Sunday, 10 July 2011

Wattles before Wattle Day

As Australia's national flower the wattle is celebrated with a National day on the 1st of September each year, however many of our wattles are coming into flower now and will be finished flowering when their day comes around. So seems appropriate that they should get featured now as they also herald that Spring is just around the corner. We have a number of wattle species native to our area and we have also planted others for their colourful display. There are over 1200 species of wattles, Acacia ranging from small shrubs to large trees and the green of the leaves and gold of the flowers are celebrated in our National sporting colours.


  1. Lovely photos of a really beautiful flower. Best wishes Caroline

  2. Thank you Caroline, wattles are wonderful photographic subjects, so many shades of yellow and varied in form.