Plants and planting
Choosing the right plants for your garden is a thrilling journey that goes beyond mere aesthetics—it’s about creating a living, breathing tapestry that harmonizes with your vision and the environment.
Having understood your local climate and soil conditions and created your design, you now turn your attention to the plant selection, ultimate size and the shapes, colours and textures that will bring your garden alive. This means understanding your own climatic region, and what plants will thrive in your conditions.
In this section, we guide you through the art and science of selecting plants for your garden. We share insights on suitable native plants, their characteristics, and how to cultivate a thriving ecosystem that reflects your unique style and preferences.
Plants and planting stories
Focal points in native gardens
Using focal points in native gardens adds interest, just as it has in any garden through the ages. Emerging vision for our native gardens On our gardening pilgrimage towards our…View story
Lomandras in native garden design
Lomandras are excellent plants to use in native garden design. Wide variety of lomandras on offer With a range of sizes and forms, foliage colours and textures, interesting flowers and…View story
Creating a native cottage garden
Have you ever wondered how to go about creating a cottage garden with native plants? The idea of a cosy cottage garden, with herbaceous borders of annuals and perennials against…View story
Stunning native rooftop garden
Imagine a rooftop garden full of stunning native plants, blowing in the breeze – it’s magic! Commitment to sustainability Back in 2019, the Mirvac team, Didi Stigter and Victoria Stiles,…View story
Foliage for colour and texture and form
Given flowering can be fleeting, we can look to stunning foliage in our native plants, for colour and texture and form. Flowers are a bonus, so go with foliage It’s…View story