Toowoomba - Carnival of Flowers 2007
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  • Each year, the hilltop town of Toowoomba an hour west of Brisbane holds its Carnival of Flowers. We decided we'd head up there to celebrate our 10th anniversary as this was the city we had our first holiday together. It was also an opportunity to catch up with friends that had moved to the area.

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    Clivia miniata - yellow (quite rare)
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    Clivia minaita - orange (very common)
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    Mosaic sculpture in the overall winning garden
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    Gourds used decoratively as ducks
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    A bit of oriental style
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    Peacock iris
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    More clivia miniata - Michael loved them
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    The front yard of the winning garden
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    Another garden we visited. This year, there weren't many open gardens because of the drought
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    Ceanothus thyrsiflorus
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    One of the winning cottage gardens
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    At Queen's Park
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    Bee visiting Echium flowers
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    Snapdragons
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    Snapdragons and calendulas
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    Michael under the Boab tree
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    Bellis perenis
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    Tulips and pansies
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    The flower beds
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    Orange violas
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    Purple and yellow pansies
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    Masses of yellow violas
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    Dianthus
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    Masses of colour
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    Dutch Irises amongst the pansies
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    The garden from an elevated viewing point
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    Yet more pansies
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    Petunias
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    One lonely tulip
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    The illusion of water in a drought ridden town