Thursday, December 3, 2009

Confessions of an overzealous Plant Collector......................





Ive been doing a job in Melbourne for a little while. Im staying in a hotel in the city which has a pretty uninspiring view into an office block. This hasn't stopped me from buying more plants at every opportunity, and they are lined up along the window to catch the sun. It also means I will have to drive home rather than flying! The Marrubium suppinum that I bought from Lambley Nursery has been flowering. I cant wait to get these plants home and into some big pots. This post was so grey I had to include a photo of Marrubium in its natural habitat - the mountainous region of central and Southern Spain. Apparently the name is derived from the Hebrew word marob, commemorating the bitterness of the juice when this plant was eaten to commemeorate passover.

4 comments:

Ian Percy said...

Very interesting plant and great photo. called marrubio in Spain, marroio-branco in Portugal.
It is related to the herb Horehound which is a bitter herb once used to make beer.

Kiki said...

These are such beauties..very lovely!Great shots!

azplantlady said...

They are very beautiful. I like the delicate flowers. I can totally relate to having to drive home because of the plants you have purchased :D

amanda evans said...

love these photos...
i know nothing or even less than nothing but love the top pic

xx