I’ve been so busy watering the southern end of my Balcony Garden, where my herbs and veggies are as far as possible from the Air-conditioning outlet’s hot blast of air, I hadn’t noticed the Eucalyptus tree in front of the fence rail had some frothy new flower blooms.
Since Eucalyptus is a genus of over seven hundred species of flowering trees, shrubs or mallees in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae, I’m going to guess and say my Gum tree is a Southern Blue Gum.
The flower is really pretty.
There are 7-8 of these small young trees in a row in front of my apartment block on the northern end and they have grown approximately 5 feet in the 3 1/2 years I’ve lived here. My tree has grown broad and slightly lower than the others and from the regular noise from the thick foliage, I suspect it is home to a few avian creatures.
I rarely see a bird in the thick foliage although regular long-time followers may remember I photographed a tiny New Holland Honeyeater chick 2 years ago towards the end of December.
Please let me know in the comments section if I have the wrong tree species name.