GAR­DEN­ING

WITH ALY

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - Front Page -

What’s in your gar­den:

It’s a mix­ture of na­tive and ex­otic plants. Any­thing we plant now is usu­ally na­tive, in or­der to at­tract na­tive birds. My mo­saic works are also a fea­ture through­out the gar­den.

What do you en­joy about gar­den­ing:

The end re­sult, and the chal­lenge of cre­at­ing a sus­tain­able gar­den in this area.

Fa­vorite plant in your gar­den:

My fa­vorite plant is prob­a­bly the gre­vil­leas, for their flow­ers and their abil­ity to at­tract birds.

Wa­ter sav­ing/con­ser­va­tion tip:

The gar­den is kept alive by wa­ter from our dam, so we have to plan how we use the wa­ter. We also keep a bucket in a shower and use this wa­ter on the gar­den as well.

Your tips to keep gar­dens in top shape:

Mulching, and we’ve found us­ing stones for mulch is more sus­tain­able and less of a fire hazard.

PHOTO: Kylie Wil­son

COL­OR­FUL COR­NER: Aly Karaz­ija in her gar­den.

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