Eucalyptus Flower - Photo by Georgie Sharp | Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden Port Augusta.

Eucalyptus flower with ants Found at the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden Port Augusta, South Australia

"'Grevillea' is a genus of plants primarily native to Australia, with a few outliers in New Caledonia, Papua New Guniea, and Indonesia." However, many Pacific Northwest gardeners are discovering that "a significant number of hardier species are native to the frosty mountains of Southeast Australia, and many of these may be grown in the Northwest." This flower has many plusses: "very fast growing; low maintenance; thrives happily in poor soil, tolerating drought and reflected heat common to…

third-eyes: “flowersgardenlove: “Grevillea Beautiful gorgeous pretty flowers ” ✧ open your third eye ✧ ”

Lambley Nursery - Australian garden that needs watering 4 times a year

A Garden You Water Four Times a Year Gardenista - David Glenns Lambley Nursery in Australia. Have bought many plants by mailorder from this nursery

Eucalyptus macrocarpa - Rose of the west, a favourite, hardy, bird-friendly Australian native species

Eucalyptus Macrocarpa - Rose of the West, a favourite, hardy, bird-friendly Australian native species aka red flowering gum.

Eucalyptus ficifolia:  Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra, the capital city of Australia. The garden supports a living collection of around 74,000 individual plants arranged in 40 hectares of themed sections. It is the largest scientific collection of Australian native plants in which the collection originates from plants sourced from the wild, accompanied by herbarium specimens for taxonomic study.

Eucalyptus ficifolia: Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra, the capital city of Australia. The garden supports a living collection of around individual plants arranged in 40 hectares of themed sections. It is the largest scientific colle

Grevillea 'Superb' - This Australian-native flowering shrub is great for xeriscaping and blooms nearly all year 'round. Good for hedging. http://www.gardenexpress.com.au/grevillea-superb/ and http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s1415299.htm

Grevillea Superb - A medium shrub with large flowers in with a blend of salmon, apricot and lemon through out most of the year. Evergreen drought hardy shrubs with attractive foliage and masses of flowers. Ideal for a small hedge or scr

Hardenbergia violacea (Australian Native) plant red kangaroo paws in front and whispy native tree behind

Hardenbergia Violacea - evergreen climber that flowers from November through to April in southern UK. From the evergreen climbers board

Platycerium. This genus of unusual rather oddly-shaped ferns offers some extra ordinarily ornamental plants for both indoor and outdoor gardening. Native to tropical regions of Asia, Australia, South America and Africa, Platycerium require are epiphytic plants that usually grow on large trees. When growing these beautiful ferns at home, they can be grown indoors in hanging baskets in patios or near sunny windows. For growing outdoors, they would well against a tree or on wooden surface.

If you are in to collecting unusual plants, Platycerium should be in your top-ten list. This genus of unusual rather oddly-shaped ferns offers some extra ordinarily ornamental plants for both indoor and outdoor gardening.

Scleranthus biflorus. An Australian native, which is drought tolerant and prefers full sun. Would look great in rockeries and gives the illusion of moss.

An Australian native, which is drought tolerant and prefers full sun. Would look great in rockeries and gives the illusion of moss. Get this for the front garden. Will it grow over the gravel?


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