City Farm’s plant of the month is Hovea acutifolia, an erect bushy shrub to 2 metres. It has clusters of pretty purple pea-flowers from late winter to early spring.
We have had a mild winter, so the wildflowers began blooming in early August. As the flowering time for our wildflowers is quite short, by early September some may well be beginning to wane, so don’t miss the opportunity to see them.
You may notice the yellows, whites and pinks as you drive locally, but it is worth taking a walk to see the true beauty of these plants.
Wildflowers grow in profusion on many tracks accessible from the roads around Rainbow Beach, Cooloola Cove and Tin Can Bay. Recently, I had a stroll through the Tin Can Bay Wildflower Walk and I would really recommend it.
It is accessible from the corner of Emperor St and Oyster Parade and is a lovely walk at any time, but especially in late winter and early spring.
Please record on your calendar that our Open Day is on October 1, from 9am-1pm. There will be lots of plant information , tree give-aways and a sausage sizzle. Come and join us!
Cooloola City Farm, opposite the Community Centre, on Tin Can Bay Road, is open to the public for plant sales on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am-3pm, ph: 07 54862304, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cooloolacityfarm.org
Free Guided Walk
Learn all about the wildflowers of Rainbow Beach. Join in for a walk and talk among the wildflowers, meet at Rainbow Beach Library on Monday 5 September, 10am. Bookings essential: 5486 3705