Eucalyptus 'Moon Lagoon' - great for cut flowers, drought tolerant, prune regularly

Eucalyptus 'Moon Lagoon' - great for cut flowers, drought tolerant, prune regularly HARDY IN ZONE 5 ?

What homeowner wouldn't want a lush and colorful garden just outside the window? But while a garden definitely boosts your home's curb appeal, it also claims a lot of your free time. There's no such thing as a maintenance-free garden, but choosing smarter plantings does cut down on the amount of pruning and watering required. So, the next time you plant, try some of these lovely options that take care of themselves. Then get ready to enjoy your new low maintenance landscaping—from the…

15 No-Effort Plants for a Foolproof Landscape

Humble flowers – a stunning Australian native called Echium

A stunning Australian native called Echium - haven't grown these before but the flowers are amazing. Not sure if they grow in Brisbane.

Common buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) - Tiny, tubular, 5 lobed, fragrant white flowers appear in dense, spherical, long-stalked flower heads. Long, projecting styles give the flower heads a distinctively pincushion-like appearance.

Common buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)-so pretty and delicate it does not look like a living plant!

Also know as Australian Tea Tree (leptospermum laevigatum), most of the 86 different Leptospermum species make desirable garden plants and are available with white, pink or red flower shades. Cultivars range in size from 3-26 feet, so read labels carefully to avoid extra pruning. Leaves are evergreen and small. Hardiest are L. scoparium, L. lanigerum, L. liversidgei, L. polygalifolium, and L. rupestre, all of which can tolerate temperatures to -18°F; others are sensitive to frost. They…

Leptospermum scoparium, Ruby Glow: New Zealand Tea Tree, cold and drought tolerant, blooms Winter to Spring, zones-unknown.

Mexican Heather- blooms all year long, full sun. Plant Mexican heather in full sun to areas with light shade. This plant often thrives in the hot, humid weather than can be problematic for many other plants. You may want to plant Mexican heather in slightly shaded places in very warm climates to prevent the blooms and foliage from fading.

Mexican Heather- blooms all year long, full sun. Plant Mexican heather in full sun to areas with light shade. This plant thrives in the hot, humid weather of the Texas Hill country.

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