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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Bloom Day/Bird Day

This is Geraldton wax flower, Chamelaucium uncinatum, heading toward the end of its long, rewarding bloom season. This plant is one of the older, less refined varieties attaining an eventual gangling 8 to 10 feet or so in height. I had an older one, nearly a tree in stature, which died after many years. I didn't have the heart to cut down the gnarled trunk and main branches; so they remain in place and I use them to hang the finch feeder. Speaking of finches, there's still time to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. Get out there tomorrow and count those birds; and while you're at it see if there's any cool bugs out as well.

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