We had a lot of trouble focusing on Monday - so much to see. I can't organize the rest of this - it will be here's a plant, here's another. I was looking at all those red rhododendron bracts in the rhody posting - here are Trochodendron aralioides bracts. Is anyone tired of Melliodendron xylocarpum flower photos yet? These are from my favourite tree, the one with the pink flowers, at the top of what I think is the Meyer Glade. And they are still in bloom (obviously), whereas the one at the entrance plaza is totally finished. In the Australian section of the Alpine Garden is my favourite eucalpytus - Eucalyptus rubida. The lower leaves are round, and the higher ones increasingly narrow and pointy. Very cool red stems and veins. I first photographed it in 2015 - August 19, 2015 - Blues, have been watching that wispy thing become a real tree.