Photo Theme of the Month

Quirky and Unusual Plants

Each month we ask you to send us photos on a particular theme so that we can share them with fellow garden lovers at a time when they may not be able to get out and see them for themselves.

For the month of June, we’d love to see photos of quirky and unusual plants — they might be growing in the garden, in a pot or maybe they're something weird and wonderful you’ve spotted in a nursery or a public garden. Perhaps you’re a collector? Let’s celebrate the botanical curiosities that put the fun and passion into gardening! 

Email your photos to us in high resolution (minimum 500KB) any time in June and we’ll share the best to Instagram and Facebook.

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This gorgeous flower is Leucocoryne ‘Caravelle’ or ‘Glory of the Sun’ photographed in the conservatory at Wave Hill Gardens in New York - a stunning bulb from Chile.

You can see the live post on Instagram.

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This is the Lily of the Valley Tree (Crinodendron patagua), bought from a Melbourne rare plant nursery just over 20 years ago. It’s rarely seen in gardens but is a great understorey shrub. It’s also unusual because instead of flowering in summer, it’s been flowering in autumn and winter this year.

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Porcelain Vine, Ampelopsis brevipedunculata var. maximowiczii 'Elegans'. This quirky vine has variegated leaves, pastel pink tendrils and turquoise, green and blue berries that are a highlight in autumn. 

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Look at the outrageous fluorescent foliage of the Concordia Golden Oak (Quercus robur ‘Concordia’) featured here at Bank House open garden. What a great feature tree!


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