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HOT and DRY. Drought tolerant Ice  Plant (Delosperma) is right at home along this cement curbside. Few sun perennials can take such less-than-forgiving locations yet still provide months of bloom all summer long.

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HOT and DRY. Drought tolerant Ice Plant (Delosperma) is right at home along this cement curbside. Few sun perennials can take such less-than-forgiving locations yet still provide months of bloom all summer long.

bank of grasses and perennials

Garden design by Cornwall designer based in Falmouth | Plant Schemes

Artistic Planting schemes by Jo Gardens in Cornwall

Driveway westringia fruticosa grey box coastal rosemary; flowers in spring summer and autumn. ideal for hedging. 40 cm high and wide. Excellent in coastal positions

Coastal rosemary, Westringia (Westringia fruticosa) 'Grey Box'

Detailed description of the Coastal rosemary, Westringia (Westringia fruticosa) 'Grey Box' cultivar/variety.

Essence of Australia Garden

Essence of Australia Garden

Essence of Australia Garden Designed by Jim Fogarty for Royal Botanic Gardens

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…

New Zealand Tea Tree (leptospermum scoparium)

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…

SPRUCE DWARF BLUE GLOBE  This little beauty is like a shining sapphire in gardens of hardy green dwarf shrubs! The Globe Blue Spruce shrub i...

Jim Whiting Nursery and Garden Center in Rochester, MN

Evergreen shrubs both spreading and upright that are perfect for the Minnesota landscape.

Sneak Peek: Garden Design Magazine's Wild Gardens: Gardenista

Sneak Peek: Garden Design Magazine's Wild Gardens - Gardenista

Garden Design magazine's new issue celebrates wild landscapes, never-before-seen coastal gardens, rugged terra cotta pots, and standout ferns for shade or

pictures of best bushes for privacy | Ornamental Grass for Privacy Screen or Low Growing Hedge

Ornamental Grass for Privacy Screen or Low Growing Hedge | Great Garden Plants Blog

Feather Reed Grass or Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ is definitely one of my favorite ornamental grasses to use as a privacy screen, low growing hedge or to add vertical height to the perennial garden. This non-flopping, sun-loving vertical grass is a delightful accent that is both easy to grow and easy to maintain. The …

Interesting mix of ornamental grasses for a back hedge in the front yard?

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Leucodendron Devil's Blush

What we've been doing

Is turning the front of our yard into a disaster zone. It's OK though. Usually things have to look worse before they look better, right? Before So what's the plan? We are turning that bare patch which doesn't grow grass no matter what into an extra parking space that goes along the front - see the black weed matting? That will be covered with crushed brick pebbles that were free (so long as we did the shoveling and carting of them out of one of As colleagues driveway). Yay. During Between…

Lemon Myrtle Backhousia citriodora Lemon Scented Myrtle Native with non-invasive roots. Grows to 5 metres high x 4 metres wide. Deep green foliage with silver undersides. Has creamy, white fluffy clusters of flowers. Is great in domestic gardens as it is both fragrant and bushy to the ground.

Lemon Myrtle

The Lemon Myrtle, Backhousia citriodora, was in full bloom in the park in December. It is found along the service road behind the dry rainforest area. Although the flowers are tiny they cover the tree like a veil and have a lemon perfume. When crushed the leaves also smell strongly of lemon. They contain high amounts of the essential oil citral and are used to flavour foods such as biscuits, desserts, ice-cream, fish recipes and teas. It also has medicinal qualities. Lemon Myrtle, Backhousia…

native garden design

fire pit crazy paving

Plantings include Sedum Blue Pearl, Cotyledon macrantha and Crassula Campfire

Front yard.  No lawn.  Patio stones, paths, and native plants & grasses. Natural.  Beautiful.

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