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In the 1880's a quiet, earnest young man settled in Santa Rosa, California and established a Nursery. Without any formal training Luther Burbank went on to become one of California's most respected Horticulturalists so much so that Californians now celebrate this man's birthday as Arbor Day and plant trees in his memory. Famously known for developing the Burbank Potato, a potato that could be boiled, fried or roasted and hold its shape and the spineless cactus which could be planted on California's arid farms providing cattle access to edible cactus pads laden with moisture. In 1905 Luther Burbank drew attention to the beautiful flora of Western Australia by creating a hybrid between a Californian wildflower and the Australian Everlasting Daisy which he called 'Australian Star'. The result was a long blooming flower that once cut the blossoms retained their colour and form, lasted for months and was easy to grow from seed in any type of soil. As Americans loved their daisies this flower became very popular. Everlasting Daisies are also very popular in Australia and here at Native Bunch we love including them in our native flower posies and bunches. Below is a photo of some beautiful yellow daisies we recently used. You can find photos of how we put them to use on our Past Flowers page at https://www.nativebunch.com.au

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