a flower emerging in Australia

Mottlecah, Eucalyptus Macrocarpa, is a mallee Eucalyptus that is native to the south-west of Western Australia and noted for its large, spectacular flowers. Image by Peter Nydegger.

Another colorful, low growing ground cover for rock gardens, saxifrage

Rock Garden Design Ideas

Another colorful, low growing ground cover for rock gardens, saxifrage. Rocks and flowers make for such a lovely combination.

Japanese bloodgrass In place of grass, choose drought-tolerant plantings, which are more likely to prevent erosion. Shade, too, can be a necessary element in the fight against water loss: Plants lose a lot of moisture from evaporation on hot days. Grasses and artemisia offer beautiful foliage in this planted bed.

Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Ideas

Front Yard Sidewalk Garden Ideas: Filling beds with low maintenance, easy-care plants, such as these ornamental grasses, including fountain grass (Pennisetum) and blue oat grass (Helictotrichon) Via BHG

Grevillea Superb/Australia A medium shrub with large flowers in with a blend of salmon, apricot and lemon through out most of the year. Evergreen drought hardy shrubs with attractive foliage and masses of flowers. Bird attracting. Ideal for a small hedge or screen (plant 1m apart for a hedge). It can grow in full sun to part shade position. Grows 1-1.5m high x 1.5-2m wide.

Grevillea Superb - A medium shrub with large flowers in with a blend of salmon, apricot and lemon through out most of the year. Evergreen drought hardy shrubs with attractive foliage and masses of flowers. Ideal for a small hedge or scr

Romneya coulteri (Coulter's Matilija poppy) shrub native to southern California. LOVE THIS ONE!

[Might be my favorite California native! The flowers are huge and beautiful.] Romneya coulteri (Coulter's Matilija poppy) shrub native to southern California.


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