Tag: grafted

  • Another special Dwarf Eucalyptus for small gardens: Eucalyptus citriodora ‘Scentuous’

    Another special Dwarf Eucalyptus for small gardens: Eucalyptus citriodora ‘Scentuous’

    The lemon scented gum is one of my favourite fragrances, that pungent citronella smell released after the rain or at dusk on a summer evening makes me all sentimental about our incredible flora. Unfortunately Eucalyptus or Corymbia citriodora doesn’t mix so well with the urban landscape, firstly they get tall, very tall and secondly as…

  • Two more lovelies for the Emu Bush Challenge: Eremophila cuneifolia and rotundifolia

    Two more lovelies for the Emu Bush Challenge: Eremophila cuneifolia and rotundifolia

    I am still very, very slowly working on my Emu Bush plant palette, adding these two beauties Eremophila cuneifolia and Eremophila rotundifolia makes six, I’m halfway to my desired dozen…phew Both these species were grafted where I saw them in the Bulli Grevillea Park, so if you live in coastal NSW as I do it…

  • The Potential of Eucalyptus ‘Blue Veil’

    The Potential of Eucalyptus ‘Blue Veil’

    This is Eucalyptus¬†camaldulensis ‘Blue Veil’, which is one of my favourite native plants, I have been quite obsessed with it for many years now. I see so much potential in this species to be used in different ways in a garden design. Eucalyptus camaldulensis ‘Blue Veil’ is a grafted variety of Eucalyptus camaldulensis or the…

  • Silky Emu Bush: Eremophila nivea Grafted

    Silky Emu Bush: Eremophila nivea Grafted

    This has to be one of the most tactile of native plants, rivalled closely by¬†Adenanthos sericeus, with its silver white foliage and hundreds of purple flowers it is a coveted specimen for many gardeners. The bees love it too as you can see in the image above.   Eremophila nivea is absolutely striking even when…

  • Year round flowering: Grevillea ‘Elegance’

    Year round flowering: Grevillea ‘Elegance’

    This is Grevillea¬†longistyla x johnsonii or better known as Grevillea ‘Elegance’, it is a star performer when it comes to speed of growth, constant flowers and attractive fine leaved foliage, plus the birds adore it! Grevillea ‘Elegance’ gets BIG that is my only warning, if the label says it grows to 2 metres it is…

  • ‘Red Iron Bark’ – Eucalyptus sideroxylon Rosea

    ‘Red Iron Bark’ – Eucalyptus sideroxylon Rosea

    I live in Iron Bark territory, on a clay soil, near the coast, the local Iron Barks stand up to the strong coastal winds and often boggy soil. One introduced Iron bark that does very well in my area is Eucalyptus sideroxylon Rosea, this is a stunning medium sized tree, that I giggly recommend for…

  • Portfolio: Garden Design Lillyfield

    Portfolio: Garden Design Lillyfield

    Thanks so much for our garden Kath, we love it! I love this garden too! I love its quirky, modern feel where details are appreciated, the client pushed me to think out of the box more than I normally do. This is a small garden by suburban standards but large by inner city ones. It…

  • My Favourite Grafted Dwarf Eucalyptus ficifolia

    My Favourite Grafted Dwarf Eucalyptus ficifolia

    It is summer and we have had a lot of rain so the Grafted Eucalyptus ficifolias are in full swing, everywhere I look they are putting on a wonderful show. I have been slowly trying to collect decent photos of all the different colours and was planning to wait until I had them all covered,…

  • Grafted Grevillea of the moment: Grevillea petrophiloides ‘Wild Beauty’

    Grafted Grevillea of the moment: Grevillea petrophiloides ‘Wild Beauty’

    I am beginning to come around gradually to grafted Grevilleas, it has taken me about 5 years to slowly but surely start including them in my designs. I’m not really sure why I was so reluctant to begin with, maybe it was the local indigenous plant Nazi in me, maybe I just didn’t trust them….but…

  • Eucalyptus ‘Silver Princess’ at Heide

    Eucalyptus ‘Silver Princess’ at Heide

    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 building surrounded in native gardens with a bit of an edge. I saw this wonderful…

  • 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…

  • Portfolio: North Bondi Garden Design

    Portfolio: North Bondi Garden Design

    This is a very young garden, as it was planted out only 10 months ago, I think the establishment of the garden is amazing. This is a coastal garden, basically second line coastal, with strong salt laden winds and a very very sandy soil. The clients wanted a native ‘cottage’ style garden with plenty of…

  • White flowering Grevillea ‘Ivory Whip’

    White flowering Grevillea ‘Ivory Whip’

    There is something pure and classic about white flowers, and I am one for a riot of colour most of the time, however I do think this white flowering Grevilleas is one of my favourites. It is a grafted specimen and one of the hardier species to withstand our humid east coast conditions.

  • Native Plants for Pots and Containers

    Native Plants for Pots and Containers

    There are so many native plants that will grow well in a container or pot. This is of course the iconic Sturt Desert Pea, Swansonia formosa, these can now be found grafted, making them a little bit hardier for us east coast gardeners.

  • Grafted Eucalyptus ficifolia

    Grafted Eucalyptus ficifolia

    This is Eucalyptus ‘Summer Red’ one of the best grafted Eucalyptus ficifolia, it has the largest leaf which is long and falcate to lanceolate shaped looking like a very traditional Eucalypt shape, but is also lush looking.

  • Unusual foliage

    Unusual foliage

    Of course this Grevillea intricata is from WA! these amazing needle like leaves form a dense tangle with the stems remaining a deep red, it is beautiful even when not in flower.

  • Street address

    Street address

    This a grafted Grevillea and is planted on the lower side of a sandstone wall next to a Doryanthes excelsa and has been encouraged to spill over onto the street side.