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Water-wise drought tolerant garden in an Australian garden. These plants are equally at home in the dry summer climate of the Northern California San Francisco Bay Area.

Low rainfall garden / Agave americana with its distinctive pointy leaves / the lime-green heads of Euphorbia / bold pink flower spires of sprawling Echium / Gazanias in foreground

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?

a bright and open spot with a shady surround. Modern furnishings use notable mass and rich color to demand more focus than the plantings.

maybe we step down into the further patio area beyond the hot tub and enclose it with some kind of short wall like this - Patio designed by Australian firm, Peter Fudge Gardens. Also love the fire bowl

Monbulk Garden natives with contrasting foliage and free form

The Monbulk garden

Shirley Carn's Monbulk garden in the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia. A beautiful example of an Australian native plant garden.

Bokor - Bundeena House - Planting Design by Mallee Design

Not a retaining wall in sight! Bokor - Bundeena House - Planting Design by Mallee Design

How to choose and grow kangaroo paws - GardenDrum

What makes an Australian garden ‘Australian’? Leslie Simpson, garden designer, and I think we’ve cracked the code. Listen here to Design Elements, where we’re discussing Australian themed gardens.

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. Photographed by Daniel Shipp. via The Design Files

September Sky Show Garden at the Australian garden Show Sydney. Designers Andrew Fisher Tomlin and Tom Harfleet.

Another way of screening a rain tank - vertical posts. September Sky Show Garden at the Australian garden Show Sydney. Designers Andrew Fisher Tomlin and Tom Harfleet.