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!

Ornamental weeping gum with white trunk and large red flowers that are produced in spring. Flowers from a mature "Silver Princess".

Would love a flowing gum in the yard somewhere! Ornamental weeping gum with white trunk and large red flowers that are produced in spring. Flowers from a mature "Silver Princess".

Vivid drought tolerant plantings . Grace Design Associates

Colorful plant palette – drought tolerant plantings – low water – shadow play (tall one with red flowers is Kangaroo Paw--Anigozanthos flavidus)

Tea tree (Leptospermum minutifolium). I would like to see this in an espalier form.

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).

Is it Time to Reconsider Using Australian Natives?

Raingardens are popping up all over the country. They look incredible and are a great way to save water and protect our environment from erosion and pollution. Find out everything you ever need to know about our water wise friend, the raingarden.

Lochiel Park - behind the fence. Kangaroo paws, grasses. Can anyone identify the silver leafed shrubs and the taller green shrubs behind the kangaroo paws?

Lochiel Park - behind the fence. Can anyone identify the silver leafed shrubs and the taller green shrubs behind the kangaroo paws?

Velvety kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos ‘Orange Cross’ and Bush Gems series) add spicy color against golden grasses in a garden in Tiburon, California, designed by Arterra Landscape Architects (arterrallp.com). The plants tolerate drought but flower best with some water in summer and excellent drainage in light sandy soil.

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Velvety kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos ‘Orange Cross’ and Bush Gems series) in Tiburon, California, Arterra Landscape Architects

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.

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