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Hakea laurina (Pin-cushion Hakea)

Hakea laurina (Pin-cushion Hakea) is one of the most beautiful native plants of south-western Australia. In Italy and America its uses include street and hedge planting. by David Lade, via ShutterStock

Eucalyptus ficifolia: Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra, the capital city of Australia.

Eucalyptus ficifolia: Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra, the capital city of Australia. The garden supports a living collection of around individual plants arranged in 40 hectares of themed sections. It is the largest scientific colle

Tea tree (Leptospermum minutifolium). I would like to see this in an espalier form.

Most species are endemic to Australia, but some species grow in New Zealand,Malaysia. A shrub or small tree, early settlers soaked the leaves in boiling water to make a brewed tea rich in ascorbic acid (vit C).

Is it Time to Reconsider Using Australian Natives?

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.

Callistemon. native Australian flower - commonly called bottlebrush - loved by all nectar loving birds.

native Australian flower - commonly called bottlebrush - loved by all nectar loving birds. My street is lined with these.

Leucospermum 'Yellow Bird' • Australian Native Plants Nursery • Plants • 800.701.6517

Leucospermum 'Yellow Bird' part of the Proteaceae family with Yellow flowers flowering in Spring - early summer avaliable from Australian Native Plants located in Ventura, CA

wire trellis for climbing roses. Maybe good design for garage wall.

Many garden trellises to choose from: Metal Trellis, Wood Trellis, Planter Trellis, Wire Trellis, Twig Trellis and more. You can even make your own trellis.

Leucadendron discolor • shrub to 10 ft - good cut flower - one gal currently on backorder - Australian Native Plants Nursery • Plants • 800.701.6517

Leucadendron discolor part of the Proteaceae family with Red flowers flowering in Spring avaliable from Australian Native Plants located in Ventura, CA

Leucadendron 'Cloudbank Ginny' • Australian Native Plants Nursery • Plants • 800.701.6517

Leucadendron 'Cloudbank Ginny' part of the Proteaceae family with Red/yellow flowers flowering in Spring avaliable from Australian Native Plants located in Ventura, CA

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