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Scarlet banksia flowers, Banksia coccinea, Fitzgerald River National Park, Australia

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Scarlet banksia flowers, Banksia coccinea, Fitzgerald River National Park, Australia

Sturt's Desert Pea flowers, a native of all mainland Australian states with the exception of Victoria. Floral Emblem of South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Hakea francisiana (Syn - Hakea coriacea) - Cork Tree, Bottlebrush Hakea, Pink Spike Hakea - © All Rights Reserved - Black Diamond Images

Hakea francisiana (Syn - Hakea coriacea) - Cork Tree, Bottlebrush Hakea, Pink Spike Hakea

Copyright - All Rights Reserved - Black Diamond Images Family : Proteaceae florabase.dec.wa.gov.au/browse/profile.php/2163

Red Flowering Gum Tree  ** This is a stunningly beautiful photo of one of our most beautiful blossoms. I love the smell also.

Leucadendron discolor • shrub to 10 ft - good cut flower  - Australian Native Plants Nursery • Plants • 800.701.6517

Leucadendron discolor • Australian Native Plants • 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

Black Kangaroo Paw   /    The black kangaroo paw (Macropidia fuliginosa) is one of our most spectacular Australian native plants.

Black Kangaroo Paw / The black kangaroo paw (Macropidia fuliginosa) is one of our most spectacular Australian native plants.

maybe a good book for me to read! though I imagine my garden to be more 'maintenance free'

Unhandled Exception

maybe a good book for me to read! though I imagine my garden to be more 'maintenance free'

Grevillea 'Austraflora Fanfare' • Australian Native Plants Nursery • Plants • 800.701.6517

Grevillea 'Austraflora Fanfare' • Australian Native Plants • Plants • 800.701.6517

Grevillea 'Austraflora Fanfare' [Cultivar] part of the Proteaceae family with Burgundy-red flowers flowering in Spring-summer avaliable from Australian Native Plants located in Ventura, CA

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

Leucadendron 'Cloudbank Ginny' • Australian Native Plants • 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

Chrysocephalum apiculatum.  hardy Australian native plant

Ghostly-Grey Plants for Autumn

I love using grey elements in flower arrangements any time of year, but when fall and frost and Halloween are approaching, grey seems particularly appropriate. Colors glow in the presence of grey, but why not go for the ghost with an all-grey planting or bouquet…1. Has anyone ever had or seen Chrysocephalum apiculatum? It is listed as a hardy Australian native plant, so I’m not too surprised I’ve never seen it.

Australian native garden landscaping ideas. Kangaroo paws.

Australian native garden landscaping ideas. Kangaroo paws.

Banksias of Australia come in all colours and shapes. this is a collage of some of them by robynejay, via Flickr

Banksias

1. Another Banksia, 2. banksia flower, 3. Banksia spinulosa var. spinulosa, 4. Banksia IMG_7687, 5. Banksia IMG_8050, 6. Banksia IMG_8041, 7. Banksia spinulosa var. spinulosa, 8. Banksia IMG_2444, 9. Banksia IMG_7688, 10. Banksia - Cape Moreton, 11. banksia flower, 12. firewood banksia, 13. Banksia, Hells Gate, Noosa National Park, 14. Banksia Noosa National Park, 15. banksia, 16. The inflorescence of a Banksia (3/3), 17. Banksia Noosa National Park, 18. IMGP0976 banksia, 19. Yellow Banksia…

Native Australian Garden inspiration- In contrast to other parts of the garden, the planting at the front entrance is kept simple with two contrasting plants used - Salt Bush (Rhagodia spinescens) with its lovely silvery-grey against the darker grey of Coastal Rosemary (Westringa fruticosa). This simple planting is done for a reason - to highlight and focus a sculpture near the front entrance.

Home at Last

John discovers a beautiful garden in Melbourne that blends a formal garden design with the informality of surrounding bush