My first post of the year and my 400th post on this blog. I’m not sure how many more flowers and gardens I can possibly find to blog about, but I shall try my best to find some.
The Poor Knights Lily, or Raupo Taranga, Xeronema, is one of New Zealand’s finest flowering plants and ranks as one of the best horticultural subjects. When in flower it produces an amazing flower stalk with a stunning bottlebrush red flower.
Unfortunately I was too late to catch it in flower, but the seed head left behind is both structurally and texturally interesting. Here’s a post with one in flower – the Minack Theatre in Cornwall.