Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Our beautiful native Flora.

I belong to a volunteer group that cares for a heritage railway building that serves as budget accommodation.
 We  work there, cleaning, bed making and general duties that are involved with any such  building and service.
As an extra  way of raising funds we often undertake BBQ"s, morning teas and catering jobs to bring in a few extra dollars.
One such job that we do  each spring is the BBQ and Morning tea stall at the local Bilby Blooms Native Nursery open day.
I have written about this before, but thought I would share our latest catering  day again .
We arrive about 7.30 am ,set up our marquees,  and get to work.
We have a constant stream of people throughout the day and it is a social day for us as much as a working day. Our men run the BBQ and  the ladies run the morning teas.
Bilby Blooms Native Nursery is not open  daily to the public, it is a small operation that opens only by appointment and has a couple of open days  a year. They sell at markets  around the area and also supply seedlings to other  nurseries.
On the  open day they have a large selection of plants available for purchase and many people take advantage of the opportunity  to purchase local plants raised in local conditions.
The owners of the nursery Anthony and Annabelle are wonderful people, active in the  community , serving on a few of the volunteer groups. On the open day Anthony takes guided walking tours around the nursery, giving helpful tips and  guidance on the growing and care of  the native plants.
Many people take advantage of the usually lovely spring weather and sit around the lovely gardens  enjoying the company of others and their surroundings.
I went for a wander around the  nursery grounds and took a few photos when we had a quiet few moments.
The gardens were gorgeous and I was lucky to catch this fellow in one of the trees, he wasn't the least bit afraid of me,
And I thought these fellows were cute too, wouldn't mind a few of them for my garden, I have a thing about emus.
Some of the native blooms are really stunning,
There were many,many more  but I just picked out a few to share.
We took our drone with us that day and  asked Anthony and Annabelle if they would like us to send it up and get some aerial pictures of the nursery and they  said they would love us to.
Below is one of the drone photos we took from up above.
We enjoy our day at Bilby Blooms, and it is a financially  profitable day for us and we probably will continue to do this if allowed the opportunity.
It's good when all the local groups can support each other in this way and helps make it easier all round for volunteer  fundraising which is the backbone and social support  for most small country towns.
Without all our volunteer groups and wonderful workers we would not have half the facilities  and services that we have come to appreciate and expect in this day and age..
I hope you all take care and will catch up again in the near future,


  1. stunning indeed
    glad the day went well for it

    thanx for sharing

  2. We had a great day Selina, very pretty spot, not to far from here. I love our annual days there.

  3. Gosh you guys have some fun. I so miss being part of a community. Here i am in the big smoke and im so isolated with my two Aspie men who never leave the house and dont like me too either. Visitors are frowned upon. Thank goodness i work.