Sunday, July 31, 2011

A little bit of flowery fun


Meet Statler and Waldorf.

Banksias are Australian native flowers and baueri are the biggest of the species, with flowers that can be as big as 30 x 20cm or 12 x 8 inches!
Baueri are different to most Banksias because their texture is soft rather than coarse and spiky.
This is why they're also known as Woolly Banksias, Possom Banksias or even Teddy Bear Banksias.

So with all those cute names to choose from are you wondering why I've called mine Statler and Waldorf?
Because something about the two stems I have reminds me of Statler and Waldorf from The Muppets!!!

21 comments:

Karen said...

Great flowers.From your garden? Those guys were so good! The Muppet Show rocks (especially Animal the drummer)

Mary said...

Hee hee! This is the first time I have seen such a flower! Very pretty!

Terry said...

Sounds like a hint of the "Bad Banksia Men" from Mat Gibbs. Naw They were prickley.
Fun flowers Have a good week

Terry said...

Bad spelling or typing too late May Gibbs

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

I have never seen these before, they're amazing!

LynCC said...

ROFL!!! I was thinking they look like white fuzzy column-hats - you know, like those ones they wear at Buckingham Palace. . .

Karen said...

Perfect. Love your sense of humour!

Melissa P said...

Incredible. They're huge! Of course, any plant that has personality is high on my list of favorites. I have to say, Muppet look-alike plants take it to a new level.

regan said...

Rachael....those blooms are crazy fun! I've never seen them before. Does the plant have many blooms, or just the one at a time? And I think it's hysterical that you knew the names of Statler and Waldorf! HA!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I just want to reach in touch these 2 natives!!! I spy the eBulli cookbook there!!! Have a great week...Dzintra

Leuchtzeichen said...

...oh my god ... they are BIG!!!! I´ve never seen them before :-)))

Crazy flowers, but I like them

Heike ♥

Shay said...

I love Banksia. Yes they look exactly like the old dudes from the muppets!

Hope you've had an amazing weekend.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I have never seen those before...they look very soft and fluffy!

melissa said...

The Muppets was my fave show as a kid! I love those banksias too - so beautiful! Long weekend here today - Yay!

Have a great week Rach

x

smazoochie said...

Wow-zers!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

LOL they do look like those two from the Muppets :-)

Janet said...

Aren't they wonderful and how funny you are!!

Lynne S of Oz said...

hahahaha, wonderful!
The magnolias are in bloom in Sydney. I am entranced.

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Those are the craziest flowers I have ever seen. So neat! Thanks for sharing.

Di said...

Oh Rachael, you're a scream! But you're also right :-))

daisy said...

they are very big - and I bet they're very fluffy at the ends - and yes, just like Statler and Waldorf

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