Nature's Vision Blog. Wamberal coastal residence. Front garden plantings consist of Coastal Rosemary, Coastal and Swamp Banksia, Queensland Bottle Tree, Casuarina Cousin it, Xanthorrhea glauca, Poa Suggan Buggan, NZ flax, Corokia Silver Ghost and Carex grasses planted amongst aged railway stepped sleepers, basalt boulders and terrazo steppers.

Nice look for the side of the house, instead of rock maybe -- Carex grasses planted amongst aged

Native Violet, Viola hederaceae - I use it everywhere, with its bright green leaves and its sweet mauve/purple flowers raised above the foliage. It will rapidly fill in bare areas of soil between stepping stones.

Native Violet, Viola hederaceae - bright green leaves and sweet mauve/purple flowers raised above the foliage. It will rapidly fill in bare areas of soil between stepping stones.

Talbaghia ~ hardy, long flowering, easy to grow, low maintenance. 'Dark Star' variety shown. Also available in pure white 'Milky Way' variety. Good for edging/borders.

Talbaghia violacea ~ hardy, long flowering, easy to grow, low maintenance. 'Dark Star' variety shown. Also available in pure white 'Milky Way' variety. Good for edging/borders. Keeps bugs down - is an Allium after all.

Drought tolerant gardens. Grace Design Associates Inc. San Roque

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

Garden Fragrance Galore! - Dianthus Firewitch - easy to grow groundcover for a sunny spot in the garden.

Garden Fragrance Galore - Dianthus 'Firewitch' - Easy to grow ground-cover for a sunny spot in the garden.

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.

Boronia heterophylla • Australian Native Plants Nursery • For the shady spot at the front.

Boronia heterophylla [Red Boronia] part of the Rutaceae family with Pink flowers flowering in Spring avaliable from Australian Native Plants located in Ventura, CA

Growing Australian natives in containers by Anna Rees (Australian Plants Online) (photo is of a Tetratheca thymifolia)

Tetratheca thymifolia - great article on potted Australian native plants including bird attracting natives.

Easter egg Emu bush Eremophila racemosa • Australian Native Plants Nursery • Plants • 800.701.6517

Eremophila racemosa [Easter Egg Bush] part of the Scrophulariaceae family with yellow-orange-pink-purple flowers flowering in Winter-Spring avaliable from Australian Native Plants located in Ventura, CA

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