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Plants are selected for their ability to provide food for birds, bees, native insects and skinks, plus a few for the humans. Consideration can also be given to select plants to accommodate these creatures, for example suitable trees to nest in, and ground covers for shelter. www.vibrantearth.co.nz
Tui... Tree fuchsia (Fuchsia excorticata) flowers are a much sought-after food source for a number of native bird species, in particular Bellbirds, Tui and Silver-eyes. The Tui is a protected bird in NZ AndreaEL Photography NZ

Tree fuchsia (Fuchsia excorticata) flowers are a much sought-after food source for a number of native bird species, in particular Bellbirds, Tui and Silver-eyes. The Tui is a protected bird in NZ AndreaEL Photography NZ

Beautyberries...    #autumn #garden #berry

Japanese Beautyberry (Callicarpa Japonica) at the New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, New York)--November 2009

Kowhai tree

Have to start the board with a kowhai tree, perfect buttery, summery yellow!

Willow BottlebrushCallistemon salignus  Larger than most Callistemon, this small tree grows to 7m in height and produces small creamy-yellow bottlebrush flowers in late winter, followed by bright pink new growth in spring. It tolerates waterlogged and compacted soils and produces an excellent weeping form when mature. It also responds readily to pruning as needed. This plant is a nectar and seed source for birds.

The Callistemon salignus Willow Bottlebrush is This small tree has attractive narrow foliage and white papery bark.

Nz green gecko

Nz green gecko

Pohutakawa for native bee garden

ohi'a lehua mamo for native bee garden

Puriri Tree and Miro berries #Kua reri nga kukupa.

Puriri Tree and Miro berries reri nga kukupa.

bees gardens

How to Plant a Honey Bee Friendly Garden

Buddleia Black Knight Butterfly Bush for birds and bees garden

Buddleia Black Knight Butterfly bush -- beautiful, attracts butterflies, fits into the dark magic realm design great

Building a bee garden | The Great Sunflower Project

Building a bee garden

Chinese lantern flowers are full of nectar for the birds.

Chinese lantern flowers are full of nectar for the birds.

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