Lamb’s Ear Plant – A Grocery Store in Your Back Yard – Survival Gear Reviews and Deals!
Name one plant that is: - edible - makes great tea - use for bandages - natural dye either light mauve or yellowish beige - super easy to grow - can be used as toilet paper - may strengthen the heart - can…
New Zealand Tea Tree
For awhile I had a New Zealand Tea Tree (Leptospermum scoparium) growing in a large pot in my back yard. Several varieties of this species can be found in the nursery trade. This dark red variety is my favorite, and it is quite popular in California. Later on, when I visited New Zealand, I was able to actually walk through a forest of wild tea trees, which the New Zealanders call "manuka" trees. But all of them, even the ones in cultivation, had white or pale pink flowers.
Saturday Inspiration ~ Garden as Palette | Global Light Minds
A balanced bed brings together plants with similar-sized blossoms in complementary colors — dahlias, coreopsis, and salvia, for instance — punctuated by foliage that brings its own color and
Mikoikoi - NZ native iris 2
Interestingly, this little iris (libertia grandiflora) is grown not for its small dainty flowers but for its leaves and seedheads. The long lasting yellow seedheads add a bit of colour to a winter garden and the leaves themselves can also be striking. While these are green, as it was growing in shade, in the sun the leaves turn a golden orange.