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Aust Bush Garden V2

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Australian plants and animals in lower Blue Mountains backyard. Also pictured a koala mum with baby snapped on a friend's country farm.

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Aust Bush Garden V2

  1. 1. An Australian Bush Garden Plants and Animals 24 September 2007. Version 2
  2. 2. Famous yellow Wattle or Acacia
  3. 3. Hibbertia climber
  4. 4. Cymbidium orchids
  5. 5. Cymbidium and bracken fern
  6. 6. Cymbidium first blooms
  7. 7. Small but colourful tree orchids
  8. 8. Tree Orchid – tiny pink
  9. 9. Tree Orchid – tiny, spider, white
  10. 10. Rock Lily orchids
  11. 11. Tall red Kangaroo Paw
  12. 12. Kangaroo Paw, Lomandra and Kidney Weed groundcover Plants that are water-friendly
  13. 13. Kangaroo Paw from Western Australia has large green velvety paws
  14. 14. Kangaroo Paw crowd the space
  15. 15. Geraldton Wax – waxy pink & white
  16. 16. They usually come as a family …
  17. 17. Kookaburra in a wattle
  18. 18. Tawny Owls in a Casuarina
  19. 19. Koala in a tree at Gunnedah A friend’s house in the country, right near the front door
  20. 20. Koala with baby in that same tree
  21. 21. Animals living locally <ul><li>Kookaburra families visit daily </li></ul><ul><li>White cockatoos and many parrots enjoy the flowers and cat-free yard </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of lizards and even a blue-tongue </li></ul><ul><li>A bower bird has his family nearby </li></ul><ul><li>Possums skitter across the roof </li></ul>
  22. 22. Garden Features <ul><li>The backyard is quite large with lots of eucalypts and natural bush </li></ul><ul><li>Only Australian plants are grown </li></ul><ul><li>Once established they need less water than many imported plants </li></ul><ul><li>Australian ground covers are used to reduce need for water-guzzling lawn </li></ul><ul><li>Mulch of leaves and chipped wood from the yard also reduce water requirements </li></ul>

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