Native, Drought Tolerant Plants for Your Yard
Given our current drought situation in Southern California, THIS was the best year to take out our front lawn and put in native, drought tolerant plants. My city offered us $1 per square foot of lawn that we took out and replaced with native, drought tolerant plants, so we jumped on board with that. I don't even miss that green lawn - it was full of weeds and expensive to keep it green in the summer. We landscaped it so that there is plenty of room for these plants to grow and fill i…
Leucospermum 'Scarlet Ribbon' (Pincushion)
Incredibly beautiful, Leucospermum 'Scarlet Ribbon' (Pincushion) is a compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with large, salmon pink flower clusters resembling pincushions and purplish-red stripings resembling bright red ribbons. Borne at the end of each branch, they are produced in such abundance that they cover the plant from late spring to midsummer. The vibrant green foliage is tough and leathery, and spirally arranged on the stems. 'Scarlet Ribbon' is a charming hybrid which results from a…
Portfolio: Garden Design Bulli - Mallee Design
Mallee Design native Australian garden design. Servicing Southern Sydney Bulli Coledale Thirroul Wollongong Sutherland Shire Illawarra. Landscape Designer Native plant specialist and horticulturist. Sustainable gardens, Wildlife habitat conservation and land management.
40 Garden Ideas for a Small Backyard
Do you have a small backyard? Now everyone wants their home and garden to look terrific. Its very easy to look at a large yard and get envious of a bigger space. But we have a terrific treat just for you: 40 projects that are especially great for smaller backyards. If you have a petite space then we recommend you focus on one to three “must have” elements to your backyard. Whether that is a veggie garden, garden bench or even a pond. Most likely you can have just about anything your heart…
Violets: Grow, Decorate, Drink! - Flowers for Everyone Blog
We love violets! Their hardiness and long flowering period make them ideal for the garden, they look super sweet in a vase, & are fab for use in cooking.
Magnificent Adelaide garden grown from recycled materials
Recycling and starting small can lead to big things in the hands of a passionate gardener.