Workshop in Australia – Day 2
The 2 weeks in Australia have been quite the whirlwind, and Holly and I have been back home for a week already. Now it is time to catch up on some posts to document this wonderful trip!
The day after we arrived in Sydney we went bright and early to the fabulous flower market. It was very busy there! Florists were waiting at the door to get in. Even though the winter was around the corner, the selection was fantastic and it was such a feast to see endless varieties of native plants, such as grevilleas and proteas and so many varieties of eucalyptus pods.
After buying lots of flowers for the workshop we headed to the flower farm Jonima where owner Ingrid gave us a wonderful tour. In the greenhouse she and her husband grow thousands of gerbera daisies – their bread and butter as she calls it. And in the fields it is an explosion of native shrubs, perennials and annuals.
We also walked through the forested area and I found lots of fabulous bark for the woodland class.
Thank you Michelle for the great pictures!
Craig, whose farm we visited the previous day – he grows a wealth of grevilleas, proteas, kangoroo paws and much more
Ingrid at Jonima farms, in the greenhouse with thousands of gerbera daisies
She grows lots of icelandic poppies
and interesting natives
canna lily – I loved the seedpods!
loved this orange vine
and she also grows lots of succulents
they used macadamia nut shells for the fuel – interesting concept!
treasures found during our walk in the woods