Useful articles and educational material

Where do you start if you need more advice on how to use local native plants in your garden? Here of course! 

Begin by reading these pieces about the area and where your garden or property fits into it. 
  • About the region - this is an introduction to Illawarra and the growing zones and plant communities that grow naturally within it. 
  • Bush regeneration basics for the Illawarra region - this article, prepared by experienced bush regenerator Louise Brodie, will help you if you want to restore or maintain a natural area on your property. 
To learn more about using local native plants in landscaping, check our series on garden design. 
For other useful resources, check these links.
  • Where to buy local native plants - a list of local nurseries that stock plants local to the region 
  • Plant propagation - essential guide to propagating local native plants, by Lyn Clark of Berry Public School Plant Propagation Unit. 
  • Other resources - websites that contain relevant and useful guidance and information. 
Native Violet (Viola hederacea) is here used as a groundcover in a shady spot. Image by Tracee Lea ©.  

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