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Eremophila – The genus as a garden subject

Eremophila – The genus as a garden subject

Article by Dr Lyndal Thorburn Lyndal Thorburn is leader of the Eremophila Study Group (ESG), which was founded in South Australia in 1986, under the auspices of the Australian Native Plant Society of Australia (ANPSA). Lyndal is a Life Member of the Australian Plants...

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Daisy Wood And Her Botanical Art

Daisy Wood And Her Botanical Art

Born at Wallington near Geelong at the end of the 1800's, at a time when this part of Victoria was still mostly virgin forest, some of Daisy Wood's earliest memories were of roaming the bush with her parents and elder sister, revelling in the profusion of beautiful...

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Boronias for Beginners

Boronias for Beginners

The star-like flowers of the boronias have long enchanted bush walkers in various parts of Australia from the east to the west coast. Add to this the delicate floral perfumes and cut flower qualities of species such as the brown boronia (B. megastigma) and you have a...

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Australian Native Hibiscus

Can I grow Australian Native Hibiscus in my garden? Australia is home to about 40 species of Hibiscus, most of which are endemic. They have identical growing requirements to the exotic species and cultivars that are so popular in cultivation. An ever increasing...

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Growing Gymea Lilies

Everything about the Gymea Lily (Doryanthes excelsa) is rather larger than life. The bold foliage can reach over four metres in height and I have personally measured majestic flower stems that were over ten metres tall. [gallery link="file" columns="1" size="medium"...

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Australian Native Orchids

Australian Native Orchids

Orchids are one of the wonders of the plant world with a staggering diversity of plant and flower types that provide endless fascination and sometimes obsession for gardeners. World-wide there are approximately 30,000 species in 600 odd genera that comprise roughly...

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Australian Native Shrubs

What are the best Australian Native Shrubs for the Garden? Shrubs form a huge group within the Australian flora and can be defined as woody plants that remain relatively low (say less than 5m) and generally have multiple stems or trunks. This type of plant abounds in...

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Australian Native Trees

What Australian Native Trees Should I Grow In The Garden? Strictly speaking a tree is a woody plant that has a single trunk and a distinct elevated canopy. There are, however, quite a number of woody plants in the Australian flora that are commonly thought of as trees...

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Westringia fruticosa ‘Flat n Fruity’

This is a new ground covering form of an old favourite Australian plant the coastal rosemary. It is an ultra-tough plant that will tolerate extremely windy and salty conditions such as near the coast. It also has a dense habit which deters weed growth. A great plant...

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