Australian Native Plants
When we think of native gardens we immediately think of Eucalypts, Grevilleas and Grass trees.
But the best Australian native gardens can be amazingly varied in appearance and tolerate a wide range of challenging climates.
If you consider the vastly different areas across this continent you begin to see the range of soils, moisture and temperature that Australian plant species have adapted to.
Moisture and temperature are the keys to extending your native plant selection; you can modify your gardens by providing sandy and raised beds to avoid waterlogging. Grow plants in shaded areas where it will be cooler or against brick walls to take advantage of the stored heat.
Native plants provide food and nesting opportunities for birds and mammals.
If you have Grevillea and Callistemon you will always have birdsong!
Native plants mean a reduced fertiliser and water bill as little is required.
Our native plants are a class set apart for world flora; they are vibrant, tastefully muted in colouration, have superb architectural form and well adapted to our conditions. Way to go!