Categories

Archive

Why don’t Flame trees flower more often?

0

Brachychiton acerifolius is an amazing medium sized tree, when it flowers!!! Unfortunately I think I can safely put it in the same flowering category as Gymea Lilys, which is difficult… Doryanthes excelsa flowers on average after 7 years, Brachychiton acerifolius Read more ›

Why are Kangaroo Paws so hard to photograph?

0

I have found photographing Kangaroo Paws to be extremely frustrating, which is a great shame as they are one of my favourite native plants. They are showy, have long lasting flowers, a weeping leaf habit mixed with the striking vertical Read more ›

Super Showy Waratah: Alloxylon flammeum

0

This is the QLD Tree Waratah, I have mixed feelings about this plant, there is something a little too showy about its blooms and whenever I see it growing in NSW it is always strangely devoid of bird life…why is Read more ›

Exotic looking native: Rhododendron lochiae

0

There are several native plants that I like to use when either designing a planting that already has some exotic species established or when trying to convince people that not all native plants are straggly, open and dry looking. This Read more ›

Shade Tolerant Grevillea: Grevillea oleoides

0

There aren’t that many Grevilleas that grow well in shade, let alone also flower in positions with limited sun. Grevillea oleoides is one of them, along with Grevillea sericea, ¬†sherissii and rhyolitica then you have a small group of faithfully. Read more ›

Easy to grow WA species for the East Coast

0

Another one! and this one is a winner, it ticks so many boxes and it is hard to believe it comes from southern WA. Gastrolobium celsianum or Brachysema celsianum is a wonderful native plant, it is relatively easy to source, Read more ›

Eucalyptus ‘Silver Princess’ at Heide

0

I accidentally visited the Heide Museum of Modern Art last month, WOW it was a pretty wonderful accident! They have the most beautiful sculpture gardens, which are expansive and great for kids. The art Gallery itself is also an impressive Read more ›