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

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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];

Doryanthes excelsa “Gymea Lily”

Gymea Lilly - Amazingly hardy plants a clumping green strappy foliage then spikes that lead up to a Waratah looking flower. I love them for their hardy demeanor and they do attract birds when they flower in winter.

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