Seed Swaps

Ornamental Garden

The ornamental gardens are divided into a series of different gardens with different watering needs.

The first is the teardrop garden which contain a mixture of natives and exotics including lavenders, liriopes and dianellas, flax lilies, cistuses, bearded irises, and bulbs. Some of the trees in this area include a tibetan cherry, red barked dogwood, and some japanese maples.

The next is the new iris garden in front of the deck. This contains a flowering cherry, golden elm, forest pansy and starcrimson cherry, and well as lots of bearded irises and daylilies.

The last zone is the back garden which includes bearded irises, hellebores, a few roses, pomegranate, apricot, plum, peach, and the following plants in pots — cox’s orange pippin apple and dwarf granny smith.

Tonya's Ornamental garden is an outdoor organic garden located in Canberra, Australia and currently contains 155 plants.

This is a Backyard garden that is known to be in USDA Hardiness Zone 9a. It has mainly Clay soil and receives Full Sun light.




What evocative names your irises have, and what a great collection you will have in your garden. Looking forward to pictures of some of the others. Are these irises bred in Australia?

Posted on 18 Aug 08 (almost 11 years ago)

I am slowly adding all my irises and will add pictures as I can. Most of my irises were purchased from specialist iris growers in Australia, which beed their own irises as well as importing from overseas. I have also been lucky enough to have been given a substantial number of irises to start my collection.

Posted on 19 Aug 08 (almost 11 years ago)

I am so envious of your collection of irises, and hellebores too -too gorgeous. I will be looking forward to seeing views of your garden when it is planted.

Posted on 19 Aug 08 (almost 11 years ago)

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