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Creative Concepts by Native Garden Nursery

Tamed Wilderness

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Re-creating a patch of New Zealand’s wilderness in your backyard is entirely possible. It just takes a devoted effort to focus on the one theme and not be tempted to add in ‘bits and pieces’ of your cottage garden, potted colour or roses. Lovely as they are, the ‘Tamed Wilderness’ does not need accessories – it is quite stunning on its own.

Use nature as your guide. Look at how textures and forms are put together in the wild and scale it down to suit your site. Simplicity is the key. Use some groups, some individual specimens.

The ‘Tamed Wilderness’ concept has not used any hybrid or cultivar species but these may be added if preferred.

Mulching with stones, bark, leaves or a combination will reduce maintenance, increase moisture levels and set off the whole area with a natural floor. Larger rocks strategically placed can add another feature and blend into the ‘natural’ look. A boardwalk or pathway lined with small rocks and filled with stones/pebbles can become the ‘tamed’ portion of your wilderness area.
 

Plant Suggestions for Wilderness Gardens
  Botanical Name Common Name
1
  Kunzea ericoides Kanuka
2
  Plagianthus betulinus Ribbonwood
3
  Leptospermum scoparium or Sophora Manuka or Kowhai
4
  Aristotelia serrata Wineberry
5
  Cordyline australis Cabbage Tree
6
  Lophomyrtus obcordata Rohutu
7
  Carmichaelia odorata or Clianthus Broom or Kakabeak
8
  Coprosma propinqua Mingimingi
9
  Lophomyrtus obcordata or Pseudowintera colerata Rohutu or Pepper Tree
10
  Toronia toru Toru
11
  Carex spp or Dianella  
12
  Phormium Flax
13
  Carex buchananii or Corokia or Myrsine divaricata Sedge Grass or Korokio or Weeping matipo
14
  Meulenbeckia astonii  
15
  Plagianthus divaricata Shore Ribbonwood
16
  Leptospermum or Coprosma spp or Pennantia corymbosa Manuka or Coprosma or Kaikomako
17
  Pseudopanax crassifolius Lancewood
18
  Cortaderia toetoe Toetoe
19
  Chionchloa flavicans Snow Tussock
20
  Myrsine australis Matipo / Mapou
21
  Hebe arborea or Hebe stricta Hebe
22
  Meuhlenbeckia astonii  
23
  Corokia  
24
  Hebe arborea or Hebe stricta Hebe
25
  Anemanthele lessoniana Wind Grass
26
  Coprosma  
27
  Corokia  
28
  Hebe arborea  
29
  Machaerina sinclairii Broad leaved Sedge
30
  Cassinia fulvida Golden Cottonwood
31
  Macropiper excelsa Kawakawa

 

By no means limit yourself to the plants suggested. Substitute as appropriate for your site and situation.

 

 


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