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Welcome to WA Native Gardens Wiki

Welcome to WA Native Gardens Wiki! This site is for sharing; sharing stories of your garden, knowledge about WA Native Garden plants, your passion for all things ‘yummy wildflowers in the garden’ like…..and any contributions you are willing to make to help others learn more about our amazing heritage of WA flora.

As you search through the site, we invite you to look beyond the latin names and technical information. Can you feel a connection to your WA flora heritage? Do you have a sense of connection to our country? Can you, for a moment, think like a lizard or small bird, or view your garden through the eyes of a native bee or damsel fly?

We live in an amazing part of the world, truly amazing, and we’re sharing the life’s work of several generations of ‘Wildflower Women’. Join us if you will, as we all work together to ‘Bring Nature Home’.

Enjoy the journey as you explore our WA Native Garden stories, and in case it isn’t said, thank you in advance for any and all contributions you care to make !

Starting out

Browsing our pages will give you the ideas behind the WA Native Garden Wiki. Essentially, we're keen to support you by sharing the art of gardening with our WA Native Garden Plants.

There are many wonderful examples of beautiful gardens created with nothing more than the right plant and the soil they love. That is, the natural soil (sand, loam or clay) that our plants thrive in.....just add water (and a little love!).

To make searching easier, we have set up categories of pockets. Pockets are specific garden areas, searchable by suburb, habitat focus or garden purpose. Each of these pockets has a unique code, which relates to one of our community members as the owner of the garden pocket and a fellow contributor to our Wiki.

Of course if you are new to the site, try putting what you are looking for in the search bar in the top right hand corner of the page. If the idea of WA native plants in a natural home garden is all new to you, maybe start with the six seasons of WA to get an understanding of how you can work with our unique climate and environment to create a garden full of colour all year.

Contributing to the wiki

If you haven't contributed to a wiki before, try using google and search for 'mediawiki tutorials'. This site operates in exactly the same as 'wikipedia', so any instructions on how to add or edit a page in wikipedia will work on this site. I found this mediawiki tutorial to be a good starting point. Any serious problems please contact our sponsors for technical support on at WA Native Gardens Support

Acknowledgements

Thanks to our sponsors WA Native Gardens for providing and supporting the site financially and technically, and acting as custodians of the collective wisdom surrounding our West Australian Native Garden Plants.