I am pleased to see that I have a flower spike developing on my hybrid plant between N. sibuyanensis x N. aristolochioides
Just opened this week in the garden is the rich, deep coloured and highly strong smelling Dragon Arum Dracunculus vulgaris
This plant has a rather unpleasant smell of rotting meat to attract flies and other pollinators. Despite the smell though it clearly has a wonderful looking Spathe and Spadix.
The garden is always evolving each year with something getting changed as new plants come and go.
Although this post is not botanical it just has to go on. Feeding a wild animal has got to be one of the best moments in life.
Last weekend I travelled back to Cairns and was able to find some Ant house plants again.
I was also lucky enough to see a plant fruiting which I didn’t, three years ago.
At the beginning of October I was pleased to take delivery of some small, but very healthy Anthouse plants Myrmecodia beccarii
for further reading visit Anthouse plant
Last week I found an incredibly interesting website about endangered species and preventing them from becoming extinct completely. Visit Ark of Life
This week I took delivery of some new Nepenthes seedlings so hopefully they will settle into their new environment comfortably. To see my list of plants click here. Nepenthes collection
My greenhouse contains many plants that are used for painting reference as a botanical artist. The space has also proved to be a great place for personal relaxation and down time. I have decided to create this blog site to show people the plants I am growing. The greenhouse is quite small but I have certainly crammed a lot of interesting plants into it. All of these originate from tropical regions and I have just over a 100 orchids ranging from Coryanthes to Dendrobiums, Angraecums, Gongora’s and Stanhopea’s.