One of my favourite grassland plants.... Craspedia, otherwise known as Billy Buttons

Native Australian grassland plant- Craspedia, otherwise known as Billy Buttons

Lochiel Park - behind the fence. Kangaroo paws, grasses. Can anyone identify the silver leafed shrubs and the taller green shrubs behind the kangaroo paws?

Lochiel Park - behind the fence. Can anyone identify the silver leafed shrubs and the taller green shrubs behind the kangaroo paws?

[INFOGRAPHIC] Top 10 Native Australian Foods You Need In Your Kitchen | 1 Million Women

Australian bush foods are rarely seen in shopping baskets or on restaurant menus, but this is starting to change in Australia and around the world. A 1 Million Women special infographic.

Australian native bush garden >>> Good idea for the house up the Coast, at least in the areas of yard not being shaded out by trees or used for herbs and veges.

Australian native bush garden >>> Good idea front of Beresford, at least in the areas of yard not being shaded out by trees or used for herbs and veges.

Also know as Australian Tea Tree (leptospermum laevigatum), most of the 86 different Leptospermum species make desirable garden plants and are available with white, pink or red flower shades. Cultivars range in size from 3-26 feet, so read labels carefully to avoid extra pruning. Leaves are evergreen and small. Hardiest are L. scoparium, L. lanigerum, L. liversidgei, L. polygalifolium, and L. rupestre, all of which can tolerate temperatures to -18°F; others are sensitive to frost. They…

Leptospermum scoparium, Ruby Glow: New Zealand Tea Tree, cold and drought tolerant, blooms Winter to Spring, zones-unknown.

The Hairpin Banksia (Banksia spinulosa) is a species of woody shrub, of the genus Banksia in the Proteaceae family, native to eastern Australia. Widely distributed, it is found as an understorey plant in open dry forest or heathland from Victoria to northern Queensland, generally on sandstone though sometimes also clay soils. It generally grows as a small shrub to 2 metres (7 ft) in height, though can be a straggly tree to 6 metres (20 ft).

The Hairpin Banksia (Banksia spinulosa) is a species of woody shrub, of the genus Banksia in the Proteaceae family, native to eastern Australia.

My habitat for the Australian Native Bee. Logs with holes drilled in them, sticks, twigs, hollow bamboo, grasses. It looks good in the garden.

habitat for the Australian Native Bee. Logs with holes drilled in them, sticks, twigs, hollow bamboo, grasses.

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