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Tag Archives: native plants

Australian Native Bush Foods

Australian plants have been a new trend in restaurants for some time now, and the benefits are showing in the wider range of these foods available in supermarkets. We at Wilson Park APS are lucky to have Rodger Elliot speaking on bushfoods on Oct 13th, and our members are putting on a bush foods themed […]

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Winter in the garden

Now the weather is a bit colder again, it is good time to plan out any changes to the garden. Plants Think about what has survived the summer and what hasn’t. Was it because of position (soil, moisture levels, surrounding trees, shade) or just the type of plant (too delicate, poorly planted). Things change over […]

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Silver Foliage Native Plants

A plant with silvery leaves provide a lovely contrast in a garden. They are also dry tolerant, and so are ideal for a difficult patch in full sun. You can also try placing them near entrance areas as they show up quite well at night. The silver tones can vary through a spectrum of blueish […]

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More Native Plants in Pots

Since this was a popular post, I am resending with links to facebook. Wilson Park APS now has a new Facebook page, please feel free to visit and connect for the latest updates. Our Facebook link is https://www.facebook.com/APSWilsonParkBerwick. Would you love a display like a garden show? Some native plants can be grown successfully in pots. […]

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Praying Mantis

Is your yard a garden or an ecosystem? A garden is a collection of plants, serving a function for human use, or for aesthetic pleasure, or just to keep the dust down. However a garden can be thought of as an ecosystem when you have a top predator in the insect world. A praying mantis […]

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Australian Native Plants in Pots for Christmas

What could be nicer than giving someone a piece of Australia for Christmas? An Australian native plant will bring joy all year round with the smell of the foliage and the flowers, and will help attract visitors such as butterflies and birds to the garden. A gift that keeps on giving! Now is a great time […]

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Plant and Soil Communities

As gardeners we tend to forget that many plants will only grow in a particular soil and climate area. We deal with the plants that have been bred especially to be generalists, or to grow in the range of garden soil types that may not resemble natural soils. A plant from the nursery comes home, […]

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Native pot pourri

Native plants can furnish the base of a decorative and sweet smelling pot pourri bowl for any room – it need not be the same old mix of exotic lavenders and roses. The general method is to collect a variety of plant material and dry it crisp in the sun. Material may be laid out on […]

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Cold Weather Gardening part 2

While it is still cool and wet is good time to plan out any changes to the garden. Plants Think about what has survived the summer and what hasn’t. Was it because of position (soil, moisture levels, surrounding trees, shade) or just the type of plant (too delicate, poorly planted). Go for a walk around your […]

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Native plants clean up

There has been a lot of research on using native plants to remove the contaminants from soil and groundwater, and also their use in erosion control on rehabilitation projects. Much of this research is done by mining companies, universities and environmental consultants. Part of mining today is the clean up and restoration of land. Depending […]

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