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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bottlebrush - Callistemon Endeavour




Callistemon, commonly known as bottlebrush, is another incredible Australian native shrub/small tree. There are several varieties with flowers in reds, yellows, pinks and greens.

We planted this particular bottlebrush as a small plant just over 12 months ago. The bush is now nearly as tall as me and its first flower is just opening. I have loved following its progress, let me share it with you.

18th Sept - 16 days ago


29th Sept - 5 days ago


1st Oct - three days ago


3rd Oct 8:30am - yesterday


3rd 8:30am - yesterday morning


3rd Oct 1pm - yesterday


3rd Oct 5pm - yesterday afternoon


4th Oct 7am - this morning


4th Oct 3pm - this afternoon

Isn't it beautiful! I believe God is incredibly creative and the author of all beauty. I have so enjoyed closely watching the little buds open up to reveal their squiggly nests of stamens which then unwound into a starburst. When fully opened the complete flower appears as a bottlebrush in shape.

Sharing at Aussie WW, Tina's WW, Alicia's WW, Nap Time Mom Tog WW, WW But With Words, This or That Thursday, Sneak Peek Friday, Today's Flowers.

63 comments:

May said...

You are so right!!! Not only is God incredibly creative, he also is the best creator ever!!
I would love to camp in your garden, seriously..:D

POESIE-LYRIK-HAIKU-KURZGESCHICHTEN-H-P's MÄRCHENSEITE-FOTOGRAFIE-H-P's FOTO ART said...

GROSSARTIG!!!! Eine wunderschöne "Eröffnung"...

Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

missing moments said...

These flowers are just so beautiful! I love how they look on Oct 3, pre-bloom.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Another brilliant and Gorgeous post.
I love the flowers.

forgetmenot said...

Such a colorful and unusual flower. How interesting to watch the stages as the buds open. Thanks for sharing---great post as always. Mickie )

Marianne said...

Ohh, ist das wundervoll, der Frühling kommt zu euch und du hast das alles sehr gut festgehalten.

Herzlichst ♥ Marianne

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Glorious! I love how the buds looked just yesterday at 1PM, all curled up like tiny balls of yarn.

Wenche said...

Fantastic, you've got the whole sequence. What a beauty, love your pictures :0)

geanina said...

brilliant and gorgeous post! fantastic :)

Linda R. said...

What an amazing post.. I Just love watching your bottlebrush open up..

Thank you!!

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

These shrubs once were hardy here but our winters are just too harsh now for them. It was lovely to see those little buds unfurl like that in your photos - they are so pretty as they do their ufurling - they sure do it with style!

Nayana said...

stunning... I love how you keep track..beautiful flower.I didnt knew the name of it.

Marias Teater said...

Beautiful pictures here in your blog - this blooming series is so pretty! Completely unknown flowers for me, I love them!

Karin M. said...

Wow .... these are fantastic flower buds and flowers ... I love this magnificent blooms.... I've never seen them ...
LG: Karin

Marion said...

What a great series of pictures! Love it!
Marion

tiff(threeringcircus) said...

What a stunning series of photos!

Tina´s PicStory said...

what a wonderful flower! thanks for sharing this serie with tina´s ww!

Penny @ Wildlife Fun 4 Kids said...

Wow! Just stunning photographs. If I think it's beautiful, imagine what the birds think! Yum! ;)

Seeing Each Day said...

So enjoyed another installment of the flower blooming series - am in particular awe of your perfect captures of no. 2,3,4,5,6 & 7.

Verena said...

Wow, this is so amazingly beautiful. I´m speechless! Thank you so much for sharing these photos! I´ve never seen such a beautiful flower!

Have a happy WW!

Verena

Veronica @ Mixed Gems said...

This is a lovely idea for a series. The macros are great. I love the bottlebrush. Never seen it just popping out all curled up and unfurled.

cheryl said...

wow! your photos are stunning. love that you capture the stages of beauty of this flower. incredible.

