Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Friday, September 14, 2007

More of my Aussie native plants.

I get annoyed with people who say that Australian native plants are not colourful, so they won't plant them in their gardens. Our plants are just as lovely as any others, and are particularly suited to our dry environment, as well as providing food for native birds, animals and insects. Some of you reading this might remember that when we landscaped our back yard last year, I insisted on having as much indigenous flora as possible, and most of it was tube stock (just past the seedling stage). Here are some of the shrubs which are coming into flower for the first time (and my camera doesn't do them justice by any means!)

Indigofera Australis (Austral Indigo)

Pultenaea Gunni (Golden Bush Pea)

Pultenaea Daphnoides (Bush pea)


Blogger Jeanette said...

Hi Gina , Well im one that loves our Australian natives, I have a couple of Bottle brushes when the flower i will get a photo.

Saturday, 15 September, 2007  
Blogger Gina E. said...

I love bottlebrush flowers, Jeanette! We have a couple in the front yard, one of which has been there since we moved in nearly 30 years ago. Back then we had a magnificent display of flowers every year, but it hasn't flowered now for years, even though it is still alive and green. I don't know if you're supposed to feed them or not...The others are fairly young and not big enough to put on a brilliant display. I'll look forward to seeing yours!

Saturday, 15 September, 2007  

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