Sunshine on a Stem - Burdett’s Banksia, Western Australia

Sunshine on a Stem - Burdett’s Banksia, Western Australia I believe this is the most captivating and beautiful flower I have ever seen.

Banksia - These Australian wildflowers and popular garden plants are easily recognized by their characteristic flower spikes and fruiting "cones" and heads.

AUSTRALIAN NATIVE: Banksia - These Australian wildflowers and popular garden plants are easily recognized by their characteristic flower spikes and fruiting "cones" and heads.

Snow Gum Tree Bark...what a contrast in a Aussi garden! Miss the smell of them...not the mess and sweeping the leaves off the patio ;)

Snow Gum Tree Bark - natural tree which creates iridescent colours when under-layers are exposed.

Another ground cover flowering plant that does well in Australian climates, and is also good for allergy sufferers.

Banksia ~These Australian wildflowers and popular garden plants are easily recognized by their characteristic flower spikes and fruiting "cones" and heads.

Musk Cottage. Flinders, Mornington Peninsula. Weekender of Rick Eckersley.

It was pouring with rain the day I got to see Musk Cottage as part of the Australian Landscape Conference tour. But it was such a wonderful garden, … Continue reading →

Rain garden · Design Phillip Johnson, MIFGS 2012 · http://www.gardendrum.com/2012/09/10/make-a-rain-garden/#

Raingardens are popping up all over the country. They look incredible and are a great way to save water and protect our environment from erosion and pollution. Find out everything you ever need to know about our water wise friend, the raingarden.

Australian natives in a cottage garden

Cut Leaf Daisy (Brachyscome) - Australian native, ideal ground cover, prolific flowering, many colours available

Large chalky white gumnuts of the gungurru (Eucalyptus caesia 'Silver Princess')

Gum-nuts Seed pods from Australian Silver Princess eucalyptus, King's Park Perth.by Chris Ring

Banksia spinulosa 'Birthday Candles' (anpsa.org.au)

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

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