Ames said...

Amazing!!!

Kellie said...

Love seeing how much it's grown. That's incredible!

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Ralph said...

Spring has arrived in Qz, and the flora is growing from mere buds to beautiful flowers - hopefully the temperatures are rising as fast as the flowers are blooming...

This is an amazing flower, starting from a single bud into many leaves in a bold red 'brush'. It is amazing in its style, allowing God's idea of beauty for all to admire.

This is a lovely time-lapse view!

Judy Royal Glenn said...

Cool series of photos! Thanks for sharing:)

lisa said...

What a magnificent series this is!

thefisherlady said...

isn't this amazing... a miracle really! so glad I stopped by to witness it !
The 8:30 am looks like strawberry string licorice all rolled up or even spaghetti!
Our God is an awesome God!

Nadege, said...

They are so beautiful. I have a red and yellow one in my garden and I love the way they open up.

Sarah said...

WOW! These are so gorgeous!

deb duty said...

Such a lovely post!

Tricia @ A Rosy Note said...

I don't think I've ever seen one of these before. It sure is pretty.

Tori @ Have Blog Will Ponder said...

A lovely series of images.

Lifeasmummymax said...

I love bottle brushes aslong as they dont get too big near the house then they are a bit of a problem. Stunning photos i love right before they open. So beautiful

a happy little life said...

Beautiful!

Karen said...

I always love seeing these. Your photos are gorgeous!

Thea said...

Absolutely lovely! I love how you capture all the stages.

mywildcrazyworld said...

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em said...

Very cool to see the time progression again of one of your amazing flowers!

Carmen and Rachelle said...

Those flowers are beautiful! And I love how you captured all the different stages...amazing!

Gillian Olson said...

Wow! I have never seen this flower before and it is beautiful. I love the time lapse effect in the pictures. Thank you

Liz said...

Another beautiful photo story of your lovely garden gradually blooming!
How gorgeous!

marijke said...

What a goudeous serie's from the birth of the calistomon. Beautiful.
Warm wishes Marijke

Kateri said...

Pretty amazing how you captured the bud unfurling. Love the swirl of the red as it opened.

Barb said...

Breathtaking! the flower is beautiful but your photography take my breath away!

Lauri said...

Unbelievable shots. I have never seen this flower before, at least not at every step of its development. Beautiful.

Yue said...

amazing shots! thank you for sharing.

Susan said...

Now this is just AMAZING!! Thanks...

Hope your day is blessed♥

deb duty said...

Again, you captured so much beauty! I wish I had that last flower in my yard. It looks like such a fun one to photograph. Thanks for linking up with this or that thursday!

Tara said...

Beautiful captures and I love the progression...gorgeous

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Thanks for linking up your beautiful and stunning series of the unfolding of the callistemon.

Anita said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! I am in awe of the beauty of God's creation...so unique...so diverse...so amazing! Thank you for capturing the birth of this beautiful flower!

Bren said...

love this series of photos. To see these blooms come to full life is amazing. And oh those reds and brilliant magenta!

sonyamacdesigns said...

what beautiful blooms and I so love your statement of faith!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

these pics are absolutely amazing! and your reflection about God's creation is exactly what i was thinking about as i was looking at some seashells.

kanak7 said...

Although the bottle brush is common here, I've never really seen the progression from bud to bloom. It's fascinating and your photos are beautiful!!

SquirrelQueen said...

It is fascinating to see the blooms open. I really like the progression of your shots.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful flowers.

Regards and best wishes

Indrani said...

Superb! I like this study. :)

guild-rez said...

As a gardener I have enjoyed your beautiful flowers. Here in Canada fall has arrived as can be seen in my post.

chubskulit said...

Such gorgeous blooms!

Today's Flower at my page. Have a blessed Sunday!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh my goodness... that is amazing! HE is so creative. I have never seen a plant like this. It is just beautiful! :)

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