Yesterday I went to our local garden nursery to get bonsai potting mix. Like usual, I walked around the large display area to see some of the interesting plants. Then this bright red and green Kangaroo Paw flowers caught my attention.

I know that kangaroo paw is a native plant of Australia, and most plants in my garden are not native. Kangaroo paw don’t tolerate normal fertilizer and it needs special fertilizer designed for Australian native plants. But I just love the hairy bright coloured little flowers. They look weirdly pretty. So I bought one of the plants.

I am planning to grow it in a container and place it in a sunny position away from frost. If later it is happy and thriving, I will be lucky. If later it is miserable and sulking, well just bad luck. I will give it a try!