Companion plants for succulents
Many Hometalk members have recently posted about succulents, and Debra Lee Baldwin has a useful post on companion plants for them on her blog, Gardening Gone Wild. She's also giving a talk on the topic at next week's "Succulent Extravaganza" at the Succulent Gardens near San Francisco. Have you incorporated these water-thrifty plants into your gardens? What do you plant with them? See her full post here: http://www.gardeninggonewild.com/
Leucadendron | Ausflora Pacific | Leucadendron Devils Blush
Leucadendron Devils Blush is a small shrub with blue/grey foliage turning red from Autumn till Spring.
Banksia seminuda #1
Proteaceae - Western Australia River Banksia,Hairpin Banksia My thanks to Tony Rodd of Sydney, Australia for his expertise in identifying this plant. Photographed in San Francisco Botanical Garden - San Francisco, California
Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) is Australia's national flower and commonly known as Acacias. The Golden Wattle flowers have five very small petals. Learn more about Australia National Flower
Identified as Banksia ashbyi shrub grows up to 4 m high and 2 m wide, native to Western Australia. Location: Kings Park, Perth, WA Not to be confused: - this species leaves and fully open flowers look very similar to Banksia victoriae, but B. victoriae has "woolly" flowers buds and tomentose new leaves (hairy), so commonly known as "Woolly Orange Banksia".
How to grow Australian native flowers
The most commonly loved Australian native flowers include waratahs, banksias and gum blossoms, kangaroo paws and Christmas bush. Here, Horticulturalist Meredith Kirton reveals how to grow Australian natives in your own backyard.