Why Choose Local Indigenous Plants?
Indigenous plants have adapted to our local conditions over many thousands of years and are suited to the local soil, rainfall and topography.
In addition, they:
- attract birds, butterflies and frogs to your garden by providing seed, berries, perching sites and protection
- restore wildlife corridors, linking parks, habitat areas, remnant vegetation and flight zones
- require less maintenance, less pesticide and less fertilizer
- restore the local character of the area
- can be used in large and difficult areas, such as school yards and creek frontages to great effect and at low cost using tubestock plants
Designing With Native Plants
Many indigenous plants are accustomed to grazing by wallabies, so can be tip-pruned in the same way to create hedges and sculpted formal gardens. Low borders can be created with daisies and ground covers.
Be inspired by the Australian landscape, and create an informal garden for yourself and the birds.
Shade-loving lilies, bluebells and daisies can be grown in compact courtyards, creating butterfly gardens or, with a pond, frogscaping.
Well grown indigenous plants can be a useful addition to a general garden, providing a lower maintenance area, or plants for that difficult area.
Dense plantings using contrasting colour, texture, foliage and shape to create fascinating cottage garden effects with year-round interest.
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