Year End Beauty

This is an emerging crimson bottlebrush (Callistemon viminalis) flower spike I noticed this morning on the tree overhanging my trash/recycling/compost area. What a marvelous image to hold for the new year!

9 thoughts on “Year End Beauty

  1. Angela says:

    Very beautiful, never have seen this before! Your miniatures are out of this are a master ! Thanks for sharing! Ange

  2. Barbara W. says:

    At first I thought it was tiny bunches of coloured wire. We have nothing like that here – only wannabe Christmas trees as far as the eye can see.

  3. Nancy Enge says:

    Hmmm. I read that bottlebrush can be grown in pots. Not that I’m recommending it… I believe in local natives and similar-climate cultivars. But as I mentioned, though these plants are ubiquitous ’round here, I’ve never noticed the particular process of flowering. That’s my carry-thru thought for the new year!

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