Garden Naturally! Grow Natives.

 

I began gardening as a young child learning from Mother, it’s thanks to her direction that I have gardened professionally for over 35 years in numerous climates and various continents. My passion is for native plants, here’s why igrow natives and you should too.” 

Stephen Pryce-Lea Director of Horticulture.

   

 Native plants simply belong and once clothed the planet in a localised protective blanket. I believe it is a return to native plants that will help us heal the World, fight back invasive plants and pests, remove toxins and pollutants from our air, soil and water. Native plants can protect our threatened wildlife, provide food, herbal remedies and building materials in time of recession.

Select native plants that are regionally adapted to the local climate and soil conditions where they naturally occur. Selecting native plants that have a similar eco-region to the area you garden, will further enable success when planting natives. Choosing native plants enables you to select plants to grow in a fruiting forest or wildflower at home, where pests and beneficial insects co-exist and harmony prevails. Many native plants provide nectar, pollen, and seeds that serve as food for native butterflies, birds, and wildlife.

A healthy eco-system has native, plants where leaves are eaten, plant material is left-standing, and dry leaves are left to provide winter protection for plants and dormant insects and wildlife. Wildflower meadows provide wildlife habitat through many seasons providing shelter and food for beneficial wildlife. Deep roots of native plants, trees, and shrubs help to filter pollutants from stormwater and improve a soil’s ability to absorb water, while the plants require water to grow and absorb excess water through fine surface roots that also help reduce surface-water flooding.

Native plants are cost-effective and sustainable because they do not need fertilizers or chemical treatments, they also require less watering and help combat soil erosion, whilst reducing stormwater impact. Native plants are practical, sustainable, and environmentally friendly, helping us all get closer to nature and appreciate life’s natural balance.

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Why Grow Plants At Home?


Select from the topics below to help find your path to growing success.

Right Plants

Critical right plant for the right place strategy for any garden.

Correct Supplies

How to buy plants and supplies for your gardening needs online.

Growing Tips

Ten tips to germinating fruit, flower, and veggie seeds at home.

Love Gardening

How to plan a productive garden for a twelve month harvest.

Top Gardening Home School Guides

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Start Gardening for Wildlife
Great Books

Students need access to great gardening books. Try our recommended reading material online or download pdf guides.

Best Tools

Investing a few extra $$ on tried and tested brands will ensure longevity from your quality gardening tools.

Fab Gear

Managing a garden demands tough gear whatever the weather. Make shopping easier with my handy reviews.

Daily Op's

Maintaining a daily log, is an essential part of recording operations for reference and recolection for years to come.

Recycle

In a World of mass production and excessive waste, taking time to evaluate, reduce and recycle is critical.

Self Care

A healthy lifestyle requires balance, planning for the future and working outdoors amongst nature helps us with mindfulness.

Easy to Grow Pollinator Gardens.

Seed packs for Every Gardener looking to Encourage Wildlife at Home.

Joe Pye Weed Seeds

Butterfly Garden - Five Pack Native Flowers – Natures Gift.

Attract pollinators to a garden, a collection of 5 perennial flowers to grow from seed, for yourself, a friend, or family. Flowers are the best way to invite wildlife and butterflies to your garden! Time to fill it with lots and lots of colorful native annual and perennial flowers.

Hummingbird Garden - Five Pack Flower Seed Collection.

Pollinator Garden Seed Mix – 5 Perennial Flowers to grow at home, at school or at work. Invite hummingbirds to your garden is to fill it with lots and lots of colorful annual and perennial flowers. These small birds are lovingly referred to as hummers and are particularly fond of the bright colors.
echinacea coneflower

Rain Garden - Five Packs of Native Seed - Wildlife Collection

Rain gardens or moist sites need plants that that have fine water filtering roots, and can thrive in damp conditions. Native plants are a great way to add long-season flowering perennials to your garden pool, ditch, rain run off or storm water areas.
lavender hyssop

Bee Garden - Native Wild Flower Seed 5 Pack Collection.

Help our endangered native bee population by planting a diverse range of long-season flowering perennials to support our threatened pollinating population. Natives bees do not swarm and need native flowering plants and nesting habitat to survive.
Enjoy Wildlife Together!

Frequently Asked Questions

Thinking of starting a garden or looking to learn some new ecologically friendly techniques to apply to your own garden? 

Gardening is incredibly rewarding, it enriches the mind, influences calm and helps the body connect with nature.

If a hectic work/family life leaves you washed out? Then setting some time aside to garden may be, just the therapy you need.

Start with the basic’s, it is important to decide how much time you have available to garden.

Create a plan setting a few hours asdide each week or each day to get outdoors and garden. A walk through the neighbor hood can be inspirations.

Identify the things your friends and family are doing well and make a plan to incorporate new ideas to your own gardens development.

Start with a few simple crops and flowers, cash crops are easy, fast growing vegetables raised from seed that will provide a harvest in just a few weeks.

Choose good starter plants that germinate quickly and need little care and attention, these will grow to be your go to crops and great for  intercropping between rows of slower growing vegetables..

Whilst the internet is a fantastic resource it is also easy to find conflicting information.

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Invite Wildlife Home with a Pollinator Friendly Garden Plan.

Growing and caring from plants is one of the simplest forms of self-care and therapy at home. Seed sowing can be as simple as casting a few inexpensive seed bombs to a full intricate planting plan… How will you start?

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Viva Nature!