The gardens are 100% native plantings. I know many think of our natives flora as a little plain but it can be anything but plain given the right planting combinations in the right place. The planting above would never work where I live because of our frosts but here it looks great with plenty of colour and interest.
The white waratahs were in bloom and simply gorgeous. I have a red one planted in a sheltered spot and it does look like it is going to bloom so I am even more hopeful after seeing these lovely specimens.
Sturt's Desert Pea
The Sturt's Desert Pea is a real showstopper. The foliage is a bit drab and belies the vibrant flowers. A definite favourite. I got plenty of ideas and inspiration from our visit and I am ever grateful that I have a family that enjoy doing these things with me.
Bunya at Mount Annan
It seems that we always seek out the Bunya Pines on our travels too. I never took any notice of them until my interest was peeked by the tree opposite Tim's workplace. Now I see them all the time. They were always there of course but I just didn't know what they were. The Bunyas at Mount Annan are very healthy and lush. Mostly the big old trees I see are a bit more sparsely covered. These ones looked a lot like huge Christmas trees albeit very spiky Christmas trees.
Grace and me
My favourite part of the garden that I saw anyway was the Fruit Loop. Just a small walk planted with native edibles. The finger limes were stunning and much bigger than my young tree. I am now after a few more native edibles to grow here at home.