Sue's Western Australian Native Garden.
Sue is a customer of ours who is justifiably proud of her beautiful suburban garden.
If we all had gardens like Sue's, just imagine the wonderful bird, insect and animal life we would have in our gardens.
Gardening like this is one way we can all help in the fight against Global Warming. This garden would require little, or no, irrigation.
Imagine how satisfying it must be for Sue to sit on her verandah and look out at this beautiful scene with taller trees and shrubs in the background and smaller shrubs and groundcovers in front.
The winding path is an attractive feature of this part of the garden. Sue said that it was designed to hide a workshop/garden shed.
These three shrubs would make a great addition to suburban gardens but they are only suitable for a larger garden.
Kunzea baxteri does not have a flush of flowers all at once. It has a few flowers over about a 4 month period from spring into summer. With these two Hakeas, Sue will have flowering from June to October. Hakea neurophylla has the common name of Pink-flowered Hakea. It is endemic to Coorow and the Mt. Lesueur National Park. Hakea obtusa, like many other Hakeas, does not have a common name. It is endemic to Ravensthorpe and the Fitzgerald River National Park.
Hakea orthorrhyncha or Bird-beak Hakea. The nuts look like a birds beak.
This hakea is native to the northern sandplains of the Murchison River down as far south as Three Springs. It does, however, grow well in the Perth metropolitan area. It is a spreading shrub that grows to approximately 3 metres high. It is interesting because the flowers grow in clusters along the old wood. It is a brilliant red and very showy when flowering.