Plants are something I cannot resist so this trip was destined to result in some much loved purchases. Here is my bounty.
Abutilon- Chinese Lantern
Lily Pilly- 'Allyn Magic'
This is a delightful ground cover with soft vibrant tiny leaves and flowers. I will divide this so that I can use it for mini potted landscapes.
I have always wanted a maple tree but the climate in Brisbane limits the choices.
It has now been potted in this gorgeous, simple white ceramic pot that I paid $9 at a roadside pot shop on the way home.
We have been trying to grow moss for the last few months to put in our pots and at last we have had some success.
This is not a bonsai. It is a small plant in a lovely little pot. I don't think I will ever be able to produce true bonsai, but I think this little maple is beautiful.
I also bought this stunning pot from the same roadside pot shop. It only cost me $19 and will be perfect for the fig tree that I rescued from the kerbside pickup in the dark one evening. It was lying on the ground in a broken pot and hadn't been cared for in a while. It will be exciting to pot it up and will post photos when it's transformation is complete.