Hakea laurina. one of those strange Australian flowers.

Hakea laurina (Pin-cushion Hakea) is one of the most beautiful native plants of south-western Australia. In Italy and America its uses include street and hedge planting. by David Lade, via ShutterStock

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

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

Orange Pincushion

Orange Pincushion -- this one has an especially bright orange color. Looks like it might grow in zone and could be somewhat drought tolerant.

Ornamental weeping gum with white trunk and large red flowers that are produced in spring. Flowers from a mature "Silver Princess".

Would love a flowing gum in the yard somewhere! Ornamental weeping gum with white trunk and large red flowers that are produced in spring. Flowers from a mature "Silver Princess".

A gorgeous pink waratah flower.

A gorgeous pink Waratah flower. (I had never heard of this flower. It grows in Australia.

Chamelaucium ciliatum • Australian Native Plants Nursery • Plants • 800.701.6517

Chamelaucium ciliatum part of the Myrtaceae family with White flowers flowering in Spring-early Summer avaliable from Australian Native Plants located in Ventura, CA

Holly lives together with her boyfriend Tim in a tiny, dirty apartment, but the enormous eucalyptus tree in one of their backyards makes their living conditions more pleasant. After a rough day at work Holly often sits outside on the balcony to look at the tree. This soothes her and the tree is a kind of support to her.

Rarely seen in cultivation: Banksia oblongifolia

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