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Cool colours and beautiful textures with small leafed Westringia and Santolina(?) by Secret Gardens of Sydney. Not only do fine-leaved plants withstand heavy coastal winds, but they look great when mass planted adjacent to other fine-leaved plants.

Leucophyta brownii from http://www.victorianflora.com

Leucophyta brownii, the silver cushion bush. an Australian native and excellent drought-resistant ground cover

Ground cover banksia - so gorgeous

Banksia spinulosa 'Birthday Candles' to rear garden feature beds at Vincent St and Hobson St

Drought Tolerant Garden Design Design Ideas, Pictures, Remodel, and Decor - page 78

Idea for the front of the house if we ever decide to put a garden there. Slopes just like our hill.

watercourse under a walkway

A subtropical urban oasis, this shady fragrant garden sanctuary has great indoor-outdoor integration - Great Yard Ideas

Contemporary Australian Native Garden with sandstone seating, firepit and noughts and crosses game by Clint Kenny Design  www.clintkenny.com.au

Contemporary Australian Native Garden with sandstone seating, firepit and noughts and crosses game by Clint Kenny Design www.clintkenny.com.au

Australian Bush Sloping Garden Design, Pictures, Remodel, Decor and Ideas - page 9

Like the short grass in front of house and the tall grass on the right as possible edging. Saratoga Creek House modern landscape by WA Design

Love these colours for the exterior. And the garden for near front entrance/garage

Chionochloa flavicans - mini toe toe and red Phormium species - flax make a great texture colour combo

Biostream, Excess Rainwater, Iris Pseudacorus, Amsonia Garden Design Calimesa, CA

Dry creek to help cope with excess rainwater (the stone path and plants can reduce flooding and erosion and improve water quality)