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My dream house would have a small outdoor garden in the center of the house. -Moss garden inside a small patio. The Eagle Ridge Residence by Gary Gladwish Architecture.

Plantaria uma arvore de mamao, abacate, goiaba, algo de altura media.

<Meditation Space>I am going to build an enclosed deck out back, and I am so going to open several (shaded) skylights since I am in the desert, and I hope to plant a tree inside, with rows of garden boxes and a water feature with a BBQ.

Is it Time to Reconsider Using Australian Natives?

Do your part to minimize stormwater runoff by learning about rain garden designs. These clever, simple gardens help mitigate runoff while adding a beauty spot to your property. A rain garden is easy to build, and it more than pays… Continue Reading →

Monbulk Garden  natives with contrasting foliage and free form

The Monbulk garden

Shirley Carn's Monbulk garden in the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia. A beautiful example of an Australian native plant garden.

Scleranthus biflorus. An Australian native, which is drought tolerant and prefers full sun. Would look great in rockeries and gives the illusion of moss.

An Australian native, which is drought tolerant and prefers full sun. Would look great in rockeries and gives the illusion of moss. Get this for the front garden. Will it grow over the gravel?

Ground Cover Kidney Weed (Dichondra repens) -- This evergreen spreading perennial is native to Australia and New Zealand (where it is known as Mercury Bay Weed). Kidney Weed has shiny green heart-shaped leaves and inconspicuous green flowers, and is often used as a substitute lawn in low-traffic areas of the garden.

Ground Cover Kidney Weed (Dichondra repens) - spreading perennial is native to Australia, also with Helleborus argutifolius (Corsican hellebore)

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New York - Steven Harris Architects. An open courtyard separates the ground-floor sitting room from the home office.

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