But still, the amazing local bushland and parkland areas around the Illawarra are pretty inspiring! Here are a few shots from Wollamai Point on Lake Illawarra to get you thinking. It's a beautiful spot for a wander or just to sit down and contemplate nature.
|She-oaks and other trees fringing Lake Illawarra.|
|A crazy tangle of Native Hibiscus (H. diversifolius)|
plus She-oaks and vines, growing along the main
path through the vegetation at Wollomai Point.
|This is Resin Vine (Aphanopetalum resinosum), a good garden|
substitute for Jasmine species.
|Black-fruited Sedge (Cyperus tetraphyllus), a tough sedge but one|
vulnerable to weed invasion. We saved these plants (for now!) from
being swamped by Winter Grass (Ehrharta erecata).
|The trunk of a massive Moreton Bay Fig (Ficus macrophylla)|
- these guys are just sooo hard to photograph.
The pictures show just a tiny proportion of the plants that grow at Wollamai Point, and many of them are eminently suitable to use in local gardens. I hope many more people will soon have local rainforest species in their gardens!