What is it about flowers that make the heart skip? I know for myself, just looking at them relaxes me and sometimes their beauty can transport me to another place. After I have left them they linger in my mind and when I look in my photo folder I find they are clogging up my computer.
We are building a new holiday home on one of the islands in Moreton Bay and I want the garden to be mainly Australian Natives. The decision for this is that there will be times when the garden will have to look after itself and native plants are much better suited to this. Also, this island is a bird sanctuary and these plants will provide food for the birds. So with this in mind we went to look at the winning garden planted with indigenous plants. I expected shades of green and grey but was greeted with a riot of colour.
Some delicate (Geralton wax)
Some exotic (Native orchid)
Colours to make the heart sing (Native pea)
It is the Grevillias that I will plant first. They love sandy soil, come in a wide range of colours and are just perfect for the island.