Month: September 2013

  • Shade-loving Ornamental Grass: Libertia paniculata

    Shade-loving Ornamental Grass: Libertia paniculata

    This is the first time I have seen Libertia paniculata growing naturally in the bush, I was quite taken aback to see it flowering and spreading out naturally almost like it had been mass planted. It truly is super hardy, even here it was looking lush and green, growing in full shade as an understory…

  • Australian Plant Society Open Gardens: Collins Garden Gymea

    Australian Plant Society Open Gardens: Collins Garden Gymea

    This garden was at the end of my garden visiting trail, the kids were getting grotty and I was beginning to think we should just head home. However persevering paid off, as soon as my son and I entered the garden we were welcomed by a small person announcing “Come in and see my granny’s…

  • Australian Plants Society Open Gardens: Hogue Garden Jannali

    Australian Plants Society Open Gardens: Hogue Garden Jannali

    This was such a diverse garden, diverse in style with lots of different areas and plantings. When I saw the garden it was full of sun, enabling the owner to grow almost anything! The different areas were almost like little “rooms” and I can imagine moving about the garden during a day letting the sun…

  • Australian Plants Society Open Gardens: Aitkin Garden Bonnet Bay

    Australian Plants Society Open Gardens: Aitkin Garden Bonnet Bay

    So over the weekend some of the members of the Australian Plant Society Sutherland Group opened their gardens to the general public, for me this is like a dream come true, theres nothing I like more than having a sticky beak in someon-elses garden especially if it is a native garden! Unfortunately I could only…

  • Portfolio: Glebe Native Garden Blitz!

    Portfolio: Glebe Native Garden Blitz!

    OK blitz is not a word I would usually associate with my gardens, and its a rather over commercialised word, however it does portray something of the” makeover” aspect that a new garden can be.This is how I feel when I look at these before and after photos from a garden installed last Friday, total…

  • Spring Yellow: Conostylis candicans

    Spring Yellow: Conostylis candicans

    What better colour to welcome spring with than yellow! Goodbye winter!¬†However it is feeling a little bit like we have headed straight into summer here on the NSW east coast, which I find a little bit frightening, it is looking like a confusing time for plants at the moment, anyway thats another topic altogether… This…