top ten native plants
'Birthday Candles' (Banksia spinulosa var.); Flowering from autumn through to early spring, in a sunny position. Can attract nectar eating birds and insects.
Anigozanthus 'Pink Joey' Pink Joey kangaroo paw from Gold Rush Nursery
Narrow garden bed featuring Anigozanthos 'Pink Joey' (Pink Joey kangaroo paws) with Senecio mandraliscae in Santa Barbara, CA
New Zealand Tea Tree (leptospermum scoparium)
Also know as Australian Tea Tree (leptospermum laevigatum), most of the 86 different Leptospermum species make desirable garden plants and are available with white, pink or red flower shades. Cultivars range in size from 3-26 feet, so read labels carefully to avoid extra pruning. Leaves are evergreen and small. Hardiest are L. scoparium, L. lanigerum, L. liversidgei, L. polygalifolium, and L. rupestre, all of which can tolerate temperatures to -18°F; others are sensitive to frost. They…
Is it Time to Reconsider Using Australian Natives?
Australian Natives got a bad name thanks to the scruffy gardens of the 1970s, but they're drought tolerant, easy to maintain, and versatile. And, as you'll see in the following images, Australian...
The Hairpin Banksia (Banksia spinulosa) is a species of woody shrub, of the genus Banksia in the Proteaceae family, native to eastern Australia. Widely distributed, it is found as an understorey plant in open dry forest or heathland from Victoria to northern Queensland, generally on sandstone though sometimes also clay soils. It generally grows as a small shrub to 2 metres (7 ft) in height, though can be a straggly tree to 6 metres (20 ft).
Don's Tips: Australian Native Violet
The Australian native violet is one of the most useful of all groundcovers. It grows in semi-shaded areas and…
The Cherry Tree Guild and Natural Pest Control
Cherry trees are a good choice for home fruit production, but pests can sometimes be a problem. Here's how we planted our cherry trees using a permaculture guild - a combination of plants that works together to produce more healthy cherries.
Hedge experiments with Daphne and Leptospermum
I've been trying with some low hedges in my coastal garden. Both the Daphne and Leptospermum hedges work well in my informal and mostly native plant garden.
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I LOVE GYMEA LILLIES!!! -Doryanthes excelsa - extraordinary plant to come across in the bush when it's in full bloom.
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