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The stunning and efficient Proteaceae family

NSW Waratah

One of the more popular plants available at Evergreen Growers is the iconic and stunning NSW Waratah (Telopea Speciosissima). With its long woody branches, elongated leaves and bright red flowers which form in spring, the Waratah is part of five species of similar shrubs and small trees found in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania. Continue reading The stunning and efficient Proteaceae family

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Evergreen Growers celebrates Australia Day

Australians love a public holiday. Perhaps its a love of celebrating, of getting together with friends and enjoying a few quiet drinks and hearty food. The weekend when the barbecue gets cleaned for some serious cooking work and a few refreshments are stashed in the fridge. Continue reading Evergreen Growers celebrates Australia Day

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What are your thoughts on growing Australian natives?

The stunning NSW Waratah. Just one of the native tubestock available at Evergreen Growers.

We’ve written before about why we love Australian native gardens. In Why Have a Native Garden? and Inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show Winner? we discussed why we thought Australian natives were unique and why they were so suited to a harsh environment such as our country.

This included qualities such as their durability; their drought tolerance; their adaptability and the fact that they provide a haven for native birds. We also mentioned how you can access quality, yet affordable, native tubestock from Evergreen Growers to start a native garden of your own. Continue reading What are your thoughts on growing Australian natives?

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Australian plants and bushfires: a symbiotic relationship

The open seed separator of the Silver Banksia. Often Australian plants need fire to help them regenerate.

As the official number of properties lost in my region of the Blue Mountains stands in the hundreds and the region braces for more fire conditions on late Sunday and Monday, it’s very appropriate  to offer our sympathy to those who have lost their homes. Continue reading Australian plants and bushfires: a symbiotic relationship

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Banksia Integrifolia: a great choice for your coastal native garden

Bird-attracting, tough and beautiful. With a touch of history! Great for coastal planting.

Would you like to grow Australian native plants but live in a relatively exposed coastal position? There are many beautiful native plants that will still thrive under these conditions, some of these plants are available as native tubestock at Evergreen Growers.

Native plants tend to be very adaptable to a range of conditions, another reason why you will always find a number of natives that can be grown under almost any conditions. See our previous article Why have an Australian native garden? which lists the benefits of growing natives.

One of the native plants (available as native tubestock at Evergreen Growers) is the hardy and popular Coast Banksia (Banksia Integrifolia) — the plant we’d like to discuss today. Continue reading Banksia Integrifolia: a great choice for your coastal native garden

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Why have an Australian native garden?

The superb Green Kangaroo Paw. A great start for your native garden.

When planning a garden, it makes great sense to feature natives. Not only do Australian natives vary widely in selection and variety but they are recognised as being amongst the most stunning in the world. Don’t just take our word for it, check here for our article on the winner of the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show. Even the Queen was impressed! Continue reading Why have an Australian native garden?