Across the road from our home are the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens.
They have a stunning range of plants particularly Rhododendrons and initially it was established as a garden for local Rhododendron and Azalea enthusiasts.
Although you are not allowed to take cuttings from inside the gardens there is nothing stopping you helping yourself to a few blooms that hang over the fence line onto the road.
This particular specimen I was fortunate to find of one of our daily dog walks along with the glorious bunch of Gum nuts!
I am never short of inspiration for my still life paintings where we live!