Japan is also known for their beautiful and unique garden designs. That’s why other countries are inspired to create their own version of Japanese garden. In fact, even in different houses, lots of homeowners are inclined to have their Japanese garden. Here the top 10 most beautiful Japanese garden from the different countries:
Japanese Garden – Buenos Aires, Argentina
The floral emblem of Victoria in Australia is the Epacris impressa or also known as Common health. It comes from the family of Epacridaceae. It was declared as the floral emblem last November 11, 1958. Jacques-Julien Houton de Labillardiere is a botanist who first saw the flower in Tasmania.
Do you love butterflies? I love to see them, especially if they come in different colors. There are only rare gardens which have butterflies. So, if you have them in your garden, you are fortunate. So, you better take care of them. An article written by Tom Oder from http://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/to-attract-butterflies-dont-kill-the-caterpillars, if you want to have butterflies in your garden, you should not kill the caterpillars. Do not be tempted to spray them with insecticide or kill them with your tools. In fact, he emphasizes that it is good to plant caterpillar plants if you want to attract butterflies. The female butterflies would only lay their eggs on that plant. An example of caterpillar plant is pipevine (Aristolochia tomentosa). You can also plant passion flower. Although butterflies will feed on nectar plants, this is still useless if you don’t have caterpillar plants because they won’t lay their eggs on those plants.
“Beautiful plants like roses are like a movie set to butterflies,” Glassberg says. “Caterpillars don’t feed on them, so they don’t have any functionality for butterflies.”
Cooktown Orchid or its scientific name is Dendrobium phalaenopsis comes from the family of Orchidaceae. The botanic name is still in debate today. Last 1959, it was proclaimed as the floral emblem of Queensland. It is easily cultivated in the native land of Queensland. It was first collected by Dr Thomson. It was named by a botanist named John Lindley. It is commonly found in trees and branches.
The plant can grow up to 80 centimeters in height. It can bare lilac, purple, or rarely white flowers which grow 10 to 40 centimeters long. When cultivated, it can produce flowers all year long. But if it is grown in the wild, it may only produce flowers during summer.
If you would read my posts in the past few weeks, you will find out about the different floral emblems of the states in Australia. Today, I will introduce to you the floral emblem of the Northern Territory.