda
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Re: September 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2023, 06:38:53 AM »
Some daffodils:
1) Pink Tango which we bought from Hancock's on Saturday.
2) Cornish King which we got from a local nursery last year at their closing down sale :'(
3) Mixed daffs in a round bed in the front garden
4) Highfield Beauty a hybrid Tazetta from Tassie!
5) another daff we got years ago labelled as Highfield Beauty but it isn't! ::)
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Re: September 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2023, 07:04:42 AM »
Lovely to see the Australian natives - I'm fascinated by Australian flora because the evolutionary divergence from European flora is so clear. I'd love to learn more about Australian pollinators and how much they might have to do with that (so if, perchance, you know of a book on the subject...)

I didn't know that there were pink-flowered Acacia - do you know if the colour of the cultivar in your pictures is derived from a wild species or the product of selective breeding?
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Re: September 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2023, 07:43:19 AM »
Will took a couple of pics of the Floor Garden at the FCHS Spring Show, and a mixed posy.
I got a pic of Jon B's (minibulblover on this Forum) Blue Ribbon entry in the Rock Garden section - a vase full of Narcissus 'Mitzi'
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