Darling Buds of Spring

Darling Buds of Spring, Computer wire, hand dyed recycled buttons, felt, machine and hand stitch

Louise Wells

Our West Australian wildflowers must have been quite a surprise to
the new settlers of the Swan River Colony. The resilient Australian flora able to adapt to the extremes of drought, fire and flood look almost alien compared to the delicate wildflowers of England.

I imagine Brachyscome iberidifolia (Swan River Daisy), once dotted along the Swan River foreshore would have been a favourite. This adaptable and pretty flower, maybe the most familiar to the settlers, will grow happily in our harsh conditions.

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