There are Acacias endemic to every state in Australia and some curse the pollen heavy spherical ball shaped flowers but for me the scent of wattles starting to bloom in South East Qld heralds winter. Continue reading Native Beauties of Winter – The Wattle
This iconic Australian native flowering plant can be grown in the subtropics if given excellent drainage and good airflow around the plant itself.
hebaceous perennial bearing the infamous papery daisy-like flowers in a range of colours.
This is a busy shrub growing around 2m. It bears yellow pea shaped flowers with red markings.
The Hovea is a fast growing shrub to 2m bearing purple pea shaped flowers in spring.
A wonderfully hardy native shrub growing 1m. it also comes in a pink and a white flowering form.
Growing to around 6m the flowers are actually white and it is the calyxes that appear afterwards that are red.
This particular tea tree cultivar is a favourite amongst many a home gardener for it’s delicate pink flowers. Growing to around 1.5m.
Thryptomene saxicola ‘F. C. Payne’
This is the pink form of rice flower commonly used in flower arrangemenst it also makes a great backyard shrub. Comes in white also.
Here in Brisbane a Cottage Garden seems a distant and unattainable garden dream but with careful and appropriate selection of plant species you can still create a beautiful floriferous cottage garden that would give any cool climate cottage a garden run for its money.
Continue reading Subtropical Cottage Gardens
Here I do a show and tell on one Australia’s most popular bush tucker plants The Fingerlime. Continue reading Fingerlime
Gardening for the Good Life!