australian landscapes by ian johnson | Australian gardens – landscape & plants | GardenDrum

What makes an Australian garden ‘Australian’? Leslie Simpson, garden designer, and I think we’ve cracked the code. Listen here to Design Elements, where we’re discussing Australian themed gardens.

colours and textures up hill with small plants to create layered effect

Lavender cotton is a landscape workhorse, bringing color, texture and an easy space filler to the garden. Notice how it fills out the bank alongside orange snake flower shrubs (Bulbine frutescens Hallmark) in this design by Eileen Kelly.

'Ch 18. Elusive landscapes: Australians and the Italian garden. Lambley Nursery.  Ascot.  Victoria.

& Elusive landscapes: Australians and the Italian garden& in Australians in Italy: Contemporary Lives and Impressions by Bill Kent [editor];

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