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!!!

A little bit of flowery fun

21 comments

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

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

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

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  4. Bad spelling or typing too late May Gibbs

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

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

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  7. Perfect. Love your sense of humour!

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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!

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

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

    Crazy flowers, but I like them

    Heike ♥

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

    Hope you've had an amazing weekend.

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

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  14. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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  20. 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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