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Australian garden designer Michael Cooke's house entry is framed by lush mixed plantings of Gymea lily (Doryanthes excelsa), grass trees (Xanthorrhoea spp), massed aloes (Aloe spp.) and more. Photographed by Daniel Shipp. via The Design Files

Australian garden designer Michael Cooke's house entry is framed by lush mixed plantings of Gymea lily (Doryanthes excelsa), grass trees (Xanthorrhoea spp), massed aloes (Aloe spp.) and more. Photographed by Daniel Shipp. via The Design Files

A. americana accents a planting of blue Senecio mandraliscae that tumbles over a wall, as aloes and rosemary 'Severn Sea' grow behind.

A. americana accents a planting of blue Senecio mandraliscae that tumbles over a wall, as aloes and rosemary 'Severn Sea' grow behind.

Types of hostas. Zones 3-8. Blooms summer or fall. Light to full shade. 6 to 3 tall, 6 to 5 wide. - My Garden Your Garden

Types of hostas. Zones 3-8. Blooms summer or fall. Light to full shade. 6 to 3 tall, 6 to 5 wide. - My Garden Your Garden

Yucca aloifolia 'Variegata' - spectacular in bloom, and out. Watch for the sharp spines - this is a plant that demands respect. Give it a full sun situation, lots of gravel in the soil, and stand back.

Yucca aloifolia 'Variegata' - spectacular in bloom, and out. Watch for the sharp spines - this is a plant that demands respect. Give it a full sun situation, lots of gravel in the soil, and stand back.

Aust native - Lomandra Longifolia "Tanika" Lomandra Tanika is a hardy Australian native evergreen with shiny green strap leaves and yellow flower spikes that come out in Spring. This plant is very hardy and has even been called by some as "close to indestructible." Tanika is versatile, and can be planted in a position of full sun to heavy shade. Drought tolerant. Great as a landscaping plant.

Aust native - Lomandra Longifolia "Tanika" Lomandra Tanika is a hardy Australian native evergreen with shiny green strap leaves and yellow flower spikes that come out in Spring. This plant is very hardy and has even been called by some as "close to indestructible." Tanika is versatile, and can be planted in a position of full sun to heavy shade. Drought tolerant. Great as a landscaping plant.

Lady Fern- Truly durable and versatile it grows well in shady locations but is also one of the most sun tolerant fern and some say it even thrives in the sun! #DreamSpringGarden

Lady Fern- Truly durable and versatile it grows well in shady locations but is also one of the most sun tolerant fern and some say it even thrives in the sun! #DreamSpringGarden

This tropical planter loves full sun and is drought tolerant. Pink Rio dipladenias with Bird of Paradise centre and trailing ipomea (sweet potato vine).

This tropical planter loves full sun and is drought tolerant. Pink Rio dipladenias with Bird of Paradise centre and trailing ipomea (sweet potato vine).