Don't feed flowers to your pet - dogs and cats though, as some flowers are poisonous and highly toxic. We once had a cat who couldn't resist jumping up onto the kitchen bench to have a good munch on freshly bought shallots. Goodness knows why? He must have loved the smell! Shallots may be toxic to cats though so we had to take them away from him. I know shallots are not flowers.!! :)
It is only very recently that I learned of the existence of Pygmy Possums. I had no idea that a possum so small existed.
There is a Banksia plant called a Pygmy Possum because it is a dwarf version of of the ‘ Old Man Banksia’ which is featured in the children’s book Possum Magic by Australian Author May Gibbs.
It’s a belief of mine that we should live every moment of our lives with fun, laughter, and joy. Some would say live life with passion!
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Jacarandas, not Australian natives, flower in October in Brisbane Australia where I live, and they are absolutely beautiful creating huge umbrellas of soft purply blue and dropping blooms to the ground below creating a gorgeous carpet of colour. Before they finish flowering, I plan on wearing my new Jacaranda coloured Cycling jersey and laying down amidst the carpet of blooms to get a photo. (Watch this space as the joyful but crazy photo is coming.) Awesome!! Yay!!