Everyone say g’day to one of our favorite Australians, Frank Greenhalgh, who will teach us that if you are Down Under and someone says, “Nice pigface,” it isn’t necessarily an insult: 

“Hello there fellow GPOD’ers.  After an unusually dry winter and early spring, native plants have now flowered nicely in Metung in the state of Victoria, Australia.  Evergreen plants endemic to either the southwest of the state of Western Australia or the eastern coast of the continent grow well in our environment (Mediterranean climate; acidic sandy loam; few frosts).  You may not be familiar with some of these plants, and hence, I have posted some photos of their flowers for your information and, hopefully, enjoyment.”

Mottlecah (Eucalyptus macrocarpa) -  A small tree with the largest flowers (up to 4 inches) of all gum trees 

Long-leaved wattle tree (Acacia longifolia)

Tea-tree (Leptospermum spectabile) -  A medium-size shrub

Blueberry ash (Elaeocarpus reticulatus) – A small tree

Round-leaved mint bush (Prostanthera rotundifolia) - Small shrub

‘Poorinda Ballerina’ mint bush (Prostanthera 'Poorinda Ballerina') – A small to medium-size bush

Pigface (Carpobrotus rossii) – A succulent ground cover 

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