The perfect geometry of the Cleome hassleriana (a.k.a. spyder flower). Photo by: Francisco Marty

A detail of a purple spider flower (Cleome hassleriana) as it begins to bloom by Francisco Marty on

Silver Dollar Gum Tree - wedding must-have. Just go plant one in your backyard now, I don't care if your 12 years old, this foliage will stay current! Plant it!

Eucalyptus cinerea Silver Dollar Gum Tree - wedding must-have. Just go plant one in your backyard now, I don't care if your 12 years old, this foliage will stay current!

Native Everlasting Daisy Rhodanthe chlorocephala - these are a must for our native garden. I so love the colour.

Native Everlasting Daisy (Rhodanthe chlorocephala) Grows naturally in the south of Western Australia extending into South Australia.

Pink Tea Tree (Leptospermumm scoparium) Native to New Zealand and southeast Australia. A usually compact shrub to 2m high (often less) to 2m wide.

Pink Tea Tree (Leptospermumm scoparium) Native to New Zealand and southeast Australia. A usually compact shrub to high (often less) to wide.

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

Australian Pink Pom Pom Flowers of garden shrub Calliandra Cultivar Blushing Pixie

Photo (It'sOnlyNatural by kathy)

Tea tree oil's incredibly potent topical anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties are the reason I chose it for this selection. #health #LaMav #organichealth Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jim-sf/3973422590/in/photostream

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).

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.

MINGO is a blue foliage ground cover Kangaroo Grass | Ornamental Native Grass

MINGO Themeda is a ground cover Kangaroo Grass with blue foliage - 'MINGO' Themeda is a ground cover Kangaroo Grass with blue foliage Themeda australis 'Mingo'

Correa alba - Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Correa alba - Flickr - Photo Sharing!

CORREA Dusky Bells Common Name: Native Fuchsia Mature Plant Size: 30cm-1m high , 2-4m wide This small shrub has dense, horizontally spreading foliage. The tubular pale, carmine-pink flowers appear from autumn to spring. Makes an excellent groundcover or can be used in reatining walls or for general garden beds. Suits coastal conditions. Prefers dappled shade.

CORREA Dusky Bells Common Name: Native Fuchsia Mature Plant Size: 30cm-1m high , 2-4m wide This small shrub has dense, horizontally spreading foliage. The tubular pale, carmine-pink flowers appear from autumn to spring. Makes an excellent groundcover or can be used in reatining walls or for general garden beds. Suits coastal conditions. Prefers dappled shade.

Poa labillardieri (Common Tussock Grass)

Detailed description of the Tussock Grass (Poa labillardieri) 'Eskdale' cultivar/variety.

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