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by Lynne Cargill (subscribe)
I'm a grandmother, a retired teacher, an avid reader and Pinterest addict who loves historical re-enactment, English Country Dance, writing and Op Shopping. My business www.Step Into History.com.au is designed to help children experience history.
Published October 5th 2014
My Mysterious Plant Discovery
As I parked to have a coffee at Coffee and Tea Merchants on the highway home, I noticed some unusual flowering pot plants at the neighbouring nursery.

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Watch out for this subtle sign.


Very like the coffee shop, this place looks nothing from outside but is well worth the stop. At the front is a small shop with fruit and veg, ice creams and a small range of local jams and honey.

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Fruit and veg, local jams and honey, ice cream


The nursery part is quite large and includes a wide range of plants as well as garden ornaments. I was quite tempted by Ned Kelly.

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A good selection of healthy plants.



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Ned's quite tempting.


Here are the 2 pot plants I couldn't resist. I have never seen them before. The nursery owner said he'd ordered a mixed tray and they aren't labelled. He'd no idea what they are either. The flower is like mix between a nasturtium and an orchid and the leaves have a geranium-ish look. If I saw them in an illustration I'd have thought they were an artists' invention. Now of course I have no idea what part of the garden to plant them in.

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Does anyone know what these are?

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Where: 1094 Steve Irwin Way, Glasshouse Mountains
Your Comment
Your plants are Aquilegia otherwise known as Granny bonnets. They are a beautiful old fashioned flowering perennial that loves the shade and grow really well in the cooler areas. There are many different pastel ish colors.
by mandy (score: 0|6) 750 days ago
These are granny's bonnets or Aqualegia.
by c.j.g (score: 0|6) 780 days ago
In the US they are Columbines. A beautiful delicate flower!
K. Connor
by Kec51 (score: 0|4) 1135 days ago
The flower looks like a Columbine, the state flower of Colorado.
by lzupa (score: 0|6) 1136 days ago
Agree, they're aqualegias. I had a friend in England who used to grow them. They are lovely.
by Lkham (score: 0|4) 1136 days ago
the flowers look loke columbines
by chris (score: 0|4) 1137 days ago
The mysterious flower is a columbine or granny's bonnet
by rosalind (score: 0|6) 1137 days ago
They are aqualegias!
by julie (score: 0|6) 1137 days ago
I have finally planted them while they are still alive. (The shell is my lizards drinking bowl!)
by Lynne Cargill (score: 2|674) 1135 days ago
Still alive even though it may not be shady enough where I put them. Hope they survive the summer.
by Lynne Cargill (score: 2|674) 1126 days ago
Yes agualegias.theyre gorgeous but fragile. Keep out of full sun up here. Better down south.
by Yolo. (score: 0|2) 1134 days ago
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