Turn left at the calendulas

If you’re planning a visit to Mudgee, don’t expect traffic lights.

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On Church and Market Streets the silver buds on the Manchurian Pears slowly swell allĀ  through the winter months. In August they will explode with beautiful white blossoms.

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The small garden at the War Memorial clock tower is planted every year with purple pansies. Their modest, self-effacing flowers stoically endure the rigours of winter. On cold mornings their heads bend low under the weight of frost, but by lunch time their faces are upturned to the gather the winter sunlight once again.

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If you lose your bearings driving through Mudgee, you can always turn left at the calendulas.

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And if you’re heading out of town on the Lue Road, look out for frosted willows.

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Take a closer look if you can.

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Enjoy Mudgee in winter!

 

 

 

4 Comments Add yours

  1. I always enjoy Winter in Mudgee…and Spring and Autumn! Summer? Not so much! Another day closer to rain…Mel

  2. My Dream Garden says:

    Agreed! The seasonal variation here is so interesting and inspiring, but summer- I could definitely give it a miss.

  3. tonytomeo says:

    Wow, that is more frost than we get!
    So . . . . it gets hot is summer AND cold in winter?!?!

  4. My Dream Garden says:

    That’s right Tony. It makes choosing plants a challenge. For annuals I look for hot zone varieties in summer and the opposite in winter. It does limit our choices. Luckily roses love it out here.

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