Native Violet, Viola hederaceae - I use it everywhere, with its bright green leaves and its sweet mauve/purple flowers raised above the foliage. It will rapidly fill in bare areas of soil between stepping stones.

Native Violet, Viola hederaceae - It has bright green leaves and sweet mauve/purple flowers raised above the foliage. It will rapidly fill in bare areas of soil between stepping stones.

How to choose and grow kangaroo paws - GardenDrum

What makes an Australian garden ‘Australian’? Leslie Simpson, garden designer, and I think we’ve cracked the code. Listen here to Design Elements, where we’re discussing Australian themed gardens.

Lawns

Low-allergen garden

Australian grasses grow slowly and don't produce much pollen. Buffalo grass produces less pollen than other lawns. Or replace your lawn with a groundcover such as kidney creeper (Dichondra repens), native violets (Viola hederacea, above), or pebbles.

Perfect Tough Ground Cover

Blue star creeper is a tough ground cover that's an excellent choice for a parking strip. - look into blue star creeper

Growing Native Lawns | Sustainable Gardening Australia

The benefits of growing native lawns, warm and cool season varieties of native grasses suitable for lawns, and tips for a successful lawn.

Xerochrysum 'Cockatoo'

How to create an Australian wildflower meadow - GardenDrum

Xerochrysum bracteatum 'Diamond Head' with purple Hardenbergia

How to create an Australian wildflower meadow - GardenDrum

Growing Native Lawns | Sustainable Gardening Australia

The benefits of growing native lawns, warm and cool season varieties of native grasses suitable for lawns, and tips for a successful lawn.

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Grass Alternatives - Keep Off the Grass

"Looking for a grass alternative? The lowest-growing of all mints, mentha requienii prefers dry to moist soil and medium to full sun. It tolerates foot traffic well and when trampled, gives off a pleasant creme de menthe aroma.


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