Kangaroo Paws, or plants of the genus Anigozanthos, are an absolute delight to grow in your garden. Their long flower stems burst into colour during Spring and Summer, and their strappy leaves fill in an area really well.
But to get the absolute best from them they must be cared for and pruned, and we’re here to help you learn how. Read more
A lot of my passion for gardening is channeled towards recommending others grow Australian Native Plants. I love their natural beauty and the fact so many of them are unlike basically any other plant around. As I was traveling around the world last year I didn’t miss roses, I didn’t miss petunia’s, I didn’t miss a British cottage garden, I missed the Australian bush. I missed seeing Eucalyptus trees littering the landscape. I missed seeing Grevillea’s and their flowers. I missed my favourite Kangaroo Paws. I missed seeing Boronia’s, Verticordia’s and the like. It was only as I was traveling the world and looking at other gardens that I realised just how deep my passion for Australian Native Plants runs.
What about you? What is your favourite Australian Native Plant? Why do you enjoy growing them? Do you like to mix and match Australian Native Plants with all kinds of others or do you like to focus on them?
I have to say though, I expect that when I have my own house to mess around in the garden with, though I’ll most certainly focus my gardening on Australian Native Plants, I’ll probably have a bed or two for other plants, like the traditional rose garden or English cottage garden. Still, these will be only a small part of the entire area!
So, what about you?