catmint garden stats: origins of plant species
My garden can be seen as a collection of plants. A collection that wasn't planned. It just evolved over 30 years as I experimented, worked out what I liked, what went with what, and - most importantly - what would survive.
Contrary to what I wrote a few posts ago, the garden isn't finished, it's still evolving. Since writing that post I have changed my mind, done a back flip worthy of a politician.
The total number of species in the database is 129 (today). Where do they come from? Most come from Australia - 42. Next largest group is from Europe - 32. Most of the other species are divided fairly evenly between Asia, North America, South Africa and the Mediterranean region - about 11 from each area. Finally, 3 species come from New Zealand and 3 from the Canary Islands (located off the coast of northwest Africa).
|Yarrow comes from the Northern hemisphere|
|Hellebores come from Eurasia|
|California poppy: Californa has a Mediteranean climate|
|Ivy is native to Eurasia|
|Honeysuckle comes from the Northern hemisphere|