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Xanthorrhoea australis - Austral Grass-tree Plants / Perennials

Xanthorrhoea australis - Austral Grass-tree

Australian native known for its thick black trunk to 5 which is topped by a 3 high fountain of grass-like leaves which in turn produce an erect 5 flower spike. Requires constant warmth and full sun. Arid - sub tropic. The Aborigines called these plants Black Boys because after a wild fire, the bottom …

Echinacea, Rudbeckia and summer grasses Plants / Other

Echinacea purpurea Magnus - purple coneflower (PPH)

‘Heat’ is a powerful sensory stimulus – look at how it is used in advertising everything from perfumes to cars. Heat equates to danger, excitement, sexual attraction. Plants can very much evoke a sense of heat too, with vivid colours setting the pulse racing. Rudbeckia and Echinacea are two prairie …

Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture Other / Books

Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture

Hemenway, a permaculture expert and associate editor of The Permaculture Activist, explains how gardens can function as ecosystems, describes the basic parts of an ecological garden (soil, water, plants, and animals), and shows how to create backyard ecosystems through guilds. Guilds, the author tells …