Elysian Landscaping. Pinned to Garden Design by Darin Bradbury.

gravel courtyard, low maintenance garden, mix of green planting, low stone water feature, by Elysian Landscapes - Gardening Design

Hakea laurina (Pin-cushion Hakea) - just one of Western Australia's uniquely beautiful wild flower species!

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

Foxtail Barley (Hordeum jubatum) - zones 4-10, full sun to partial shade, moist to dry conditions. 20" tall

Foxtail Barley (Hordeum jubatum) - If you like native ornamental grasses, try growing Foxtail Barley grass seeds. It is also commonly called Squirrel Tail Grass, and it prefers full sun and moist to dry conditions

flower border

Euphorbia and Alliums in the border at The Beth Chatto Gardens, late May Pinned to Garden Design - Planting Schemes by Darin Bradbury.

Clematis, Lavender and grasses

Here's another example of a free-flowing garden. The grasses and clematis help to soften and knit plants together. Here is the Mexican feather grass again Clematis, Lavender and grasses

Elijah Blue Fescue (Front) 12" Zone 4. Needs dividing every few years. Feather Reed Grass (Behind) 60" Zone 3. Food for birds

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' and landscape work horse Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' - two cool-season grass standouts.

Tea tree (Leptospermum minutifolium). I would like to see this in an espalier form.

Most species are endemic to Australia, but some species grow in New Zealand,Malaysia. A shrub or small tree, early settlers soaked the leaves in boiling water to make a brewed tea rich in ascorbic acid (vit C).

Dwarf Pampasgrass: Growing just 4-5 feet tall, dwarf pampasgrass develops showy white flower plumes in the late summer and fall. Use it in the back of the border where you can enjoy the flower heads all winter long. Like standard pampasgrass, the dwarf variety can become invasive, so plant it where its roots can't spread. It is deer- and drought-resistant and tolerates almost any soil type.

17 Top Ornamental Grasses

Growing just feet tall, dwarf pampasgrass develops showy white flower plumes in the late summer and fall. Use it in the back of the border where you can enjoy the flower heads all winter long.

Landscape by Fiona Brockhoff Design

Garden Design Ideas & Inspiration : Landscape by Fiona Brockhoff Design. Fiona's designs are a great example of the contemporary Australian style. Pinned to Garden Design by Darin Bradbury.

Silvermound Artemisia  Count on silvermound artemisia's low, rounded habit and bright coloring to add interest to your landscape, especially when paired with ornamental grasses.  Like many silvery plants, silvermound artemisia does best in full sun and likes well-drained soil.

Best Silver-Leaf Plants for Your Garden

Seafoam' Artemisia Artemisia versicolor 'Seafoam' has frothy contorted silver foliage that works well as a groundcover around taller, drought-tolerant perennials. It grows 8 inches tall

Leucadendron // Great Gardens & Ideas //

Leucadendron // Great Gardens & Ideas // not an Australian native but it works well in native gardens.

Stylidium eriopodum, of Western Australia, has remarkable boomerang-shaped flowers

Stylidium eriopodum, of Western Australia, has remarkable boomerang-shaped flowers.

Westringia glabra • Australian Native Plants Nursery 1.5mtrs by 1.5mtrs. Hardy, but prefers partial shade inland - full sun near the coast

Westringia glabra part of the Lamiaceae family with Purple-mauve flowers flowering in Spring-summer avaliable from Australian Native Plants located in Ventura, CA

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