Swaying in the wind--Verbena bonariensis. I love this flower, but be CAREFUL. It will reseed itself vigorously. I almost consider it a "garden thug". Great in flower arrangements, the tall purple flower is a wonderful accent.

White Minoan Lace Flower (Orlaya grandiflora) and Brazilian Verbena (Verbena bonariensis) dominate the meadow in late May.

From High Country Garden, 2011. This is a pre-planned low water garden. I could have pinned that on "My Style" page! :)

High Country Gardens for high desert drought tolerant xenoscaping ideas and plants Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden II - mixed pot sizes

Australian habitat garden ("Gaia's Garden" at City Beach, WA)

Australian habitat garden ("Gaia's Garden" at City Beach, WA) Pink Everlasting daisies & mass plantings of Kangaroo Paws

Blue flax is a wonderful low water use plant that works really well with the brown and neutral tones that are commonly used in the Southwest yards and landscapes like in Arizona and Santa Fe. It is a heavy self seeder that produces incredible mass plantings of electric blue color in the garden.

Blue flax is a wonderful low water use plant that works really well with the brown and neutral tones that are commonly used in the Southwest yards and landscapes like in Arizona and Santa Fe. It is a heavy self seeder that produces incredible mass plantin

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image from A World of Quilts: Designing and Making Contemporary Quilts Inspired by Traditional Patterns by Cassandra Ellis

Contemporary urban garden design by Catherine MacDonald at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2012. Plants include Achillea ‘Terracotta’, Achillea ‘Walther Funcke’, Eryngium ‘Jos Eiking’, Anemanthele lessoniana and Selinum wallichianum.

Contemporary urban garden design by Catherine MacDonald at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show Plants include Achillea ‘Terracotta’, Achillea ‘Walther Funcke’, Eryngium ‘Jos Eiking’, Anemanthele lessoniana and Selinum wallichianum.

Euphorbia myrsinites

Specializing in rare and unusual annual and perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms and hard to find California native wildflowers.

Xerochrysum Xracteatum little snow drops - also check paper daisies.   Compact up to 90cm. Sunny well drained spot Flowers spring and summer and intermittently at other times. Trim older foliage. Plant with kangaroo paw??

Xerochrysum Xracteatum little snow drops - also check paper daisies. Compact up to Sunny well drained spot Flowers spring and summer and intermittently at other times. Trim older foliage. Plant with kangaroo paw?

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