Monday 2 March 2015


Last week we visited the Banksia Nursery in Wantirna, an outer suburb of Melbourne. It is located at 530 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South and it is quite a large complex, with nursery, garden supplies, greenhouses, ponds and water plants and also a café on the grounds. We always enjoy visiting there and always come away with a new plant or two.

The murals seem to be de rigueur in nurseries and this one was no exception, with the two illustrated here. The bucolic as well as the humorous...

The blue display is for a good cause, "Beyond Blue", which is an organisation working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience.

The orange and yellow display is for the imminent approach of Autumn to the Southern Hemisphere, and there were certainly more than one indication of this in the garden these past couple of weeks.

This post is part of the Monday Mellow Yellows meme,
and also part of the Mandarin Orange Monday meme,
and also part of the Monday Murals meme,
and also part of the Blue Monday meme.


  1. Hi Nick,

    I'm sure you're not happy that your summer is over, but you sure had a gorgeous one. I love the group of blue items!

    Thanks for making Blue Monday special.
    I'm looking forward to reading your comment on my Crayon Dress post. Please come back.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  2. lovely blue dolls and more...

    have fun!

  3. Nick, this is a beautiful post! Love all the blue! What fun a special event for Blue! I like all these gorgeous shares. Have a terrific week.

  4. Now that's what I call a cool nursery. I like that it has a cafe attached to it.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

  5. If only they looked that good in my garden Nick.

  6. Nurseries always generate such hope in gardeners. The mural helps fuel our fantasies about our gardens. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

  7. I want to go to your flower shop with my camera too!!:) Fancy us both doing flowers this week.... happy flowers too:) Thanks Nick.


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