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.