Thoughts about our garden. “We desire,” the Emporer dictated, “that in the garden there should be all kinds of plants.” Charlemagne the Great I do a lot of writing about gardens, but our own personal garden has never been the subject of this blog. Our garden is always a backdrop to my thinking about gardens and gardening—a sort of character in my story whose face is never revealed. There are many reasons for this: first, our garden is just in the process of being established; I’m a terrible…
Silver Dollar Gum Tree - wedding must-have. Just go plant one in your backyard now, I don't care if your 12 years old, this foliage will stay current! Plant it!
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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.
Acacia podalyriifolia or the Queensland Silver Wattle is a fast growing, hardy, but short lived very handsome small tree with silvery grey foliage and puffy sprays of perfumed golden yellow flowers. It will attract birds to your garden and can be trimmed to a windbreak or hedge.
Creating With Natives
Sophie Thomson explores The Adelaide Botanic Gardens to show how Australian plants can be used to create a range of traditional garden styles