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Welcome, this page is dedicated to indigenous gardens everywhere.
- Indigenous gardens are beautiful and interesting.
- Indigenous gardens celebrate nature.
- Indigenous gardens strengthen local nature.
- Indigenous gardening brings nature into our lives.
Nature is local biodiversity summed over the whole planet. Every indigenous garden is part of nature.
An indigenous garden is composed of plants that are indigenous to the garden area.
Indigenous gardens around the world are known by various names such as natural gardens, wildflower gardens, bush gardens and ecological gardens. All indigenous gardens are based on the local natural flora.
All gardens are created vegetation with structural elements such as trees, lawns, shrubberies and flower beds. An indigenous garden has the same managed forms so is not natural vegetation. The difference with conventional gardening is that the natural flora is used, which in turn provides habitat for natural fauna.
Just as the natural flora and vegetation undergo constant change, an indigenous garden displays rapid change with climatic events and can even accommodate climate change by assisting the migration of species.
Creating and managing an indigenous garden involves many gardening techniques, many of which, such as burning for weed control or regeneration, cannot be found in conventional gardening guides. An indigenous garden can be created almost anywhere, either from scratch or by modifying existing natural vegetation.
Indigenous gardens can be stable, with the plants set apart as ornamental specimens or as landscaping. Many indigenous plants show superb growth when free from competition in such situations.
Some indigenous gardens are dynamic, where plant recruitment as seedlings or vegetative spread makes the garden come even more alive. Seedlings are an integral part of the garden and add interest to every square metre. An indigenous garden can be looked at extremely closely when seedlings, lichens, mosses and insects are included. There is studied informality and amazing detail in an established indigenous garden.
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