Broken banksia branch – beautiful bowl of blooms!

Yesterday we discovered that a branch had broken off our banksia in the back yard.  We think that borers were the cause of the problem.

banksia treeYou can see where my husband neatened up the broken part of the tree.

banksia branch brokenThe tree is unusual in that the needles on it are variegated, or at least look variegated.  Originally we thought that the tree was suffering some sort of nutrient deficiency but the tree continues to produce beautiful banksia blooms so we are not really sure what the cause of the yellowy needles is.

banksia bloomsThe broken branch provided me with some lovely blooms to take indoors.  I love having cut flowers inside.

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