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 (over 9 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 (over 9 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 (over 9 years ago)

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