Tough-as-Nails Perennial Garden Plan

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A way to grow vines up the side of the house without having them root on your siding or ruin the mortar of bricking.

On the Block: Cinder Blocks as Design Elements

Succulent Planter Wall - contemporary - Homemade succulent cinder block planter wall makes for a great weekend project.

One of my favourite grassland plants.... Craspedia, otherwise known as Billy Buttons

Native Australian grassland plant- Craspedia, otherwise known as Billy Buttons

How to Plant Efficiently With Permaculture Principles

Small garden solutions

How to Use Ornamental Grasses in Midwest Gardens

The Beauty of Ornamental Grasses Use groupings of blue fescue to greet your guests and carry their eye up your walkway. The small size of drought-tolerant blue fescue -- usu.

Cut Leaf Daisy (Brachyscome) - Australian native, ideal ground cover, prolific flowering, many colours available

Abs - Kangaroo paw 'orange cross' - Grows to ft tall by feet wide with orange flowers in summer. Planned for use under kitchen window and in front walkway before fountain.

Chelsea 2013: stand-out plants

A taste of the exotic This year's winning show garden, the Trailfinders Australian garden, was dominated by native Australian blooms. We particularly liked the bright and cheerful kangaroo paws.