12 Houseplants That Can Survive Even the Darkest Corners. Patterned leaves make this plant a great decoration for any room, but you should remember that it does poorly in direct sunlight. Calathea likes darkened space.

Kangaroo Paws (Colorful plant palette – drought tolerant plantings – low water – shadow play)

Colorful plant palette – drought tolerant plantings – low water – shadow play (tall one with red flowers is Kangaroo Paw--Anigozanthos flavidus) ¡\/\/\/\!

muscari and purple tulip combindation and forget me nots - wow!

when to plant-september.muscari and purple tulip combindation and forget me nots - wow!

Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset' (the shrub) is large, evergreen and open and has fantastic flowers great for cutting.

Not Australian native plants but would look good with native plants. Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset' (the shrub) is large, evergreen and open and has fantastic flowers great for cutting.

Vivid drought tolerant plantings . Grace Design Associates

Colorful plant palette – drought tolerant plantings – low water – shadow play (tall one with red flowers is Kangaroo Paw--Anigozanthos flavidus) ¡\/\/\/\!

Russian Sage along west side of house - likes full sun and heat. deer and drought resistant. 3-4 feet high and wide blooms late summer to first frost. My favorite Russian Sage varieties are Rocketman and Denim N' Lace

Needs correct pruning in spring-Russian Sage along west side of house - likes full sun and heat. deer and drought resistant. feet high and wide blooms late summer to first frost. My favorite Russian Sage varieties are Rocketman and Denim N' Lace:

Australia is the driest inhabited continent, a fact that might scare off some gardeners. Not David Glenn.

A Garden You Water Four Times a Year

Water four times a year: The dry gardens at Lambley are planted in large swaths of complementary colors and textures. Image via Lambley Nursery.

How to grow tulip bulbs indoors

Indoor Tulips - Fill glass container about with glass marbles or decorative rocks. Set tulip bulb on top of marbles or stones; pointed end up, add more marbles or rocks; so bulb is surrounded but not covered. Pour fresh water into the container.

Eucalyptus 'Moon Lagoon' - great for cut flowers, drought tolerant, prune regularly

Eucalyptus 'Moon Lagoon' - great for cut flowers, drought tolerant, prune regularly HARDY IN ZONE 5 ?

Plant ideas [50 Modern Front Yard Designs and Ideas] #CurbAppealContest

50 Modern Front Yard Designs and Ideas

attractive grass garden This great assortment of grass brings the wild beauty of the grasslands. Keep your garden maintained as this style can easily look unkempt.

Leucophyta brownii - silver cushion bush. Australian native.

Leucophyta brownii, the silver cushion bush. an Australian native and excellent drought-resistant ground cover

FOUNDATION DESIGN - LOS ANGELES MODERN LANDSCAPE DESIGN: dark fridays - aeonium arboreum 'zwartkop'

Foundation Design is the Los Angeles based studio of Exterior Designer Vanessa Rutter. Foundation design has recently expanded to Silver Lake where we are able to reach out to a wider community through our new retail space - Foundation Goods.

Also know as Australian Tea Tree (leptospermum laevigatum), most of the 86 different Leptospermum species make desirable garden plants and are available with white, pink or red flower shades. Cultivars range in size from 3-26 feet, so read labels carefully to avoid extra pruning. Leaves are evergreen and small. Hardiest are L. scoparium, L. lanigerum, L. liversidgei, L. polygalifolium, and L. rupestre, all of which can tolerate temperatures to -18°F; others are sensitive to frost. They…

Leptospermum scoparium, Ruby Glow: New Zealand Tea Tree, cold and drought tolerant, blooms Winter to Spring, zones-unknown.

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