Friday 22 September 2006

A little pea

Kennedia microphylla is an exquisite plant—a perfect miniature of its bigger, bolder cousins. Another Kennedia from south-western Australia, this species grows well in Melbourne. Although it prefers a free-draining soil, it seems to be doing well on my horrible clay. I planted it late last year and this is its first opportunity to flower. These are the first tiny blooms. I'm expecting heaps more.

Among the other Kennedia species in my garden is this one: K. beckxiana. I won't write much about it now, except to say that I'm looking forward to it opening up. It has a huge scarlet flower. Very spectacular.