What is the most popular native plant in Australia?
Eucalypts. With 2,800 eucalypts gum trees, these are the most commonly associated with Australia.
How do you attract bees and birds to the yard?
Go native! Spruce up your yard with local native plants, plant in clusters, and vary bloom times for an ever-changing display—bonus points for choosing varieties that attract bees and other pollinators. Your garden will be the talk of the town!
What native plants grow in Australia?
Get ready to spruce up your outdoor space with some true blue Australian natives! Say goodbye to boring bushes and hello to luscious Lilly Pilly, wondrous Westringia, and captivating Callistemon. Looking for some new stars in your shrubbery game? Give grevilleas, banksias, wax flowers, and mint bushes a chance to shine. Your garden will thank you for this colourful and lively upgrade!
How do you plant an Australian native garden?
Native plants prefer it, so it's worth building up garden beds or adding underground drainage. And when you're adding soil, make sure to thoroughly mix it in with the existing soil. Don't just sprinkle it on top. Get rid of weeds. Group plants with similar growing conditions together. It's like high school, but for flora. Overwatering was so last year, so be mindful and avoid it. Native plants are pros at thriving without extra fertiliser and dumping on high phosphate fertilisers could do them harm. Try using mulches and groundcover plants! Pruning, remember: less is more. Lightly snipping your plants right after they flower is the way to promote compact growth and more blooms. Don't go crazy with the shears - heavy pruning is a surefire way to kill those plants that can't bounce back from old wood.