Bird of Paradise

I think that every week should start with flowers. They’re cheerful and they have the power to make you stop for a second or two and maybe even take a deep breath before heading into a new week. Our flowers on this Monday come from DavidinOz and they are indeed breathtaking.

Bird of Paradise and Sturt Desert Pea. The pea is the Floral emblem of South Australia. SA exports a lot of flowers, but we cannot sell the desert pea to Japan as the Japanese think the “eye” is watching them.

Thanks David. We all appreciate the blast of colour and cheer.

©David Brindley, all rights reserved

©David Brindley, all rights reserved

©David Brindley, all rights reserved


  1. rq says

    David has the best flowers ever!
    I know the desert pea from Australian wildflower books and pamphlets and children’s storybooks my grandma used to send me. They still seem a bit weird and alien and utterly wonderful (never seen ’em in real life).

  2. kestrel says

    I agree -- the Desert Pea almost looks surreal in its vividness. I’d never even heard of it; what a beautiful flower. I’m amazed at the Bird of Paradise and how there’s more than one blooming at the same time! I’ve only ever seen one in bloom. There were more plants there, but they were not interested in blooming.

  3. Nightjar says

    Wow, the Desert Pea is amazing and completely new to me!

    The Bird of Paradise is beautiful and familiar to me. I don’t have it, but for some reason almost all of my neighbours have one in their gardens.

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