Modern australian native gardens. In gardens of the world graham sandra and linda ross have compiled the highlights of their 30 years of world travel into one book. Gondwana began to break up 140 million years ago mya. Banyan often specifically denominates ficus benghalensis the indian banyan which is the national tree of the republic of india though the name has also been generalized to denominate all figs.
Australia was once part of the southern supercontinent gondwana which also included south america africa india and antarctica. 50 mya australia separated from antarctica and was relatively isolated until the collision of the indo australian plate with asia in. Proteaceae grevilleas are one of the most popular groups of australian natives but you dont have to have a native garden to appreciate their beauty and usefullness in the garden.
The australian national botanic gardens maintains a scientific collection of native plants from all parts of australia. Australia has a unique climate that nurtures a thoroughly diverse range of flora and fauna. Whether in a drought ridden or tropically humid area australian gardeners require just that little bit more knowledge to be sure the plants they put in their garden are suited to and will thrive in the local environment.
Both geologic and climatic events helped to make australias fauna unique. If youre thinking of transforming your garden into an australian oasis or just want to introduce a few native plants this guide will help you figure out which ones will work at your place. Water gardens are the hottest trend in cool garden design.
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Planchonella house by jesse bennett studio. A banyan also spelled banian is a fig that begins its life as an epiphyte ie. Grevilleas grevillea species and cultivars family.
A plant that grows on another plant when its seed germinates in a crack or crevice of a host tree or edifice.