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Eremophila and Arid Lands

20130313_115345In some things I kind of follow “dog rules” particularly the one that says ” never refuse the opportunity to go for a ride in the car”. Ok, I sort of draw the line at sticking my head out of the window. I believe the Attitude Adjustment Organisaton – commonly known as the Police – tend  to take a dim view of that sort of thing. Anyway, it is 5:30 am and I am about to go for a shower. My younger  son telephoned me yesterday and  said that  he and his partner (Trish/Patricia)  are going to Adelaide  and would I be interested in coming down with them. He’s a systems engineer and I always thought he had brains and  then he asks such a foolish question. Trish is going to a training course, Andrew is going into the Head Office, so they will drop me off in the city and pick me up later in the afternoon. That kind of works for me.

On Saturday  my older son and I are going to drive to the Arid Lands Botanic Garden. I want to look at some native plants – I don’t have a problem with native plants and shrubs,  only with Eucalyptus  trees in urban areas.  The above photograph was taken in front of the library and I asked what that silver plant was and all they could tell me was that it was a native shrub. I went to the Garden Center and they confirmed that it was a native but they didn’t have any. That  being so I decided to go through to the Arid Lands Botanic Garden, which is the  native arid plants center for this entire region. John and I will go through tomorrow and as an added inducement I promised to buy him lunch whilst we are there The Botanic Garden has a lovely cafeteria.

Had a good day in Adelaide and managed to get most of the things I wanted done. There were other things I would have liked to have got done but they will have to wait until another time when I  am down there with the car. We were back home by 9pm.  This morning (Saturday) John and I will drive through to the Botanic Gardens. Later this afternoon we have visitors from  inter-state who will be here for the next few days. Busy weekend.

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3 comments on “Eremophila and Arid Lands

  1. Not seeing the Eremophila reference in the writing… is that what the silver plant is? Almost looks like an Artemesia to my aged eyes…

    I will never forgive your country for sending Eucalyptus trees our way, but I do have to give a thank you for the Eremophilas! Love the heat, can’t kill them with the cold and golly if they don’t bloom non-stop.. except for the blue flowered ones, that is..

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  2. Well, you can blame California for that – they brought them over there. :o) No one was really sure what the plant was so I went looking for Eremophila at the Arid Lands. Next post – is what I bought whilst we were there.

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  3. Curious… you aren’t mentioning any succulents. I know we paid you back for Eucalyptus trees by invading you with Prickly Pear cactus… but do you have any native succulents?

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