Here, at the Ranch, our friend Larry has a parcel that has been in his family since the early 70s. His Uncle, after visiting the Blue Mountains in Australia and seeing the beautiful protea plants growing there, decided the climate at this Ranch parcel was similar. Larry’s uncle, after returning from Australia, began an incredible protea garden here at the Ranch.
These stunning plants, so often adorned with generous and impressive flowers, hail from Africa. The beautiful flowers are highly valued for floral work and are grown extensively for the cut-flower market.
Here are a few photos of these magnificent plants.
Here’s a view towards the ocean from the protea garden.
Here’s a shot of part of our “tour” group. This photo also gives you a sense for the size of most of these plants.
Hope you enjoyed this little garden tour. If you’d like to buy arrangements of protea from this garden check out my friend Larry’s site (the arrangements are GORGEOUS!):
Golden Hawk Protea
Happy Saturday everyone!