Almost perfect Protea

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Wilting, Dead or Aging Flowers

Most people are familiar with pink proteas. I spied this cream one in a nursery on a trip away, many years ago and I have treasured it ever since.

I bought it as a small plant from a nursery in the Adelaide Hills and protected it during its more than 600 km journey home here to Patho. It grew and prospered but sadly it has fallen over and is struggling to stay alive.

My life cycle of a flower.


The flowers are just beautiful. I didn’t notice the large fly until I posted the picture!