A feast for the nose…

The scented garden, with the Husband enjoying his lunch in a patch of shade

The scented garden, with the Husband enjoying his lunch in a patch of shade

We’re on another road trip down to NSW, another 3,500km + round trip.  It’s getting to be a habit, and we have the journey down pat, complete with start times, fuel stops for the car, and fuel stops for us…

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The sweetly scented Yesterday,
Today and Tomorrow

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Curry plant, very aromatic in hot weather

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Edible sage foreground, salvia behind

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Rosemary, a huge bush of it

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The fountain and view through to the rest of the gardens, with a flame tree in the background

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Gorgeous furry red Kangaroo Paws

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Left is lemon scented geranium, right is peppermint scented geranium and lilac-flowered garlic chives in the background

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A beautiful lollipop shaped pink frangipani

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Kalanchoe beharensis: it’s like enormous furry grey elephant ears. Isn’t it awesome?

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This beautiful neon-red rose smells gorgeous, and look how brilliant the colour is in the sun!

This is a pictorial view of our lunchtime stopping place on the journey down.  It’s in public gardens in Rockhampton, and is quite beautiful.  We chose the area because of the fountain initially, but now it’s a favourite because of the way it smells!  They have laid out a scent garden: some perfumed, some culinary, some flowers, some foliage.  I don’t have any of my botanic books with me, so I can’t give Latin names, and can’t identify some of what you’ll see, but it all smells fabulous.

 

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5 thoughts on “A feast for the nose…

  1. segmation says:

    What awesome photos! Love them!

    • katechiconi says:

      Yup, that’s the puppy! Isn’t it fabulous! Sort of prehistoric looking. Thank you so much. K

      • My pleasure! I am glad to help and I was very glad to see your plants! How did you come by them?

      • katechiconi says:

        I don’t actually have any – yet! These are very fine specimens I photographed in the scented garden in a park in Rockhampton, a favourite place to stop for lunch when we’re travelling south. Now that I’ve seen your blog about them, I know I can grow one from a cutting. It’s going to be a while till we’re down there again; it’s a four hour drive. But when we do, I’ll be sure to get a leaf and grow me some babies from it.
        Thanks again for your help.

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