Banksia coccinea, Western Australia
The Scarlet Banksia of Southern Western Australia can still be found in a few nature reserves and national parks in the Southwest corner of Australia. It flowers in spring. It is to a minor extent grown for cut flowers, too. Asians reportedly refuse to believe that the flowers are real and examine them to find out how they have been made. The numerous honey-eaters, parrots and other birds of the region find banksia flowers a very attractive source of food. Most banksia flowers - the total of…
Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Ideas
Many drought-tolerant plants offer less-showy blooms, but make up for it with interesting foliage, such as this Japanese bloodgrass. #landscaping #gardentips #bhg
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A lush, colourful, 'anything goes' garden in Northcote.
An easy-care coastal garden in Torquay with colourful plants
Sorting out a multi-level garden with beds sporting vibrant, low-growing plants has made this coastal patch in Torquay a standout.
Eucalyptus 'Moon Lagoon' • Australian Native Plants • Plants • 800.701.6517
Eucalyptus 'Moon Lagoon' - great for cut flowers, drought tolerant, prune regularly
Hakeas: different species and how to grow them
Hakeas are an Australian native plant species and a part of the extensive Proteaceae family. There are over 140 species of hakea, with the majority occurring in the southwest of Western Australia. Learn more about hakeas and how to grow them.
A dazzling plant you’ve never seen before
This, my friends, is Grevillea 'Long John'. I'm very excited to introduce you to him because there is nothing about this plant not to love. It is waterwise, easy to grow, and a real show-off whether it is in flower or not. It gets about 8' tall, so plan on making it a focal point in your…
Flowering Gum Trees | Nurseries Online
Flowering Gum Trees or Flowering Eucalypts include a wide range of species, some with large spectacular flowers, others with less significant, although equally important flowers.
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…
James Headland on Instagram: “This native garden has been a real pleasure seeing it grow... arrived the other day to see this beautiful display. Always struggled to grow…”
This native garden has been a real pleasure seeing it grow... arrived the other day to see this beautiful display. Always struggled to grow the #flannel flowers they seem to be loving there new home.
Plant pairing: kangaroo paw and blue oat grass
Blue Oat Grass (Helictotrichon sempervirens) and Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos). The silver blue of the grass really sets off the orange: exponentially more striking than Kangaroo Paw on its own. Kan…
Mixing together different types of ornamental grasses always creates a visually terrific contrast in the landscape. This lovely border is a perfect example of that where decorative grasses of differen (Diy Garden Borders)
Grevillea victoriae 'Murray Valley Queen' | plant lust
This very showy cultivar differs from the basic form of this species in having rusty orange flowers in more prolific large compound racemes thus covering the plant much more thoroughly than the regular form though the new growth still sticks up above the flowers. Also the leaves are rounder and a little bit less silvery and the plant in my garden anyways has a more open spreading habit to about 6' tall by 9' wide. Like the regular form it has done well in my garden with no care though it…