Flower power

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Spring punches in with a showy carpet of thick daisies here at Postberg (West Coast National Park) in the Western Cape.


40 thoughts on “Flower power

  1. Beautiful carpet of flowers Liz, that is something I have been wanting to see in our Western Australia after rain, but has so far eluded me, you have been blessed with a wonderful show:-)

    1. I was reading up on the daisy family – comprising some 25, 000 species distributed through the world!! There’re definitely osteospermum – so thick this year there’s hardly a gap in the fields. The mind boggles to think of the value of those fields at 8 pounds a shot!

    1. The daisies are very extravagant this year – stealing the show. Getting to see other species takes some spotting, really need to get down and close-up. The babiana and laperouisa are also coming up now. Pretty species.

    1. Isn’t it interesting how mother nature responds in different environments! Not least that the country here is in the grip of the worst drought in 100 years. We had rain in early autumn and this was enough get the seeds growing into this bumper showing.

  2. Now THAT’s a floral carpet! We keep joking about having carpets of flowers, but they are no-where near these photos.. This is amazing. 🙂 Australian’s plant lots of African daisies in garden beds, so I am used to seeing these flowers in small patches, neatly trimmed for the space.

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