mygardenau
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Location: Australia

Australian Natives

My backyard is primarily native. While is far from perfect or complete, I still have lots of fun left thinking about what to fill gaps with. Our natives don't mind overcrowding which is good - room for more, and more under trees.

Here are some photos of my garden :D Hope they aren't weeds where you are :P
Mostly shaded area - mix of natives and exotics
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Some of my backyard - yes I know it needs mowing
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Melaleuca claret tops - slow grower but looks and smells beautiful
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Kangaroo paw - loves dryer conditions
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Bracelet honey myrtle - fast grower
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Unknown - native grevillia
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unknown name but is a native ground cover
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Strawberry sundae grevillia
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Paper daisy
[img]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e170/mysnakesau/My%20Garden/103.jpg[/img]

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rainbowgardener
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Beautiful... your native plants are so exotic and showy!

azplantlady
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What beautiful plants! We grow many Australian natives here in Arizona. Eremophilas are my favorite.

chrissym
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Hi there-My gardenau-
I was wondering if you have any updates on your native plants. Here in SA we have similar conditions and little water. I am soon to be planting out on an acre of land we have in the Clare Valley at Auburn. It is a bush block surrounded by farmland. There are dozens of ecualypts and a wattle that seems to die off evry 5-8years and reshoot-not sure why? The views change with the crop cycles and the light. I will be planting Grevilleas and love the strawberry one in your pics. Do you have any grasses?
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Dreams of having an english country garden in scorching Adelaide, South Australia.

WatchMeShove
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Location: Marin County, CA

cyathea

My favorite are the Australian tree ferns, cyathea cooperi I think, however I know there are a lot more species. Do you have any growing in your yard or area? I saw your kangaroo paw too, they are sold all over here in California, what a great plant.

resin
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hi mygardenau

The kangaroo paws can be very temperamental esp in the wet areas of Australia but yours are looking very good. The bracelet honey myrtles are great melaleucas i use them alot on our family's property in NSW - good for the little birds.
That grevillea you had as unknown in your first post looks like a juniperina. Link below.

[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grevillea_juniperina[/url]

You should add some native grasses! great low maintenance plants.

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